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Daniel & Arter collar and lid on glass blown biscuit bar


#1

Hello, this is my first post and I feel a bit of a fraud as I am more interested in the glass barrell and I hope the marks on the collar and lid may help. This is a blown glass biscuit barrell, possibly Stourbridge made with a Daniel & Arter collar and lid. Does anyone have any information about this please? Both the collar and lid have the D&A mark, the globe and EPNS. It then has H7046 1/4 (quarter). Can anyone tell me what these numbers mean?

Many thanks

Iain
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#2

The numbers are the pattern or model number.
It is Electro Plated Nickel Silver, a form of silver plating.

Regards,

Uncle Vic[/b]


#3

Thanks Uncle Vic

Have you any idea from the numbers what date it is or does anyone with knowledge on D & A know anything about the glass blowing company used. I have also seen one with cut glass.

Thanks

iain


#4

Silver manufacturers were seldom “proud” enough of silver plated stuff to date them, so the pattern numbers have no relation to the date. I’m not a glass guy, so can’t help you there.

Regards,

Uncle Vic


#5

Many thanks.

Have you any idea if anything has been written on D &A. The marks appear to change with time. They liquidated in the 1930’s.

Kind regards- excellent web site.

Iain


#6

I just did a Google search on it and there is a lot of info about the company, especially on silvercollection.it with the various marks.

Regards,

Uncle Vic


#7

Thanks UV. I had seen that website and also followed up with Companies House on the demise of the company. The D & A marks varied over the time they were in business. I wondered if anyone else on the forum had researched this or knew of research that had been carried out. I wondered whether an EPNS collector knew the timescales of each mark, or where I may find the information. I am sure that this website harboured a plethera of information in its correspondents. Sometimes it avoids doing work twice.

Thank you for your help. I will carry on the search whilst it still is just in living memory. I will post anything I find.

Iain