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Another mystery is that we see marks on well-made pieces but are unable to identify the makers.†† If you have any information on who made the pieces below, please contact us and let us know.

 

Typical mark:

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Item

Description

Size

Marks

Brooch / pin, composed of three rectangular plaques with rounded corners, each centering a round bezel-set green stone, all of which are mounted on an oval wire frame.  The stone on the center plaque is larger than the ones at the ends.

Pin, composed of three rectangular plaques with rounded corners, each centering a round bezel-set green stone, all of which are mounted on an oval wire frame.† The stone on the center plaque is larger than the ones at the ends. †(See similar mark on pin below.)

2" L and 1/2" W

Unknown mark of M in diamond

Pendant, sterling on chain with green stone.  Six-petal flower with small notch at end of each petal, on circular frame centering round bezel-set cabochon green jade or chalcedony stone, with two small loops at top that connect to long paperclip chain.  Chain has alternating long and short loops, with additional detail of three groups of three small round green stone beads near the clasp on each side, six groups of three beads total (see similar mark on pin above).  Silver expert Fred Zweig points out that a similar mark (M in a diamond) is attributed in Dorothy Rainwater's Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers to Mandalian Manufacturing Company, North Attelboro, MA.

Detail from chain on pendant with sterling on chain with green stone.  Chain has alternating long and short loops, with additional detail of three groups of three small round green stone beads near the clasp on each side, six groups of three beads total (see similar mark on pin above).  Silver expert Fred Zweig points out that a similar mark (M in a diamond) is attributed in Dorothy Rainwater's Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers to Mandalian Manufacturing Company, North Attelboro, MA.

Pendant, sterling on chain with green stone.† Six-petal flower with small notch at end of each petal, on circular frame centering round bezel-set cabochon green jade or chalcedony stone, with two small loops at top that connect to long paperclip chain.† Chain has alternating long and short loops, with additional detail of three groups of three small round green stone beads near the clasp on each side, six groups of three beads total (see similar mark on pin above).† Silver expert Fred Zweig points out that a similar mark (M in a diamond) is attributed in Dorothy Rainwater's Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers to Mandalian Manufacturing Company, North Attelboro, MA.

Pendant:† 1" round

Chain:† 23"

Bracelet made of four oval convex links centering bezel-set lapis cabochon stones, with long silver loops connecting them.  Hammered surfaces.

Bracelet made of four oval convex links centering bezel-set lapis cabochon stones, with long silver loops connecting them.  Hammered surfaces.

Bracelet made of four oval convex links centering bezel-set lapis cabochon stones, with long silver loops connecting them.† Hammered surfaces.† (See similar mark on items above.)

6-13/16" L and 5/8" W

Pin, brass, triangular, with spiraling triangular line and wide border, concave body.  Very reminiscent of Frost or Forest Craft Guild.

Pin, brass, triangular, with spiraling triangular line and wide border, concave body. †Very reminiscent of Frost or Forest Craft Guild (see similar mark on pin below).

2-3/4" W and 2" H

Unknown mark of overlapping letters inside triangle

Stickpin, gilt brass, triangular, with acid-etched design and small round orange bezel-set glass cabochon stone.  Very reminiscent of Frost or Forest Craft Guild (see similar mark on pin above).

Stickpin, gilt brass, triangular, with acid-etched design and small round orange bezel-set glass cabochon stone.† Very reminiscent of Frost or Forest Craft Guild (see similar mark on pin above).

5/8" W and 2-15/16" L

Brooch / pin, silver, with turquoise stones, European 935 silver.  Round frame with six repoussť blossoms arranged in a circle with a seventh one at center, each blossom centering a small round bezel-set cabochon turquoise stone.  Blossoms are connected by silver leaves and curving stems.

Brooch / pin, silver, with turquoise stones, European 935 silver.† Round frame with six repoussť blossoms arranged in a circle with a seventh one at center, each blossom centering a small round bezel-set cabochon turquoise stone.† Blossoms are connected by silver leaves and curving stems.

1-7/16" H and 1-1/2" W

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