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Solved mystery items6546 of 9509THE NUPTIALS OF THE VIRGIN BY RALPH. "BEATRICE  D'ESTE"Lynn Lais Vase
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Posted 5 years ago


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This is likely my most amazing garage sale find to date. Local sale got a box of what turned out to be mostly Sterling pieces that consist of plates,spoons and other pieces for 25.00. I'm trying to still figure if these are better off scrap or to find the makers that might make them more desirable. Some are monogramed 6 plates are identical international sterling h 413 6 in plates. The small spoon is marked Hans something sterling Denmark and other cool pieces just wanted to share.

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  1. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
    Wow...amazing find!!! Could you post a close up of the large spoon? What does the hallmark say on that one? Looks like a nice coin silver spoon to me!
  2. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
    By the looks of the lot I would not scrap it! Looks all to be old and in great condition, but I could be wrong. The spoons would def. go for more than scrap on the auction site, I know because I buy them there all the time. Really a great find, must have been exciting!
  3. whitman75 whitman75, 5 years ago
    Truly exciting BH and there is more that I need to test. BH also the big spoon u are spot on about stamped Wm Kendrick from what I could tell tough to find Kentucky ware made around civil war time not a lot of it still around. The ashtray like piece that is ornate with eagle and horse on shield with star is stamped Plata fina 0900.
  4. whitman75 whitman75, 5 years ago
    does anyone recognize the stamp mark on the plate in the 4th photo trying to id maker.
  5. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
    William Kendrick (b. 1810 d. 1880)
    Louisville, KY 1831-1880
    Was in the partnerships of Lemon & Kendrick with James Innes
    Lemon 1831-1841 and later Kendrick & Son with William Carnes
    Kendrick 1873-1880. Upon William Kendrick's death in 1880, his
    other son, George P. Kendrick, joined with William Carnes Kendrick
    and continued the business as jewelers under the name William Kendrick's Sons which remained in business
    until 1932. It is likely that any silver with the Kendrick mark made after 1840 was not actually made by
    Kendrick, but rather retailed by him.
  6. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
    The stamp in the 4th photo is:

    Simons, Bro. & Co. / Simons Bros. Co.
    Philadelphia, PA 1840-Present
    Founded by George Washington Simons and Peter Boneil
    Simons. The firm of Simons, Bro. & Co. incorporated in
    1913 as Simons Bros. Co. Acquired Peter L. Krider Co. in
    1903. Makers of sterling flatware, holloware, thimbles,
    novelties and jewelry; made swords during the Civil War.
    Stopped making flatware in 1908 when their dies were sold
  7. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
  8. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
    Actually, it is the mark on this page, but it is slightly different:

    all the way at the bottom the symbol on the left. What do you think?
  9. whitman75 whitman75, 5 years ago
    That is the closest mark I have yet to see but not sure it to be exact. Anyway to date the Kendrick spoon? Also trying to figure out if that one piece is a napkin holder and if that piece that looks like a stocking what was that for a candle to put out? Thanks for all the info.
  10. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
    whitman75...yes I agree it is not exact, it is very very close though, just thought I should suggest it.

    The Kendrick spoon... is there a monogram on the handle? Sometimes people can tell the year based on the style of cursive lettering. I do think it is a napkin holder but I do not think it is a candle snuffer. Just my guesses!?!
  11. whitman75 whitman75, 5 years ago
    Thanks it may be correct at the moment I think it is Simon's the Spoon is monogramed in capital letters MLB in fancy lettering.
  12. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
    Yes...MLB would have been the original owner's initials most likely. My best guess based on the shape and style of the coin silver spoon would be 1840-1840 but that it only a guess. The shoulder's tended to be wider and more prominent as the 1800's moved along. The style of the script is another clue, but I don't know too much about that.
  13. whitman75 whitman75, 5 years ago
    Thanks a lot for all the help and info ..much appreciated.
  14. carmenisacat carmenisacat, 5 years ago
    I definitely wouldn't scrap these pieces. You have some older ones and those can bring 2-3 times their scrap value. Pieces from early 19th century are quite desireable and it looks like these are in really good condition. I would definitely get them cleaned though as silver can stain and that stain can end up eroding the metal over time.
  15. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
    I totally agree with carmenisacat.
  16. whitman75 whitman75, 5 years ago
    Hey B HOCK check the bay

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