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tiffany silver mesh bag

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by bycin, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. bycin

    bycin Guest

    Does anyone know of a place to get Tiffany pieces authenticated...or a site that would help with hallmark and stamps for them? I have a mesh purse in need of research : )

    Thanks, as always.

    ps - I'll post a pic when my batteries charge and, yes, this is yet another item my mom purchased at a yard sale.
  2. bycin

    bycin Guest


    Here's a picture
  3. bycin

    bycin Guest

    more picture
  4. bycin

    bycin Guest

  5. pinky-a-gogo

    pinky-a-gogo Alumni

  6. donnah

    donnah Registered Guest

    I AM NOT AN EXPERT but frankly, I can't imagine that being a fake. It's just gorgeous!
  7. jauntyrooster

    jauntyrooster Alumni

    Love that purse.
  8. bycin

    bycin Guest

    Pinky, thanks! I'm looking now.

    Don't think it's a fake at all, just kind of curious the year. Also curious as to why one Tiffany bag I saw - only diff was it had a store name etched into the side bar - was worth $850 while many mesh bags are in the $80-125 range. Is Tiffany the magic word, d' you think?
  9. cmpollack

    cmpollack VFG Member

    The Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks has a page on Tiffany Dates, and a recommendation for a book that has more info.

    Don't know much about mesh purse pricing--except that some are sterling and some aren't. Perhaps that explains part of th e discrepancy (with the collectibility of the Tiffany name explaining the rest of it?)
  10. bycin

    bycin Guest

    Yes, I saw that page. It's more helpful for flatware than the bags. I'll keep looking and if y'all have more info, I'd love it. VERY helpful!
  11. joules

    joules VFG Member

    I'd march right into a Tiffany store with it, to see what I might glean. I've always found them very helpful. Of course, I would look at some jewelry, and maybe take in something of theirs for repair, at the same time.

    Yes, Tiffany is the magic word.
  12. bycin

    bycin Guest

    Oh, Joules...I wish I could march into a Tiffany store. I live in Albuquerque though. *sniffles*
  13. joules

    joules VFG Member

    That's right, you sure are. (We've only recently gotten one here.) I used to like visiting the old store, on Wilshire Blvd. but then they moved across the street, and it just wasn't the same.
  14. bycin

    bycin Guest

    I used to go into the one in NYC among others. Oh, how spoiled was this window shopper!
  15. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  16. bycin

    bycin Guest

    there's a makers mark, yes. It's an M G. I've not found anything similar in all my researching. Help is greatly appreciated!
  17. jauntyrooster

    jauntyrooster Alumni

    Did you see the similar/same purse on RL? Not a bunch of info but very interesting.
  18. bycin

    bycin Guest

    Hi, misgrossmyer! I did. You mean Ruby Lane, right? If so, that's why I am not just listing it on etsy. Did you see the price?
  19. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

    You've probably been to this page

    http://www.925-1000.com/ Tiffany_Date_Code.html

    link broken before Tiffany

    I'm wondering if the M may not stand for John C. Moore II
    who was the director for Tiffany's between 1907-1947

    and the other initial might be for the actual maker, that's the one that's harder to id.

    Perhaps you could ask the question also on the silver site
    which is a silver forum

    http://www.925-1000.com/forum/ viewtopic.php?f=22&t=17163

    link broken before viewtopic
  20. lkranieri

    lkranieri VFG Member

    I just spoke to my friend, who used to be the archivist at Tiffanys, about your bag and she said she only glanced quickly at the photos, as she is frantically trying to pack for a move. She said it is probably 1920s, but emphasized that she just did a fast look, and that it was retailed by Tiffanys, but not made by them. She said you can probably find the silver mark in Dorothy Rainwater's book on marks (hers is now packed away), to see who made it.

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