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Posted 3 years ago


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(I have just removed previous photos and added 4 new ones showing the hallmark closer, the beveled mirror, end of the handle and the monogram)

Wow! I can't believe what I've just seen! I honestly had no idea this hand held vanity mirror had this hallmark on it, and it's not even hidden!!! What was I thinking???

The hallmark is in the shape of a fish and it either says PATO or Vato? It looks like it's got an arrow thru it but it may be representative of a tail? The initials on it are RFD, too bad they're not FDR!

That's just crazy...I have had this mirror for at least 30yrs and did not know until just now that mark was there. I remember looking for that with what I thought at the time to be diligent! I suppose I was looking too hard and apparently, in all the wrong places! lol,wow.

Ok, I have come to the conclusion that I have seen this, but the best side of me (can you all see that I'm arguing with myself here, lol) I must have seen this but just didn't know what the hallmark said! Yes my friends, I'm shaking my head too!

Well, if anyone might know what the hallmark is, I promise I won't forget that!

Thank you antique rose!!! Enjoy everyone, I hope you at least have a good laugh!!!

Mystery Solved


  1. glasslove glasslove, 3 years ago
    Wow!!! I love it!!
  2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
    Perfection! Very elegant and sharp looking design!
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    I'm not sur but I think it might be SCM

    Schmitz, Moore & Co.
    Newark, NJ ~ 1915 - ca.1920
    Specialized in sterling dresserware.
  4. aghcollect aghcollect, 3 years ago
    Are you sure that's not Webster Company - North Attleboro, MA founded in 1869 by George K. Webster. -- http://www.silvercollection.it/104websterbis.jpg
  5. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 3 years ago
    It's so beautiful
  6. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
    Thank you glasslove and Elisabethan for the love and comments. I will try to get an even better photo showing more detail. I was just a bit crazed at that moment ;).
  7. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
    Vet and agh, thank you both for your love and effort, I appreciate that. It's really a hard call and I feel you are both close, and yet, no cigar...There are 2 small indentations under the "fish" that may have been numbers at one point but so old that you can't see them any longer.

    Would it help if I were to get a better/closer photo?
  8. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
    Thank you Doc for your comment and love!
  9. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
    Thank you Jewels!
  10. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
    LOL!!! CindB, We can do that! :)
  11. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
    I knew that!
  12. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
    Thank you pops!
  13. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the love Belle
  14. Luckylady Luckylady, 3 years ago
    A seller has some flatware listed as J.S. Company Pato, see http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Sterling-Silver-J-S-Company-Pato-1921-19-Pc-Flatware-Set-/221665554767?pt=US_Flatware_Silverware&hash=item339c4bf14f
  15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
    That is AWESOME!!
  16. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
    LOL....Thanks for the Thanks in the Topic Header...LOL

    So it was a Good thing I posted mine, and you dug yours out to discover the mark you never found before -- only now. Doesn't that feel good?

    Funny you should mention this, as it was only with my post too -- that I think those might be (worn off) marks on mine too. Much like you, I never saw these before either.....and I had that Art Deco Mirror set for at least 20 years too.

    So much the same story here --- LOL

    Think I might have mine tested since IF those are marks on mine, there is no way to read them. Glad you have marks

    Can you give us another pic of the mark, closer ?

    I am SO GLAD for you, and your excitement!! You made my day here !!!!
  17. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 3 years ago
    I love this piece. I have seen a couple like this and passed them up, but I'll have to look closer now! Thanks for posting it!
  18. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
    aghcollect, I think you are right! Webster Co 1984. That's the 2nd time I wondered, but is it possible the hallmark could slightly loose a bit of it's integrity? I'm thinking that's what has happened, could I be wrong about that?

    I promise, I will not doubt agh!!! LOL!

    Thank you my friend! (Trying to save myself here ;)
  19. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
    Thank you ladyluck, I appreciate your effort, love and comment!
  20. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
    Here ya go antique Rose! It's still hard to read, but I confident agh has called it! (still tryin' for a save) lol

    Yes, I have you to thank for this...soooo awesome! So I finally got a closer pic, I hope it's easier for all to see. I also added different views. The mirror is/has been loosing some silvering for a while, probably because I've kept it in the bathroom too long. I wouldn't recommend it and will move it to another spot...

    That is funny how are stories are so very similar. You just didn't want to make yourself look silly, did you?! lol! I have to laugh at myself more than I'd like to think ;) It's all good! Thanks again!
  21. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
    Thank you for your love and comment upstate! And you are welcome too :)
  22. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
    Thank you all for the loves! xoxo!
    surfdub & pops
  23. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 3 years ago
    When ever I see these, which is rare I'm drawn to them immediately. This one is BEAUTIFUL!
  24. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    beautiful!! Sue!!
  25. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
    Thank you Sean!!! I appreciate that coming from you ;)
  26. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
    Thank you nutsy! I missed your comment there for a minute, but I caught cha!
  27. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
    Thank you trey and charmsomeone for the loves!

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