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ericside

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iconnumber posted 09-11-2001 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ericside     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Hi All,

I have 2 different Both a Large Size and with a lot of weight to them. Sterling I believe...The first is Marked Ercuis and another symbol..looks like a Man on a horse with the Letter O or 0 behind and the number 84 below. Etched '17 on the back of the handle. Very Symbol design. 8 inches long.

The Other fork has the mark I believe of Minerva and is a high grade of silver and then a Triangle with the letters HS with a Sun above and a Star below. There is decoration on the back of the handle with a monogram. Slightly smaller in size and weight.






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akgdc

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iconnumber posted 09-17-2001 12:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for akgdc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Both are French. The first is a modern silverplated fork by the well known French firm of Ercuis, founded in 1867 and still in existence today (www.ercuis.com). The "man on a horse" is the company's trademark of a centaur.

The second is a solid-silver (.950, better than sterling) fork by a French manufacturer I don't recognize ("HS"). It dates from anytime between the late-19th century and the present.

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