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IJP

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iconnumber posted 03-31-2005 03:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IJP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I looked in Rainwater, Turner, and Hagan, but was unable to find any definitive answer as to this mark, found on some bread & butter dishes. Shown below, it looks like perhaps a club symbol (as in the clubs suit in a deck of cards). It may otherwise be a stylized clover leaf. It is accompanied only by the word "sterling".



These plates seem especially heavy, each weighing at about 10 ounces troy. They measure about 8 3/4 inches in diameter. In light of their weight, and the detail in the engraving and chasing, I'm surprised that the mark of this manufacturer is not more widely recognized, if these items are representative of the quality of its work. These are as heavy (relative to size) as any piece of holloware from the best of American manufacturers.

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IJP

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iconnumber posted 04-12-2005 06:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IJP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mysterious makers are some fun, aren't they? The bowl pictured below is very nicely made, but the mark is completely unknown to me. None of my books seem to include it. Anyone seen this mark before? What is that supposed to be?

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 08-28-2006 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I feel the mark on IJP's bowl is an incompletely struck JB & SM Knowles mark.

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Paul Lemieux

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 08-28-2006 10:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No doubt about it. excellent Paul.

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