Hallmarks fleur de lis, eagle and more?

Discussion in 'Silver' started by say_it_slowly, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    I have a rather plain set of small tongs with marks I haven't found yet. It is marked in two places with 925/1000 (?) Sterling and in one place with the fleur de lis(?) and eagle(?) I can't make out the symbol next to Sterling. Any thoughts? Appreciate it.
    sterling unknown mark 1.jpg sterling unknown mark 2.jpg sterling unknown mark 3.jpg
     
  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Towle Silversmiths had a fleur de lis and eagle mark. Their Lion rampant inside a script capital T (lying on its side in comparison to the other parts of the mark) is often worn which might explain the rest.
     
  3. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Ah. Here we go. Rainwater notes that the fleur de lis and eagle mark was used on a line Towle called La Fayette Silverware.
     
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  5. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    I had heard confusing references to Towle but hadn't found any marks online like this so didn't know what to think. Thanks to you and your excellent skills I did find it now and the Fleur de lis sort of makes sense. It is small tongs from Towle La Fayette and I found a catalog page showing the piece and marks. Can't get much better than that! Thanks so much! Towle Lafayette catalog sugar tongs 1913.jpg
     
  6. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    You're very welcome!
     
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