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Please help me identify this mark.


#1

:confused: Hi. Can anyone help me identify the marks on a sterling silver belt buckle that came from america (though maybe not made there). The belt buckle is large (115mm x 65mm). The buckle has a 10mm border that is highly decorated with what looks like carved acanthus leaves. On the back is the following marks :

C.B. & H STERLING (I thought that I had identified the maker as being codding bros. & heilborn however they operated in the US frpm 1862-1918), and this is where the problem lies because still on the underside but at the opposite end is another mark. It is either AT01 or ATOI. Underneath this are two chalices (drinking vessels) and underneath these is a date 7 - 11 - 48.

The buckle is double pronged and on the underside of one of the prongs is also stamped C.B. & H STERLING.

PLEASE, can anyone help me here.

Regards, mastiffchamp


#2

Mastiffchamp - thanks for joining us on silver-collector.com. Your buckle is indeed American and made by Codding Bros. & Heilborn of N. Attleboro which was in business from 1862 until May, 1918. C.B.&H. manufactuered sterling silver novelties such as belt buckles. The AT 01 mark is probably a model or pattern number. The twin drinking vessels and date probably represent a wedding or anniversary date. The old buckle, made prior to 1918, was engraved in 1948 as a gift.

Regards,

Uncle Vic Roy