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Sterling Silver1216 of 1309SILVER LADLESRound footed silver tray
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Posted 4 years ago

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argiros
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6.5 in. h 10.5 w-16in w with grapes base stems are copper
own it 40 years bought it from a customer who was liquidating there assets.paid $550.
hallmarks lion anchor A script with circle around it open on top
sterling 1745
other metals
O
signed L.M.Schafer in cursive
I have searched internet, Schafer seems to be an unknown in the silver world
It's really a very unique piece and after a good polishing (needs one) it's
quite spectacular the side grapes are a chore to clean

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  1. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 4 years ago
    Is that a walking lion mark? Dave
  2. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 4 years ago
    Can you also get a closeup on the marks? Thanks
  3. argiros, 4 years ago
    YES WALKING HAD TO USE A 10 POWER LOOP TO SEE A NEED A MUCH BETTER CAMERA
  4. argiros, 4 years ago
    Dave drew the A and posted until l can take pic
  5. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 4 years ago
    English Silver walking lion weith anchor. "A" is for 1900. Its a start I will see what I can find. Dave
  6. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 4 years ago
    Shafer Co. of Washington, DC from that time period. He sold silver from 1880-1938 period.
  7. nutmegr, 4 years ago
    Hard to tell without a picture of the marks, but I think your "A" is really a gothic "G" making this a mixed metal piece by Gorham. If so, "O" would be the date letter for 1882. The name Schafer is simply a monogram, and not a silversmith.
    Beautiful piece!
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    Lisa

  8. nutmegr, 4 years ago
    Your new picture of the marks confirms it -Gorham beyond a doubt. That is an exceptional piece - I hope you cherish it!!
  9. silversmith silversmith, 3 years ago
    That's one gorgeous piece!

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