The Story Behind this Blog

Being from the South, Silver is a very big part of my life. It doesn't have anything to do with wealth. Although those with more money - old money, tend to have more of it. New money tend not to spend their money on Silver. They do not have the appreciation for the warmth of the metal, the beauty of the patina, the story it tells of the generations past who have used it. A true southern girl comes of age when she chooses her silver pattern, long before she chooses her mate. If she is smart, she chooses that of her mother, grandmother, or favorite great aunt who in their benevolence will pass their silver on to her. It is the pieces in those sets, the pieces on our tables, along with the pieces we find in the corners of the displays in antique stores that prompted me to start this blog. They are beautiful, they are odd, but what are they, and what in the hell do you do with them?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Mazarin By Dominick and Haff

A very old pattern Mazarin  was designed by Gilbert L. Crowell, Jr. and introduced by Dominick and Haff in 1892.

Large Chocolate Spoon (4 1/4 inches)
Large Chocolate Spoon

Oyster Fork (5 1/2 inches)
Oyster Fork

Cake Saw (9 3/8 inches)

Cake Saw, Solid Piece

Cocktail Fork ( 5 3/8 inches)

Cocktail Fork

Bouillon Spoon (5 1/2 inches)

Bouillon Soup Spoon

Pie Server (9 1/2 inches)
Pie Server

Ice Cream Fork (5 1/2 inches)

Ice Cream Fork

Jelly Cake Server (9 1/2 inches)

Jelly Cake Server


  1. I have a silver pitcher ( Sterling ) and am trying to find the maker Someone told me that it might be mazarin. Do you have a phto of the makers mark.It is marked also with a 223 and a 2 pt.

  2. The makers mark would be for Dominick and Haff and can be found on this site ( However, I do not have a picture. I am not that familiar with that pattern and do not know a lot about holloware. Sorry I cannot be of more help.