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Salt and Pepper Shaker - very ornate - Harris and Shafer Sterling Silver

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    Posted 7 years ago

    ho2cultcha
    (4577 items)

    These are a couple of the more ornate pieces - probably from the beginning of the 20th century. They are marked Harris and Shafer and Sterling along w/ some other marks and numbers. I just looked up Harris and Shafer and they were smiths operating in Washington DC from the 1880s-1938.

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      VERY NICE !!!!
    2. JoyB JoyB, 7 years ago
      Beautiful!
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      thank you vetraio50 and JoyB! after looking at other silver pieces, i think that these were made sometime between 1880 and 1900.
    4. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Just lovely silver.
    5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      thank you racer4four! even though i was a silversmith when i was young, i've never been into collecting silver. it doesn't hold a whole lot of interest for me for some reason.
    6. melaniej melaniej, 7 years ago
      Absolutely beautiful!
    7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      thank you melaniej!
    8. Artistinside Artistinside, 7 years ago
      Dear Ho2,
      Those are so wonderful. I think they are Repousse, meaning the ornate design that was created by pushing it out from the inside.
      HARRIS & SHAFER - Washington, D.C.
      A partnership of Edwin Harris and Charles A. Shafer (1880-1938)

      Regards, Kirk
    9. Zowie Zowie, 7 years ago
      Beautiful work on these pieces
    10. Sergey Sergey, 7 years ago
      ho2cultcha.
      add the pepper!
    11. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      thank you Zowie and Sergey! they are very beautiful and i think that they are repousse. Harris and Shafer were absorbed by Gorham in 1938.

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