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iconnumber posted 03-17-2001 08:07 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a silver four-legged bowl, approx. 8 inches in diameter, stamped "F.B. Rogers Silver Co., Taunton, Mass. Quadruple. 1182"

I read the other posting and learned about the F.B. Rogers Co.

Now, I would like to know if there is a way of approximately identifying the age of the bowl that I have. (Maybe 1920s/1930s??)

J. Green

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iconnumber posted 03-20-2001 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unfortunately, dating a piece of silverplate usually requires a visual inspection. If you can post a picture, we might be able to narrow down the possibilities. 20th century American silverware varies from extremely stylish (and easy to date) to very traditional (and almost impossible to date). Some styles that were popular in 1910 are still popular today. Usually it is only the construction methods and the quality of the design that provide a clue as to when it was made.

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iconnumber posted 04-01-2001 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Here are some pictures of the bowl in question. At first glance it certainly looks like a piece of the 1890 to 1910 era. Grape decoration has been popular on silver since at least the 1850's, and it experienced a peak of interest around 1905. Several companies issued grape-patterned silverplate flatware lines right around then, and this piece of holloware might have been made at this time. I doubt that it is older than 1890, but it might be as new as the 1950's. Still, I am just making an educated guess. Anyone else want to take a stab at it?

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iconnumber posted 04-06-2003 12:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stephen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The "quadruple" mark is also helpful in dating this. Meriden B quit using such marks in 1896. Some other makers (not sure which ones) continued using "quadruple" or "quadruple plate" markings until about 1912.

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