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iconnumber posted 01-20-2004 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bamaj1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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The holloware isn't mine, I'm just trying to help someone else.

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iconnumber posted 01-20-2004 09:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The mark rings no bells with me, for what that's worth. It looks meant to suggest some form of Sheffield plate mark. But does not look exactly like one.

From the look of it, this is somehow adapted from more ornate 18th centuries examples. Have seen several of these, with a variety of not readily decipherable marks. They appeared to be early to middle 20th century. And were not readily associated with larger sets. My own understanding would be that the piece here was sold as a stand alone hot water pot somewhere between 1905 and probably 1965. The maker probably produced under a variety of labels for department stores etc. Hope this helps, Dale

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iconnumber posted 01-20-2004 10:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could this be the mark of
Bell Mark Sheffield Silver, Inc.
"Fine Silversmiths Since 1785"
Peoria, Az

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iconnumber posted 05-20-2017 12:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Old English Silver
Sheffield Plate
From the XVth to the XlXth Centuries


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iconnumber posted 05-20-2017 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for agphile     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bradbury's Book of Hallmarks makes the point that the Bell mark was one of those extensively used on EPNS. I have always assumed this to mean that, as far as the UK is concerned, its use was not restricted to any single maker.

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