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vathek

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iconnumber posted 05-28-2008 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for vathek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I'm curious to see if anyone can guess who made this (unless of course you already know):

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Clive E Taylor

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iconnumber posted 05-28-2008 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Clive E Taylor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
May we have an indication of size please?

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FredZ

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iconnumber posted 05-28-2008 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FredZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The design is classic for a Danish piece. Early part of the 20th century. The most obvious designer would be Jensen. I am not familiar with this pattern. It appears to be a hand mirror.

Fred

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vathek

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iconnumber posted 05-28-2008 04:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for vathek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
it is a hand mirror. both sides are the same design. length is 11", widest point 4.75".

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jersey

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iconnumber posted 05-28-2008 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Vathek,

A gut feeling that it's not Danish but American.

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bascall

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iconnumber posted 05-28-2008 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A wild shot in the dark is International.

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wev
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taloncrest

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iconnumber posted 05-28-2008 09:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for taloncrest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Frank Whiting?

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Marc

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iconnumber posted 05-29-2008 12:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know for sure, but it might be La Paglia (who worked for himself and International Silver Co.) or it may just be Mexican.

The proportions of the piece are a little exaggerated to be danish, but then again..."This is a puzzlement".

Thanks for the challenge.

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FredZ

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If it is American I would guess Peer Smed or John P. Pettersen. Definate Scandinavian influence.

Fred

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 05-29-2008 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would have guessed an American mass producer like international or Gorham.

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dragonflywink

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I like it, looks American to me too, but doesn't have a hand-wrought look to it for me. One of my favorite makers came out with a couple of nice Scandinavian-inspired flatware designs in the '30s, have seen similar designs on small bowls, etc. by the same maker, and they made dresser items, and has a nice attention to detail that I'd expect from them - so I'm guessing Watson.

~Cheryl

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 05-31-2008 02:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay so who made it?

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vathek

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iconnumber posted 05-31-2008 11:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for vathek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's the answer. I wonder who the designer was.

Thanks for all the guesses.

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