E. Hale... Eugene Hale? Very different markings


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I have a squash blossom necklace that is stamped E. Hale (unfortunately, someone also wrote a price right on it, and I’d love to know how to get it off!!) and also a bracelet, that looks like E Hale is scratched in it by hand. Can anyone give me any insight into whether these are authentic, made by the same artist, etc? And also what to do to get them into better shape? Specifically cleaning without damaging, and removing that price written on there. It almost looks like they put clear nail polish on it, then wrote on it with a Sharpie. What a shame!!


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#2

To get magic marker off jewelry (I find it quite often in my estate finds), I use Goof Off - the stuff that takes off adhesive tape and dried on latex paint - find in department or hardware stores. I put a little on a Q-tip and rub. It also takes off some of the tarnish on your silver. I have never tried rubbing alcohol, but that might work too. From what I could find, Eugene Hale signed his pieces in a stamp in capital Gothic letters (see www.chacodog.com & click on the Artist Profiles link then go to H in the index - good source of artist information too). The squash blossom is probably Eugene Hale, but the other?? Doesn’t mean that an artist can’t hallmark their pieces with a few different hallmarks so can’t help you with whether they were made by the same artist or not.


#3

I have seen Eugene do cuffs like this, would call it his work. We also use finger nail polish to take off prices, thanks for sharing.