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iconnumber posted 07-28-2003 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote


I have a small compote? Not sure what it was used for. Would like to find out how old and a pattern name. Would also like to know what the 3 marks are and the 1319 stand for.

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iconnumber posted 07-28-2003 03:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Patrick Vyvyan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My guess is your item is for salt and originally had a glass insert. Regarding Shaw and Berry, see this previous thread on the Forum:

A quick search of Yahoo reveals two other items. The first:


"Marechal Neil Demitasse Spoons are marked on the back with the Durgin D, Sterling, Shaw and Berry Co.(the Jeweler who sold them) and Oct 6th. There is a monogram on the front an M. They are 4 3/16" long."

And a silver tea service at:


American Sterling 5 piece Tea Service & Sterling Tray Tea service consists of a tipping tea kettle on stand with burner, coffee pot, tea pot, cream & sugar. Dated circa 1890 - makers Shaw & Berry Co.

Here Shaw & Berry are described as the makers.

If Shaw & Berry were the distributors, my guess the maker is indicated by the three stamps beneath in your piece.


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iconnumber posted 07-28-2003 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The trademarks are those of the Hartford Sterling Co. of Philadelphia, PA. They were in business from about 1900 to 1924.


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iconnumber posted 07-30-2003 12:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Anuh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by pete:
Would like to know what the 3 marks are and the 1319 stand for.
Thank you.

Everything else having been answered, I thought I would just remark that the 1319 would be the product number. It could either refer to the specific dish, or to the design of the dish, depending on the protocols used by the specific maker.


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iconnumber posted 04-24-2008 01:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a revived post.

In an archived 1901 NY Times article about a diamond robbery, Shaw & Berry Co was mentioned as a Washington D C jewelry store.

Also, there is currently a set of flatware online that is said to be marked Shaw & Berry Co Washington D C.

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