Derby Silver ladies

bungalow975January 22, 2012

Although this is my first post, I have followed this and other forums here for some time. I am amazed at the wealth of knowledge and information that is shared here, and hope that someone will be able to help identify a pair of silver figurines. They are 12 inches tall, and each is marked "DERBY SILVER CO DERBY CT QUADRUPLE PLATE", along with the Derby logo of an anchor in a circle. They are numbered and are very nicely detailed. The one with the hat is #5001, and the other is #5000. Despite many hours spent searching the web and our local library, I have been unable to find anything like them. The maker's mark indicates that they were made before 1898, when Derby merged with International Silver. I think perhaps they are examples of Aesthetic Era silver, possibly part of a commissioned four seasons set, but that is strictly conjecture on my part. Any information will be much appreciated!

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lindac

Can't tell you much just now....but here's a picture for all to see. They are lovely!!

    Bookmark   January 22, 2012 at 12:44AM
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bungalow975

No one has any thoughts on these? I would be grateful for any ideas on where or how to research these further.

Thanks!

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 2:25PM
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lindac

I wish I could find more....all I can find is that Derby sometimes did commissioned work....and perhaps that's what these are.
Linda C

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 3:21PM
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bungalow975

Thank you, Linda! It appears the ladies have decided to retain the secrets of their mysterious past a little longer...

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 5:11PM
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