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iconnumber posted 07-27-2004 12:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nihontochicken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
... please stand up? I purchased this gravy ladle, just over six inches in length, as a lark, due to the maker's mark. The ladle is stamped only "ROGERS BROTHERS", and no other marks, save the monogram. Such a mark would, of course, immediately cause one to consider the famed early makers of silverplate flatware. But I can't identify this particular mark in either Rainwater or on line.

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The leading "R" is lightly struck and difficult to read, the trailing "S" somewhat less so, all else is very clear. There is no drop. The piece is on the thin side, which might suggest coin silver construction. General wear is light, and if silverplate, there is no wear through on the bowl, but there is a change in the surface texture along the edges of the stem; if this is wear through, then the plating is rather thin.

Does anyone recognize this particular mark? TIA for any and all info!

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iconnumber posted 08-04-2004 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nihontochicken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmmmmm, a week with no takers. Perhaps I should give the Silverplate board a try. If the moderator can move the thread, thanks; otherwise, I'll try re-asking there in a day or two.

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iconnumber posted 08-04-2004 03:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The early Rogers marks are confusing. But so also are the later ones. IMHO, one can not tell the difference between plate and coin Rogers just by a mark. Your mark appears early, could be coin could be plate. This probably calls for an acid test, sad to say.

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iconnumber posted 08-04-2004 04:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've never seen anything to indicate that the Rogers Brothers firm made anything but silverplate.

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iconnumber posted 08-04-2004 09:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nihontochicken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks so far, I'm now about three quarters sure that, despite the thin stock, it is silverplate. I'm more interested in whether this is a known mark and what period it is from, and whether it is by the famous silverplate producers. Again, TIA for any help!

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