"Hi Mary, As far as I know all Briard items are signed with his name, usually worked into the design. Even the drinking glass sets are marked. So I would think this is not by him. It could be from the same time period though. Is it glass or what?"
"I just noticed that there are 3 different views of this picture. Printers have the latitude to do that. Your print is missing a large dark (almost black)tree in the left foreground. The signature is just to the right of that tree, which is why…"
"What is your question? "Bergen" is a city in Norway. "Scandia" probably refers to Scandinavia. Should be lots of info on internet...Probably made in Japan as you show, marketed in Bergen, to English speaking (export)…"
i sell vintage millinery (hat) flowers. the black roses are pre WWII so your hat is at least that old.
i can tell more about age by seeing the method of stemmimg. often even a country of origin."
"no labels., no history. I am thinking it is a bubble toque from what era I don't know. the inside is lined in a heavy crimson grosgrain material and has a grosgrain inner binding.
Here is a pic of the inside. Thanks"
"Actually M.T. SHAW, Inc. is a foreign corporation doing business in Michigan. Here is what I found at the Michigan Secretary of State's office, Corporate Records Division. (on-line):
Searched for: M.T. SHAW, INCORPORATED