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nautilusjv

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Hello everyone,

A pair of plate on copper nut or sweetmeat dishes measuring 1.25" H x 6" W x 5" D with a lobed or scalloped shape. Engraved in the bottom of each dish is a lion rampant. I have tried to identify the mark without success. The mark consists of a shield I believe, a pair? of Gothic letters and crossed keys. My sense is that the dishes are English in origin. Any help much appreciated.

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Victor Obler Company
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nautilusjv

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Thanks Scott! Well, I guess there are no stupid questions. May I ask what reference you found the mark in? Thanks again.

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Apparently the Victor Obler Company did "authentic reproductions" of OSP. I found a catalogue for sale online entitled "Authentic Reproductions of Old Sheffield Plate and Antique Silver on Copper Victor Obler Company Silversmiths New York. This makes sense with the lion rampant on my dishes. The company was located at 417 East 76th St NYC. The phone number was Regent 4-3192. Any guess as to when they were in business? 1930's to 1950's? Victor Obler came to the United States in 1925.

Interesting to think about his work in terms of the once great fashion for English facsimiles.

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