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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 10-26-2012 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote



We found a bee honey pot at an antique show today that is made from glass and silver. The only marking on the pot is the word “Sterling” on the underside of one of the wings.

It has a rather gentle face that still needs to be polished and I will post that on the Great Faces thread after the bee gets his cleaning.

The pot probably came with a glass or silver rod that would have been inserted into the interior of the body for removing honey.

Does anyone have an idea as to when it was made? The dealer thought it was made in the late 1800s, but with the mark sterling on it I think it would be several decades later.


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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 10-26-2012 11:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
FYI--Please help w/ ID of silver & ruby honey bee pot.

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 10-27-2012 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Scott for the earlier reference.
The one we found has a free blown glass container with a polished pontil. With the simple mark of sterling I think this was made by one of the companies that made, as Dale said, really whimsical silver items.

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doc

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iconnumber posted 10-28-2012 05:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is really cool!

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Kimo

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iconnumber posted 11-17-2012 08:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also like it, but I am not seeing many indications of substantial age. Maybe 1920s to 1950s?

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 11-17-2012 07:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is nice when someone says that anything from the 1920s does not have "substantial age". That means to me that something or someone from the 1930s most really be young.

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