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Lion w/ \'K\' in circle
Lion w/ 'K' in circle  

Century? \'79
Century? '79  
Hello again,

I was hoping that you could help me out with the marks I am sending.  I truly appreciate any information.  

Thank you,


This looks like the mark of J.B. & S.M. Knowles Co. Since I'm seeing the back only, I cannot tell what pattern it is. Try checking here: .

The firm made pieces in the second half of the nineteenth century and in 1905, Mauser Mfg. Co. took over production.

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