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Hello Jim,

I have a knife with Rogers Smith & Co.A1 stamped on the back. On the handle is a young girl, in a dress holdng and sanding in a hoop and holding a stick. It appears to be Art Nouveau. I was wondering if you knew about this pattern, what it is called and if it is a commemorative piece.

Thank you for your time,
Jill

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Hi, Jill.

I'm not familiar with this pattern. This brand originated in 1857 when the company was formed. It continued to be used as a brand even after the company was passed on to other companies. For example, Meriden Britannia used it for a good while. I'm not sure when it went out of use but it may have lasted until at least 1918.

Consider emailing a picture to the pattern matching service at www.replacements.com.

Best wishes,

Jim

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Jim Stringer

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I answer questions about sterling flatware and other sterling pieces........... I answer value questions at http://whatisitworth.lovetoknow.com/questions/categories/silver. I also author a blog at http://www.SilverChatter.com and write articles about silver at http://www.examiner.com/sterling-silver-in-national/jim-stringer ........... Thanks to nominations from questioners, I'm listed in the Top 50 Experts for 2014 and 2015.......... NOTE: Please do not give me a verbal description of a pattern and ask me to identify it. Attach a picture if you need such help..........

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Buyer and seller of sterling pieces for over ten years. Author of the blog, www.SilverChatter.com. Sterling silver writer for www.Examiner.com.

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Examiner.com; SilverChatter.com; "Selling_Your_Silver: A Guide to Finding a Buyer and Getting a Good Price (www.lulu.com/spotlight/georgiasilver)

Education/Credentials
BS, University of Alabama; MS, University of Maryland

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