It’s been ages since I’ve had a new piece come in with a delicious, swirly monogram for you to unravel! However, this morning I’m working on a lovely set of ten vintage silver bread and butter plates, and as I was photographing the monogram it occurred to me that it might be a fun one for you to take a crack at.
Vintage Silver Monogram
There are lots of swirls and deceptive loops in this triple script monogram. Look at all the flourishes at the bottom of each letter! 🙂
This monogram is the main ornamentation on a set of ten, otherwise very simple, vintage silver bread and butter plates.
I get a lot of questions about monograms. Even people who are not very fond of the are always curious. Here are some answers to a few monogram FAQs.
- The is no single convention for monograms. Sometimes it is the woman’s initials only, other times it can be a combination of their initials. I’ve seen a few that were her maiden name only.
- Monograms come in all sizes — single, double, triple, even quadruple letters.
- Old silver is almost always monogrammed to mark ownership. Silverware has always been expensive — monograms served a dual function of decoration and deterrent.
- Old monograms fascinate me. The actual workmanship on an old monogram truly is a work of art. That hand lettering is worthy of admiration. Funnily enough, I’d never have a piece monogrammed with my initials, but I love having others people’s monograms on my pieces.
Your Guesses Please
I’d love to see your guesses as to what this monogram is please! Leave a comment below.
The first person to answer correctly will get a vintage silver sixpence.