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Doris, Personal Property Appraiser
Category: Antiques
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Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years.Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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I have a conductors baton, made of ivory with embossed silver

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I have a conductors baton, made of ivory with embossed silver mounts. I know the marks are for London 1884 & the makers mark is EW - any ideas who this might be

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.

I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.

Along with that experience, I also rely on an extensive personal library of reference books plus access to the results from major auction houses.

I will be pleased to help you but I need a good clear photo of the marks on your silver mounts. I am an English silver specialist and should be able to locate your answer.

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Kind regards,


Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Dear Doris,

Sorry I can not send photo of baton marks ( don't have a camera or a mobile that has either !) DDOn the left the E W has serifs & a small dot between the letters ( in the middle) this is indented in a rectangle. Then come the Lion in a squarish shield, a Leopard & a capital I both in shields.

The tip is 3/4" long -no marks-& is embossed with flowers. The middle band is 1!/2" long,has one plain side for a monogram & 4 flowers embossed on the other side & all the marks. The knob at the top is 11/2" deep,divided into 4 sections,plain on the very top & a full set of marks.Dee

The "EW" you describe stands for Edwin Wescoatt.

My research indicates a retail value range of $400-550 for your baton.

A private seller to a dealer can expect 40-60% of that retail range.

I hope this helps you.

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