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by JayT
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: O.B makers.Help please!
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: O.B makers.Help please!

Hello This mark has appeared on the forums before on a cruet stand posted by member Guido. See here https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=37959&p=102881&hilit=Strasbourg#p102881 Unfortunately all we can say is that your spoon was made in Strasbourg of 800 standard silver. Go...
by JayT
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Rococo salt
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: Rococo salt

Agree these are not French marks.
by JayT
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help identify years.
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: Please help identify years.

Agree about the date as identified, and just as a note, the silver standard mark is a plain old cock, not a peacock! Enjoy your liqueur serving set!
by JayT
Mon May 20, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Pair of silver hands !!
Replies: 9
Views: 1037

Re: Pair of silver hands !!

A book mark?
by JayT
Mon May 20, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: Help!

Agree, these are not French marks.
by JayT
Sat May 18, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Physical description of a large Dutch silver Coffee Pot, late 17th century.
Replies: 11
Views: 2113

Re: Physical description of a large Dutch silver Coffee Pot, late 17th century.

Wonderful description. I wouldn’t change a word, but would change the order. I’d begin with the bottom of the urn, and work up to the top. This is a convention for French silver - perhaps not for Dutch?
by JayT
Mon May 06, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help ID "FERRY" makers mark please?
Replies: 2
Views: 793

Re: Help ID "FERRY" makers mark please?

Hello The maker of your inkstand was a manufacturing jeweller (bijoutier manufacturier) working in Paris. According to the French Ministry of Culture, his initials were J.E. There is no further info about him, either working dates or address. However, accordng to the Mercury head mark, your object w...
by JayT
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help identifying maker's mark and stars around French mark
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Re: Help identifying maker's mark and stars around French mark

Agree that the style of this object doesn’t correspond to the time period of the coq mark.

Also, the purported maker’s mark should be in a lozenge-shaped reserve, and should be smaller than the mark shown. These appear to be pseudo marks.
by JayT
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Who is JB? Teaspoons
Replies: 4
Views: 929

Re: Who is JB? Teaspoons

Hello
My pleasure to help.
Yes, 950 standard silver has great lustre, and doesn’t need polishing often, in my experience. It is a good idea not to over polish, as you will lose detail of the pattern. You might now want to give your spoons a rest from polishing.
Best regards,
JayT
by JayT
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Who is JB? Teaspoons
Replies: 4
Views: 929

Re: Who is JB? Teaspoons

Your spoons were made by Jules Boivin, maker of small tableware in Paris at 15, rue des Quatre-Fils. He registered his mark on 20 January 1862, erased on 1 February 1881. Jules Boivin was the successor of Nicolas Vautrin, a ring maker. Jules Boivin was succeeded in turn by his son, Victor Boivin in ...
by JayT
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help me identify silversmith of the cruet
Replies: 3
Views: 1200

Re: Please help me identify silversmith of the cruet

My pleasure Guido.
by JayT
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help me identify silversmith of the cruet
Replies: 3
Views: 1200

Re: Please help me identify silversmith of the cruet

Hello Guido Here is some information about your cruet. You have the crowned A charge mark in use in Paris from 1768-1774, and the discharge mark for large objects - a woman’s head facing right - for the same period. The date letter H indicates that the object was made in 1771. The crown on the H has...
by JayT
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unknown mark
Replies: 3
Views: 1217

Re: Unknown mark

The maker’s mark should be close to the rim of the teapot, and also on the lid. Good luck in your hunt!
by JayT
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Identification of this French Buckle
Replies: 5
Views: 1750

Re: Identification of this French Buckle

You’re welcome.
by JayT
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Identification of this French Buckle
Replies: 5
Views: 1750

Re: Identification of this French Buckle

My pleasure to help.

The symbol is called une hotte - a hood - either a garment or an exhaust hood over a stove. Looks like a garment to me, like Santa Claus wears, but maybe I’m just thinking seasonally!
by JayT
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Identification of this French Buckle
Replies: 5
Views: 1750

Re: Identification of this French Buckle

Your buckle was made of 800 standard silver between 1819-1838 as shown by the head of Rafhaël facing left in an oval reserve. The second mark is blurred on my monitor, but should be the guaranty mark. The maker’s mark appears to be that of Louis Balthazard, maker of smalls (la petite orfèvrerie) and...
by JayT
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Shakers-Diamond "C-over-A & Hammer"
Replies: 4
Views: 2294

Re: Shakers-Diamond "C-over-A & Hammer"

Hello French marks can be difficult enough without confusing the situation with inaccurate terminology and descriptions of the marks. The vocabulary for French marks is quite precise. First, the Minerva head is a silver standard mark (poinçon de titre) in use from 1838-1972. If stamped in an octagon...
by JayT
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Gilt French spoon
Replies: 8
Views: 2646

Re: Gilt French spoon

Hi Dendriet
You’re welcome. If you find the almanach, it is a business directory, not a list of marks. It will be a bit tedious going through the list of orfèvres to find those beginning with M, and then looking at each one to see if that could be your man.
Good luck!
by JayT
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Gilt French spoon
Replies: 8
Views: 2646

Re: Gilt French spoon

For 19thC Strasbourg makers, I’ve had success with :
E-Auguste Hoellbeck. Almanach du commerce, de l’industrie, des arts et des métiers de Strasbourg.
I’ve only consulted this in a library; it is not among my references.
Good luck in your continuing research!
by JayT
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Confusing hallmarks on a silver wine taster
Replies: 19
Views: 4505

Re: Confusing hallmarks on a silver wine taster

My pleasure to help.

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