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Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:51 am
by StraightRazorRookie
I found this shaving cup/scuttle in an antique store a few months ago and went back yesterday to pick it up. It's quadruple silverplate, by the Eureka Silver Co., and has some rather elegantly engraved initials on it.

I don't know a lot about these things as would appreciate any info anybody has - vintage, usage, how common such scuttles were, etc. Thanks guys.



Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:25 pm
by Short Round
I love it!

An awesome antique and functional to boot!

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:34 pm
by swarden43
Too cool! I love antiques. I'll add this to my "must look for..." list.

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:57 pm
by drmoss_ca
I haven't seen one like that before, but I can understand the principle. :P


Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:27 pm
by KAV
There was Eureka Silver Manufacturing in Taunton Mass circa 1950-60.
What are the stamps and hallmarks?

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:34 pm
by StraightRazorRookie
Here ya go:


I found that Eureka was a dba of another silver manufacturer - Meriden Silver Plate Co, of Meriden, CT per this site:

You can find significant amounts of their stuff on eBay and other antique e-commerce sites. I didn't find anything about shaving cups / scuttles in my brief search, however.

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:00 pm
by KAV
I was in high school and my grandmother's novelty spoon collection disappeared. I was blamed and the old row of antique, Hollywood prop and pawnshops all received an angry visit. :cry:
When their house burned down in one of our seasonal wildfires the spoons, all silverplate were in my crazy aunt's room area; the silver partially melted and the base metal showing. :roll:
Plate is of value solely on it's artistic beauty. The solid silvers, and value differs on percentile are all vulnerable to the smelting oven as prices rise ( $13 an oz today, up from $10 .)
You have a neat item, and yes, from what a silver collecting friend I emailed says rarer than the usual tea creamers. My gandmother never acknowledged her error, in fact I was disinherited except for- a box of burned novelty spoons :?