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iconnumber posted 03-25-2003 11:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello there,

I have just purchased a hand made covered sugar bowl marked twice with an "EB" in a rectangle. The mark looks very close to a mark for Ephraim Brasher shown on pg 73 of "Marks of American Silversmiths" by Belden, but they are not completely sure that the double "EB" mark is his. I would appreciate any information any one has on this mark.

The piece is 3 1/2" high there is a rim around the top of the lid and the same marks appear on the lid as on the base.

I would be happy to post additional photos if these 2 are not enough.

Thanks for the help.


Marc Cutcher

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iconnumber posted 03-25-2003 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for labarbedor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I couldn't find your mark attributed to Brasher. I don't think it looks like other pieces I have seen by him. You might check a few sources nevertheless. One is Yale they have several pieces, there book shows two marks, to me the don't look like yours. But perhaps if you send Pat Kane your mark, she could check for you. Also I think Argentum has or had some pieces, but Michael doesn't usually post marks, but answers emails promptly and is always very helpful. Finally the mark you have is not the same as the one on the Brasher coin, but there is a coin dealer, Stack, who has in the past sold Brasher spoons, and I would think they could authenticate or repudiate your piece.

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