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Paul Colarik

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iconnumber posted 03-25-2004 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Colarik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote


I own a S&F coin silver cake saw in the Faralone pattern. It measures 11 1/2" in length and is in it's original case.

I'm wondering if this might be a rare piece as it's marked "coin" as well as bearing S&F's hallmark which resembles the CA State Seal.

"Silver In the Golden State", published by the Oakland Museum, states on p.106 that "Great Seal" " the only Schulz & Fischer flatware pattern that is marked with their mark for holloware."

Does anyone have any insights to share?

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iconnumber posted 03-26-2004 12:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a gorgeous piece! Thanks for sharing it. I do think that the statement in "Silver in the Golden State" is incorrect. I think they sometimes used the "Great Seal" trademark on flatware when they could fit it on, and I'm not surprised to see it on a great piece like yours.

There are rarely any hard and fast rules about silver marking. There seems to be at least one exception to every rule, even with well documented companies like Tiffany & Gorham.


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iconnumber posted 03-28-2004 08:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a beautiful cake knife, and the presentation box really highlights it. I especially like the XXXXX design motif on the blade.

I've aways wondered about what kind of cake recipes they must have had back then that required cutting with a saw though. eek wink

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