After this first meeting with the "world of silver", I began to frequent antique markets and shops and to buy books and silver auction catalogs, looking for silver items to add to the little collection I was trying to put together.
- esrog box - etrog container - etui - European Hallmarks - ewer - ex voto - eye bath F: Factories, Plants, Shops and Workshop - fakes on silver - false filigree - family crest (UK) - fiddle spoon - filigree - fish server - fish slice - flagon - flatware patterns - fob - folding biscuit box - folding knife - fruit knife - funnel G: galvanoplasty - glass holder - gilded silver - Goldsmiths' Hall H: hallmark - hallmarking (British) - hallmarking (contemporary UK) - Hanau silver - hand warmer - Hanoverian spoon - hanukah lamp - heraldry (UK) - hip flask - holy water font - horse hoof inkwell - hot water urn - hovedvandsg - how to decrypt silverplate marks - How to read UK sterling silver marks I: ice water pitcher - import marks (UK) - Indian Peace Medals - inkstand J: jewelers trade card - Jewish ritual silverware - journeyman mark - Judaica - julep cup K: kiddush beaker - kiddush cup - kiddush goblet - knife rest - kokoshnik - kovsh L: leopard's head - letter opener - London hallmarks - lozenge mark - lucerna - luckenbooth M: maker's mark - mark - marrow scoop - marrow spoon - Martel (Gorham) - matchbox holder - mate - mazarine - mazer - mechanical pencil - medicine spoon - memento mori - menorah - mether cup - miniature silverware - mint julep cup - monteith - mote skimmer - mote spoon - moustache cup - moustache spoon - muffineer - mustache cup - mustache spoon - mustard-pot N: napkin ring - nef - nipple shield - nutmeg grater O: oil lamp - Old English Spoon - old sheffield plate - Oneida advertisements in WWII - openwork - overlay glass P: paper knife - pap-boat - patent mark (British) - patterns flatware (USA) - pax - penknife - pepper caster - pepperette - pickle spoon - pipe lighter - pipe makers - pipe mounters - pocket knife - podstakannik - pomander - posy holder - potato ring - presentation silver to indians - prickling - propelling pencil - pseudo hallmark (sterling silver) - pseudo hallmarks (Italy) - pseudo hallmarks (silverplate) - punch ladle Q: quaich R: racing-bell - rattle - reliquary - revolving butter dish - Russian fakes S: saddle flask - salt - salt cellar - salt shaker - salt throne - salver - samorodok (technique) - Scottish Provincial Silver - sheffield plate - shooting field place finder - silver advertising - silver-gilt - silver overlay glass - skillet - snuff mull - soap box - sovereign holder - spice box - spice tower - spoon goblet - spoon holder - spoon warmer - sponge box - stamp case - string holder - sugar nips - sugar tongs T: talc bottle - tankard - taper-box - tea caddy - tea canister - tea glass holder - tea kettle - teapot with stand - tea tongs - tea urn - Tenby Jug - toast rack - toast tray - toasted-cheese dish - tobacconists - toothpick holder - torah breastplate - torah pointer - torah shield - town mark - trade card - trade marks UK (figural) - trade marks USA (figural and literal) - trade name (UK silverplate) - trefid spoon - trencher salt - trifid spoon - ceremonial trowel - tussie mussie - two-hadled cup - tyg U: Unidentified marks on British Silverplate V: vegetable dish - vermeil - vesta case - vinaigrette W: wager cup - waiter - wall sconces - Warwick cruet stand - waste bowl - watch fob - wavy-end spoon - wax-jack - whiskey jug - whisky noggin - Wiener Werkstatte - wine-bottle coaster - wine-bottle stand - wine funnel - wine label - wine trolley - women silversmiths - workman mark Y: yad - Yogya silver Z: zarf My first purchase of silver was made in 1996, when at an antique fair I bought a briar-wood box with a silver cover. So I understood it was made in Italy, around 1935/1940.
For some reason, most of the Dresden studios chose to hide the factory marks.
Found on this child's tea set, now in my private collection. It came down through her family to her from her great grandmother who was born in 1888, apparently in America.
Though the factory closed in 1945 and this mark said to have been used after 1993, it is unclear as to what current name was/is used. https:// previously unidentified mark was identified by I don't know what the "OVID" is unless it was the name of the blank wares.
The gold blot is covering up the mark of the factory that produced the undecorated pieces.
ASCAS is an association between collectors and lovers of antique silver.
You may click on the item's index to see photos and description of the objects. On April 2004 I've founded ASCAS - Association of Small Collectors of Antique Silver.
from a wealthy couple in Brentwood, California, for whom she worked.
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Even though my main interest is for silver objects, in recent years I've begun to buy non-silver related items, including in my collection some pieces as cameo glass vases, "barbotine" dishes, portrait miniatures, shell cameo brooches, and others.
Petersburg) - asparagus fork - asparagus holder - asparagus server - assayer mark B: baby rattle - bed warmer - beehive honey-pot - bell - berry spoon - betel box - bib holder - bigorne - biscuit warmer - boatswain's call - bombilla - bosun whistle - bottle ticket - bougie-box - bourdalou - brandy saucepan - bratina - brazier - bread-basket - Britannia metal - British hallmarking - Broad Arrow - buckle - butter cooler - butter dish - butt marker C: caddy spoon - cake-basket - canteen - card tray - caster - castor - cayenne scoop - cayenne spoon - chanukah lamp - charka - chatelaine - cheese toaster - chota peg - cigar lighter - close plating - coach pot - coaster - coat of arms - cocktail shaker - coffee-cup holder - coin holder - coronation regalia - counter holder - cow creamer - cream scoop - cream skimmer - crest - 'crown' mark on sterling silver and silverplate - cruet stand - crumb scoop - crumb tray D: dance card - decanter-stand - decanter wagon - dish cross - dish ring - dog-nose spoon - doll's house miniature - duty dodger - duty mark E: egg boiler - egg coddler - egg cup - egg-cup frame - egg spoon - electrotype (metalwork) - ember bowl - entre dish - EPBM - E. I was able to acquire some pieces of the 18th century and much more of the 19th century.