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Brent

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iconnumber posted 11-17-2003 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Here is a puzzler. This is a very stylish serving basket, about 18 inches long and quite attractive. It bears the attached marks on the outside of the footrim. We suspect it to be silverplate, but there is no wear through and no conclusive evidence either way. Does anyone have a clue as to the origin of this piece? Thanks!

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Patrick Vyvyan

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iconnumber posted 11-17-2003 10:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Patrick Vyvyan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could the mark on the right be the pentagram used in Spain for silver? Spanish maker's marks are, apparently, often in a hexagon.

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Brent

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iconnumber posted 11-19-2003 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Patrick!

You are right, the mark on the right could be the Spanish standard mark. I had not heard that about Spanish maker's marks being in hexagons, and I can't recall ever handling 20th C Spanish silver before. Still, the evidence does point to it being Spanish.

Thanks again!

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ozfred

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iconnumber posted 11-19-2003 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozfred     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The urn type mark was used by M. Espunes of Madrid. Refer page 262 of A. Fernandez, R Munoa, J Rabasco "Marcas de la Plata", ISBN 84-86508-28-2.
If I recall the firm still operates just outside of Madrid.

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Brent

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iconnumber posted 11-19-2003 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Muchas Gracias! Thanks so much for your help with this mark!

Brent

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Pepijn

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iconnumber posted 11-16-2004 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pepijn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The hallmark in the oval shape of a star is definately for Spain after 1934.

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