Posted 3 years ago
Hello My Antique Friends,
Well, I have had this piece in the basement for quite a long time, probably a tag sale purchase. I purchased it with detective work in mind and somehow busy with other pieces, it got lost in my jungle of antiques.
What I do know is the following. This is Elkington, I know by the markings its 1884 that's the year of the Y. I have done a ton of research and I am still befuddled! Why the stars on the backsides by the handles? And the ever so faint etching under the logo? The number 311, with a slash looking etch in the center of the backside? I have investigated the badger and motto, I understand the meaning, but don't understand what family it belongs to. I also curious about the stars as they seem to fit Joseph Seymour's logo! ANYONE? I look forward to the input.