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iconnumber posted 12-31-2004 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for THEUGLYFOOL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i have a pitcher that has an "M" in a shield (the shield is shaped like a US hwy marker), then a fleur de lis in a regular shaped shield, then a "C" with a simple crown above it are located in a third regular shaped shield. below these are the words "silver on copper". i have searched several places and have found this hallmark mentioned once or twice in this forum but have not seen the maker identified. does anyone know who the maker is?

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iconnumber posted 12-31-2004 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tmockait     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First of all, why do you thinkg your piece is silverplate? It sounds more like sterling. Without a picture, it is very hard to do more than guess at the marks. Swedish hallmarks have crowns over letters, and the "M" sounds like a date mark. Try to post a photo.

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iconnumber posted 01-02-2005 12:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My impression when confronted with this mark is that it indicates either a retailer or a line of tableware, not a maker. Usually 'silver on copper' is a 20th century convention. And again usually it places the item into a vague family of Sheffield reproduction/ adaptation silverware. Beyond that, my only understanding is that this is something in which virtually identical items can be found with a bewildering variety of marks.

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iconnumber posted 01-02-2005 04:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for THEUGLYFOOL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks for the info dale.

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