"Hi LB, I agree. I have found German town marks that are very similar but not exact. Two crossed keys in a shield but no 1743 and a shield with 1743 but something other than crossed keys. I think you are right about the European origin…"
"I would think the mark is referring to a pewter-making guild that has been around since 1743, but I'm not having much luck finding which one. Because of the 95%, I do think the entire lamp (not just the Kosmos burner) is European. Is the globe…"
"Jeff, I agree with you to a point. After 2 days of research I believe the date of manufacture to be late 19th or early 20th Century. With the Kosmos Brenner burner the mark certainly has no relevance as far as the date of…"
"It's not that old, certainly not 1743. I believe this was more likely made in the 20th century. You can find lots of info on Kosmos Brenner if you google it, here's some: "Wild & Wessel of Berlin in 1865 developed the…"
An interesting pewter? oil lamp with a Kosmos Brenner Burner. Can anyone help me with the lamp itself. It has a mark with 2 crossed keys in a shield with the numbers 1743 along side the numbers 95%. Any idea who made it and what the age might be.…See More
"A special thanks to Vicki who led me in the right direction. It was true American Brilliant cut glass from north of the border. A Canadian cutting house - Roden Brothers (1891-1922). We still have not identified the pattern so any info will be…"
"Not Hawks, but of the same era. Hawks signature is two "hawks" that look like crows, with a fleur de lis in center.
Regal and Royal were two makers of this era, in USA. It may be very difficult to find exact maker, as information on this…"
" Hawkes Gravic is known for his sunflower pieces like this but he usually signs his pieces with his name maybe its a copy of one of his or he signed it differently at one time .. you could try researching his pieces "
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