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vathek

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iconnumber posted 01-10-2011 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for vathek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I find this inscription rather charming. It is on a master butter by Clemens Oskamp. Note that in the first pic the name is spelled Gordie and looks professional done. On the other side the name is spelled Gorgie and note the different fonts more crudely done and also the Germanic looking Dez. I also like the fox head terminal.

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Hose_dk

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iconnumber posted 01-10-2011 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hose_dk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very charming. However I read a and not o as second letter.
And on the other hand wat you read as C might very vell be a G.

So reading is difficult. But we can just admire the buaty of the engraving.

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 01-10-2011 04:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a sweet inscription.

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 01-10-2011 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Neat.

I believe the pattern is "Fox Head" by F.A. Bunnell.

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vathek

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iconnumber posted 01-11-2011 07:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for vathek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmmm maybe the two names are different but that wouldn't really make sense. This does appear to be the foxhead pattern but the only marks are a C in a diamond followed by an O in a diamond.

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agphile

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iconnumber posted 01-11-2011 09:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for agphile     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could one name be the donor and the other the recipient. Also interesting that "from" is in English but "Dez (rather than Dec) 25" suggests German or the like.

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 01-11-2011 10:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Perhaps the recipient was named after the giver and they had different nicknames so the family wouldn't get them mixed up.

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bascall

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iconnumber posted 01-11-2011 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The name in the first image is Gardie. It seems to have been used more than the name it was derived from which was Gardenia.

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