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iconnumber posted 11-06-2008 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi there all,

Once again an unknown mark has appeared. This time on a knockoff of a Georg Jensen Blossom pattern tea set.. Nice workmanship, all hand hammered. The sugar bowl is cute. I have shown the marks on the bottom and have done two different photos of the makers marks under different lights, to make the mark clearer.

The set was purchased in Chicago (home of at least one baseball team) about 30 years ago.

Any ideas whose mark this is?

Thanks as always.


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iconnumber posted 11-06-2008 07:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello Marc!

Looks just like part of a set made in 1915 by Woodside Sterling Co. New York. Do a search for Woodside Sterling Silver Blossom
motif. I think the mark is worn.

Congrats! Nice piece!


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iconnumber posted 11-07-2008 12:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Jersey,

First let me say, thanks for your answer, and I looked at the set you sent me to, and while they look similar, they are not. The mark is close, but not the one.

I just grabbed the first piece in the box and took photos of that one.. turns out that a better mark was on the coffee pot, so I put that mark in as one of the two marks in the photo.

The stamp, "handmade", and no pattern # may eliminate some manufacturers. I was thinking LaPaglia, but not after doing a quick look up. I am going to check my Mexican and A & C books tomorrow.

Thanks again..


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iconnumber posted 11-07-2008 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FredZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The HAND MADE stamp is identical to the one use by William DeMatteo Sr. The circular mark has similarities to DeMatteo's cartwheel mark. I suspect he is the maker of this fine set.


[This message has been edited by FredZ (edited 11-07-2008).]

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iconnumber posted 11-07-2008 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Marc!

Fred is absolutely correct. I in my poor eyesight could not make out the mark & just went for the style & tried to match it to a mark that appeared similar.. Interesting enough, again I learned something new, and that's always a good thing.

It's still a great set no matter who made it.



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iconnumber posted 11-08-2008 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ulysses Dietz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I actually went to Christie's once to check out a Blossom service with only the HANDMADE and Sterling marks--and I, too concluded that it was by William DeMatteo, who was a New Jersey silversmith. DeMatteo often used, instead of the buds of Jensen's blossom, his own variant form of a calla lily. The set I looked at used the calla lily motifs. Here is Wm. deMatteo's mark:

AND his son's mark (his late son worked for Colonial Williamsburg)

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iconnumber posted 02-21-2017 11:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another image of the Dematteo mark.

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