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iconnumber posted 03-20-2004 04:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sterlingfiend     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Hi there,

I have an Irish(?) sugar bowl(?) with some marks that I have not come across before...

  • a Ship with sails (Cork?)
  • a "T" in a Gothic style,
  • a dragons head(?) I cannot seem to place it.
  • it also has the word Sterling and number 136 stamped on the bottom.
Any thoughts?

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iconnumber posted 03-20-2004 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is the mark of The Tennant Company of New York City. They began sometime before 1896 as makers of sterling holloware. They became a part of Hartford Sterling Company in 1901.

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iconnumber posted 03-20-2004 06:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sterlingfiend     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, thank you very much for the info!

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