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Discussion Forum

Miniature Painting What Is The Medium 14 Replies

Started by Sharon Y. Parrish. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera 3 hours ago.

Help ID possible Revival Renaissance - Rococo Winged Maiden Cherub Console Table 11 Replies

Started by Lisa Dangelo. Last reply by Lisa Dangelo yesterday.

Help What Is This 3 Replies

Started by Sharon Y. Parrish. Last reply by Sharon Y. Parrish on Tuesday.

Star Family flag ? 7 Replies

Started by Lloyd Levine. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Jun 29.

Machined silver pill box 9 Replies

Started by Jonathan Nelson. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Jun 29.

RANK AND TIME PERIOD THIS HAT WAS WORN 4 Replies

Started by Lloyd Levine. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Jun 27.

What was this Otis & Co. pad used for ? 10 Replies

Started by Lloyd Levine. Last reply by Lloyd Levine Jun 23.

Need help with this wooden bar clamp 4 Replies

Started by Jack DaBear. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Jun 23.

Peanut Shell Pill Holder 4 Replies

Started by Ed Young. Last reply by Ed Young Jun 22.

Looking for info on this pair of Rostand Andirons 8 Replies

Started by Lloyd Levine. Last reply by Molly Jun 17.

Strange Finding 8 Replies

Started by Gillian Iles. Last reply by Molly Jun 14.

Art Deco Miniature Sculpture 5 Replies

Started by Sharon Y. Parrish. Last reply by Sharon Y. Parrish Jun 14.

Prayer/Mass card with Seal ? What exactly is this ? 4 Replies

Started by Lloyd Levine. Last reply by vicki hufstetler Jun 12.

Tazza 8 Replies

Started by Susan Simpson. Last reply by Susan Simpson Jun 10.

Five-Gallon Stoneware Butter Churn 5 Replies

Started by Lillian Dunbar. Last reply by Molly Jun 8.

Need Help w IDing Etched Glasses 8 Replies

Started by Eleanor Price. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Jun 7.

Are these pins real or replicas and what time period/rank do they signify ? 6 Replies

Started by Lloyd Levine. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Jun 5.

Found In A Bag Of Thrift Store Jewelry 4 Replies

Started by Sharon Y. Parrish. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Jun 4.

Antique Wallet 3 Replies

Started by Sharon Y. Parrish. Last reply by Sharon Y. Parrish Jun 2.

Vintage old metal truck toy help 3 Replies

Started by John Taglione. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Jun 2.

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Comment by BikerBonnie on June 12, 2020 at 11:45am

lot of information and learning there Tom, wow again

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on June 12, 2020 at 11:38am

BB, I found a terriffic website about WMF. It states that they began in 1880.  

My info said they started in 1853 and that my Claret Jug was from 1858. "My info" was Guenter Staffa, of Cloppenburg, Germany in an e-mail dtd 6-21-2003. He was accumulating info for a forth-coming book at that time.

My pc is W.M.F.M.  The last M. stands for the base metal, brass, which is "messing" in German.  The dots or periods were used in the early days of their operation.  Beneath is "I/o" (the I is slanted same as the slash). That's an upper case "i", not a "1".

According to Guenter it "...refers to the thickness of the silver-plating; one gram deposited silver per square decimetre."

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on June 10, 2020 at 1:57pm

Ed & Susan, just above the solid blue line it says +Add a Discussion.  Click on it and put your Post there.

Susan, STOP using the Comment Wall.  Continue this Post above in the Discussion Wall.  Put your new pics and comments there.

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on June 10, 2020 at 1:42pm

Susan, had you posted this in Discussions (directly above Comment Wall) then all comments and replies would stay together. In the comment wall.  As is, your comments will disappear in a month or two.

You need to post your new pictures so everybody can see them, not just me. (Susan sent me an e-mail with pics).

I can now see that the mark by the wing-nut DOES NOT read WMF...it looks like WM.  Dunno if that's good or bad.

You call "it" a Merman, but "it" looks like boobs on her chest...muscular mermaid?

BikerBonnie, "wow", I have a Claret Jug ca 1858 by WMFM with 1/x on it. Previously researched.

Comment by BikerBonnie on June 9, 2020 at 2:13pm

wow

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on June 9, 2020 at 2:01pm

Susan, DISCUSSIONS such as yours belongs in the DISCUSSIONS wall.  You're in the Comment Wall.

Your item is called a Tazza. I can see some letters near the thumb-nut, partially hidden by it. Can you remove the nut and decipher what it says? I think the first letter is W and the second, an M which leads me to believe it was made by WMF, a German foundry which began in 1853 and is still operating. There might be a tiny mark that looks like "1/x" which is the old metric system of silver plating.  Also, sometimes there is another letter that follows the WMF, like WMFM.  M=brass. The base metal of YOUR piece is "German silver" which consists of copper, zinc and nickel. "Silver" refers to the color, not metal.

A jeweler can solder the broken portion; cost $50. or less. IF IT IS WMF, value is $3-4,000, USD.

WMF link, https://www.google.com/search?q=german+silver+tazza&client=fire...

Comment by Susan Simpson on June 8, 2020 at 5:46pm

It has been a long time since I have posted anything on here, and I am probably totally messing it up.  These pictures are from an item that belonged to my parents    It looks like a silver (?) bowl with stand.  The stand has broken away for the bowl.   The base is of a merman blowing on a shell.   No idea what it is or if it is real silver.  On the very bottom there are some etchings.  The name STEPP is my parents last name.   The design is definitely nautical.   But I really don't know anything about it, and my parents have passed on.   Thanks for any help.

Comment by Ed Young on June 5, 2020 at 2:22pm

OK Bonnie thanks.

Comment by BikerBonnie on June 4, 2020 at 3:07pm

ed find the group you want, and there will be a place to click that says, "add discussion"

Comment by Ed Young on June 4, 2020 at 1:11pm

Thank you Tom.  Now to find the Discussion Wall.......

 

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