Most of his career was spent in New York City; although he spent much time in Italy where he was also a student at the Academy of Fine Arts and exhibited at the Roman Exchange and the Italian Salon.Other exhibition venues were the National Sculpture Society, National Academy, Pennsylvania Academy, and Rockefeller Center.This jewelry is highly prized by serious collectors and is quite rare.From Thomas Mann, a very well known contemporary jeweler based in New Orleans, has been creating jewelry for about thirty years.See American Modernist Jewelry, 1940 - 1970, MODERN SILVER magazine, Winter, 2008-2009.
It is on an old meat fork and says STERLING with an M in a simple shield flanked by 2 birds, presumably eagles.The metal design work is not of high quality which makes me think it is older than 80 years old. In Rainwater's, "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers, it states that the company manufactured sterling silver fancy flatware, hollowware, and novelties beginning in 1887.If I am in the wrong forum, please excuse me and direct me where I should look. After 1915 (or so) the company became the Manchester Silver Company."M" with the words ade/in/exico sort of arranged among lines of the letter M in this fashion---- Reading from the top, The letter M is on its side.One of the fun things at HDNet is listening to or reading pitch ideas for new shows.
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I think it looks Russian, the cameo has a reddish brown back and the face and neck are in profile in a lighter beige. In the trademark book, the entry was under "Rings and Mountings" -so that is most likely the company that made your ring. submitted by Ellen from Santa Cruz Peter Macchiarini (1909 - 2001) is considered one of the pioneers of American modernist studio jewelry.