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sunni

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iconnumber posted 12-29-2004 06:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sunni     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have inherited a footed candy dish (silver, of course) and the hallmark in just a MENORAH. It's a beautiful little dish. It was my grandmother's. Can anyone help? Granny was American. But dish could be from anywhere.

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iconnumber posted 12-29-2004 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Ellis-Barker Silver Comany used various marks for different lines of goods -- a menorah was used on candy and sweet dishes among other things.

The company was founded in Birmingham England in 1860 and opened an American branch in New York City in 1897. By 1978, they had become a division of Towle Silversmiths. The menorah mark was introduced c 1912.

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