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by JayT
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Need help with 1817-19 Paris AM Tete a Cheval Maker Mark
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Need help with 1817-19 Paris AM Tete a Cheval Maker Mark

Hello I read these marks as being from Paris, 1809-1819, not 1817-1819. You have the silver standard mark of a walking cock facing right, the guarantee mark for medium-sized objects of a Minerva head facing right in a circular reserve, and as a bonus you have a recount mark of a fleur-de-lys from 18...
by JayT
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: for help
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: for help

This is a bigorne countermark. Please use the search function for many posts about this mark.
by JayT
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Strange task 1
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Strange task 1

Yes, strange task indeed if all you have to go on is one mark with no context: size, placement, other marks, and of course the style of the object itself. I can tell you this is definitely not Paris. Could be a Lyon countermark (contremarque) for 1710, but I’d want much more info before pronouncing....
by JayT
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Could you help me please identify this item?
Replies: 5
Views: 848

Re: Could you help me please identify this item?

Thank you for the clear image of the engraved personalization. Yes, it is the coronet of a marquis over a marriage crest. It appears to be of the period. Perhaps posting in the Family Crests section could tell you something about the families. The fifth mark on the spoon handle is still not clear to...
by JayT
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Could you help me please identify this item?
Replies: 5
Views: 848

Re: Could you help me please identify this item?

P.S. In looking at the marks in the light of day, I see the dog head discharge mark in use from 1774-1780. Therefore all the marks (maker, charge, date, discharge) are in concordance. The last mark is still too dirty/blurry for me to read.

Hope this helps.
by JayT
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Could you help me please identify this item?
Replies: 5
Views: 848

Re: Could you help me please identify this item?

Hello Well, you’ve made some guesses. Your sugar sifting spoon was made in Paris by Pierre-Nicolas Sommé, using his second mark of a hand holding a bunch of laurel. Sommé apprenticed in 1747 to Edme-Thomas Laurent, and later transferred to Eloy Guérin. He first registered a mark on 17 July 1760. He ...
by JayT
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unusual mark
Replies: 10
Views: 1530

Re: Unusual mark

Hello Agree with @Aguest that the unidentified mark is that of country other than France, likely the Ottoman empire. It is certainly not a bigorne mark. The Minerva head has been carefully obliterated (see the cross-hatching), which tells me the country to which it was exported (as indicated by the ...
by JayT
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: 50,000 Posts!
Replies: 11
Views: 27826

Re: 50,000 Posts!

Exponential!
Congratulations and best wishes.
JayT
by JayT
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: O.B makers.Help please!
Replies: 2
Views: 777

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: 1885

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: 1085

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: 1821

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: 1501

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: 3239

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: 1420

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: 1627

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: 1562

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: 1562

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: 1831

Re: Please help me identify silversmith of the cruet

My pleasure Guido.

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