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nautilusjv

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iconnumber posted 04-29-2017 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nautilusjv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a question about a pair of silverplate? cauldron salts with gold washed bowls. I have been unable to identify the mark. The mark reads F.M, 2 flower marks and a fourth mark which is unreadable. Any feedback welcome. Many thanks, Kelly

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 04-30-2017 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Marks look like those sometimes found on Old Sheffield Plate, but none of my references show these particular marks. Do you think these are Old Sheffield Plate?

Matthew Boulton used a round sunburst and Roberts, Cadman & Co, Eyre Street of Sheffield used a Bell, but also a five petal flower.

The initials F.M could have been for the silversmith that did the work. The people that did the work,for the most part, seem to be forgotten.

Very attractive pair of salts

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nautilusjv

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iconnumber posted 04-30-2017 10:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nautilusjv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks ahwt! I had not considered OSP. I will examine them again and see if that is indicated. Thanks for the new lead!

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