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iconnumber posted 03-18-2006 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

This little bowl (4-3/8" x 2-3/8") has been part of my collection for years and I've never seen one quite like it. Displayed resting on its side, for some reason, it's the piece in my foyer cabinet that my non-antiquey friends proclaim "cool" (why do their eyes glaze over when I try to explain the wonderful features of my other silver?) rolleyes . Melon-shaped w/deep lobes (looks like a halved acorn squash to me), a beaded edge and four small ball feet, it's quite heavy and well-made. Marked with the Towle lion-in-T, there's also what appears to be an Old English "F" under the style number. Anyone run across a mark like that on a Towle piece before, and any feelings on when it might date to?

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iconnumber posted 03-19-2006 01:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for swarter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is easy to see why it is a favorite of yours.

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iconnumber posted 03-19-2006 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks! The photos are telling me it's time to polish the silver in that cabinet, fortunately I actually enjoy doing it.

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iconnumber posted 03-19-2006 03:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hello     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think enjoying polishing is a prerequisite of collecting silver smile

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