First let me give my thanks to you all for your time and help. Aswell as excuse myself for taking so long to reply. Despite our best wishes, life tends to change things.
First things first. Chris, This piece is from an auction I wished to bid on. I just saw it and my eyes lit up. I can't explain it better than that. No number was given in the listing, nor was one shown in the photos.
Pamela, Thank you. I am from Maryland, just outside of DC.
Sid, Thank you so much.
You have all given me so much info that it is hard to digest it all.
I had no idea that three...make that four companies made pieces that are so much alike. Very close inspection is required to tell them apart, let alone know whitch belongs with whom.
Thank you all for giving me so much to look at and so many places to look in hopes of learning more. I can see now that I need more books and study before heading in this direction. You nice folks can't do it for me.