Featured Which Era Is This? Any ideas Appreciated!

Discussion in 'Ephemera and Photographs' started by MattNZ, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. MattNZ

    MattNZ New Member

    Hi All,

    Matt from New Zealand here,

    I'm trying to date (approximately) this photo.

    It's been mounted in a sliver-plate dish (quite creative!)

    If you have any ideas I'd love to hear them :)

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  2. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    lovely. perhaps you could go by the pendant ?
  3. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Guessing it dates to the 1910-1922 range. This is based on what I can see of the hair and clothing, and the look of the photo in general.

    Are there any marks on the pendant? Can we see a photo of the back?
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2019
  4. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Agree, hair & open collar suggest post-Victorian, edging into fashions of the 20s. I'd be willing to extend the date farther into the 20s if photo taken somewhere it may have taken fashion changes longer to reach.
  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Agree with dates.

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  6. MattNZ

    MattNZ New Member

    Hi thank you for your reply! Ill take another hi res photo and see if I can enlarge it :)
  7. MattNZ

    MattNZ New Member

    Hi - Yes here is a photo of the back. I think from the opinions there seems to be a general consensus that is 1920s (Which is great! I love this Era!) P1100298.JPG
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  8. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Clearer close up photos are required for these marks.
    They look like Silver Plate markings but better shots will confirm.

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  9. MattNZ

    MattNZ New Member

    Wow - yes that's a bit blurry! I'm just reading it now and it says "L & W S" with a "p" perpendicular to the previous, and the number 470. Yes I'm sure your right - it looks like Silver Plate, and I think L & W S is Lee & Wigfull from a google search. But no idea as to "470" or the period.
  10. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    470 is the design or inventory number, not specifically a date. The P perpendicular at the end should have another letter before it inside that shield shape - an E would make it "electroplate."
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  11. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I was just looking at silvercollection to see whether he had any date ranges for Lee and Wigfull's various silverplate marks (link below) and discovered that they converted to a limited company in 1900 - and at that time added Ld (for limited) inside a shield in place of the EP. In addition, the shield was rotated to be in line with the letters - and that is what I see in your attached picture. So this plate was made after 1900. But that's the best we can do - and it does confirm the consensus view of circa 1920.

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