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iconnumber posted 01-22-2001 07:59 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found this silent butler that has a crest on it.....have not heard of that on a silent butler before. It is a crest of a lion(?) standing on its back legs with a tongue coming out of its mouth, with a rope-like design below it.
Can you help trace this crest or give me information as to trace its origin?



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iconnumber posted 01-22-2001 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WGS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I presume you're talking about a maker's mark which is on the bottom of the piece. If so, it sounds a little like the mark of Lehman Brothers Silverware Corporation. They seemed to have been in business between something like 1927 and 1973.


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iconnumber posted 01-22-2001 10:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If the crest is on the top of the lid, then it is simply a decorative device intended to make the piece look classy. A lot of these silent butlers were made in England, often of silverplate on copper, and many do feature a generic sort of family crest like yours.

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iconnumber posted 01-22-2001 10:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sheffield Silver Company (of Brooklyn NY) made a whole series of these crested butlers. The one I have has the Tudor family arms.

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