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Kitchen4476 of 6258Ornate Metal Brass Covered Dish Marked, but don't know markLazy Susan condiment holder
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Posted 5 years ago


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Not sure what this is or what the mark is on the bottom.I just love it.Any info would be nice thanks.

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  1. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Do you think it may say Italy.. just a thought!...:-)
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    I have a suggestion. They are not writing, they are drawing. Eight strokes and it is done! These are decorators putting a mark on an object to make it fulfill legal requirements for import into a foreign country. The word "Italy" needed to be in English, not in Italian, to fulfill the requirement. You had to put an indelible mark on the item stating in English where it was made. In China they relied on stamps and transfers. In Italy they mostly used this quick eight stroked 'drawing' to fulfill the requirement. Some of these artist-decorators were illiterate in Italian as well as English.
  3. roscopicoltrain, 5 years ago
    Thanks for all the info everyone!!!
  4. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
    eye4beauty, I've noticed the same thing about the marks, it almost all looks like it was written by the same hand??
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Check out Fratelli Fanciullacci.

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