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Richard Kurtzman
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iconnumber posted 05-12-2005 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Kurtzman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I've never seen this mark before: B.H.CO. It is on the base of a repousse tea caddy.

Does anyone know who it is?

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iconnumber posted 05-12-2005 11:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is an identical caddy, along with a tea set and several other pieces, elsewhere. It appears that whoever the maker was, he made a specialty of the style.

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iconnumber posted 05-13-2005 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Kurtzman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks wev. The quality of the chasing on the piece I have is pretty good (not great). I can't find this mark in any of my American books. Could it be Canadian?

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tmockait

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iconnumber posted 05-15-2005 11:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tmockait     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found two possibilities, both of which may be long shots:

Boardman Hall of N.Y. and Philadelphia, registered from 1845-56

Barbour Hall of Hartford, Conn., established 1890.

Good luck,
Tom

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iconnumber posted 05-23-2005 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Kurtzman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tom, If you meant Barbour Hobson Co. of Hartford Connecticut, I think that might be a possibility. They were in existence for only a couple of years which might explain the rarity of the mark.

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iconnumber posted 05-23-2005 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tmockait     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, looks like I mistakenly copied "Hall" twice.

Tom

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