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identify engraved letters?

bruce linde

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a friend has a large (27" tall) crystal regulator originally sold by tiffany and co. with this engraving across the front of the base.

any thoughts as to what the letters are, and which ones might have priority?

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zedric

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These monograms are notoriously difficult to read, unless you know the name of the person. My best guess is CFL, the L being the surname as it is in dark hatching, the C is fairly clear, and the F seems to be engraved as if it were coming at an angle out of the brass, which is unusual
 

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These monograms are notoriously difficult to read, unless you know the name of the person. My best guess is CFL, the L being the surname as it is in dark hatching, the C is fairly clear, and the F seems to be engraved as if it were coming at an angle out of the brass, which is unusual
I agree. In engraved, interlaced, three-letter monograms in this style, the last name initial is usually centered, and often accentuated by cross-hatching, the first name initial on the left and the middle name initial on the right. CFL.
 

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CFL or CIL, is my guess, but I’m not great at identifying signatures and engravings though
 

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Looks like L C T to me. Louis Comfort Tiffany?
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had the same idea when seeing it!
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