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  1. #1
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    Anyone know this makers mark?

    I have not been able to find anything about this mark. Anyone know it?

    silver mark enlarged.jpg

    Looks like a boat atop waves.

    It is on the silver clasp of a vintage/antique purse that was found in a storage locker.
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  2. #2

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    Have you looked here Marks & Library at our Marks and Library database for it yet?

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    Thanks for the reply, yes I have already been through the database and could not find it

    Also the more i looked at it the more it started looking like a whale blowing water. No luck with that one either.

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    Please attach a photo of the purse itself along with the measurements. Is only the clasp metal, or the entire purse? Thanks!

    If we're unable to identify this mark for you and you believe the purse to be an antique, you might want to consider joining The Antique Purse Collector's Society for more information.
    Last edited by lrosack; 08-01-2012 at 06:12 AM.

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    Hi here are a few pics of the purse. The frame and chain both test positive for silver on an acid scratch test. Thanks
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    Last edited by vaq1@aol.com; 08-04-2012 at 09:00 PM.

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    What a beautiful purse! A few comments that might help you ...

    Pictorial hallmarks are less common than Initial hallmarks and the fact that this mark is not clearly stamped makes identification harder.

    Metal framed purses were popular from the late 1800s onward. A fabric or needlepoint bag was created, then attached with lacing to the frame via the small openings along the rim. A Google search of silver cherub purse frame will provide some examples of other similar purses and might reveal the information you are seeking.

    The design and condition of the needlepoint bag will give a clues to the age of this purse. Note that silver-plated purse frames are still being made today for home crafters.
    Last edited by lrosack; 08-05-2012 at 08:37 AM.

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