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by JayT
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Lozenge master silver mark on eye bath
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Lozenge master silver mark on eye bath

Talking to myself here. While casting another admiring glance at your eyebath, I do see the guarantee mark in your first picture on the lower rim: a Gorgon head in an oval reserve for medium objects. All three marks as they shoud be.
by JayT
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Lozenge master silver mark on eye bath
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Lozenge master silver mark on eye bath

Congratulations on your find. The vieillard mark, or head of Michelangelo facing right in an octagonal reserve, is the silver standard mark used in Paris for 950 standard silver from 1819- 1838 . See: http://www.925-1000.com/Ffrench_marks.html You should also have a guarantee mark somewhere on the o...
by JayT
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please Help Identify French Maker's Mark
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Please Help Identify French Maker's Mark

Yes, this is the Minerva head used after 1972. The 1 at the base of the head on the left indicates silver standard of 925; the letter at the base of the head on the right is a date indicator, in this case D for 2002-2012; the mark on the top right is a symbol or différand indicating the assay office...
by JayT
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Need help identifying marks
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Need help identifying marks

You’re welcome.

The objects by Gonthier in the Met are part of the Jacques Helft donation. Helft was a famous French antiques dealer who had very good taste in silver!
by JayT
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help for a french maker's mark
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Help for a french maker's mark

My pleasure!
by JayT
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Need help identifying marks
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Need help identifying marks

I’m not sure why you think this spoon is Dutch. To me, your spoon in the Thread or Filet pattern was made in Paris in 1781 of 950 standard silver. You show the silver standard / date letter mark of a crowned S for 1781, the charge mark of a crowned A used 1780-1789, and an export mark of a ewer for ...
by JayT
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help for a french maker's mark
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Help for a french maker's mark

Thank you for this additional information which helps to identify the maker of this covered sugar bowl. All parts of the object should be marked, including the cover. I assume that the vermeil spoons and sugar nip are by a different maker, and are not original to the bowl. The bowl in the Empire sty...
by JayT
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help for a french maker's mark
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Help for a french maker's mark

Hello and welcome to the forum.
Kindly show us clear pictures of the other marks, and tell us what kind of object you have. Such information will help in researching the date and place of manufacture, as well as allowing confirmation of the maker.
Regards,
JayT
by JayT
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Unknown silver mark VI
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Unknown silver mark VI

The mark in a lozenge-shaped reserve is not a French maker’s mark dating 1760-1780.
by JayT
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Unknown silver mark V
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Unknown silver mark V

This is not a French maker’s mark: wrong shape, size, just one initial, and no symbol.
by JayT
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Unknown silver mark IV
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Unknown silver mark IV

This does not appear to be a French maker’s mark from the eighteenth century.
by JayT
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Unknown silver mark III
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Unknown silver mark III

This mark does not appear to be a French maker’s mark, so I think you can discard this possibility as you continue your research.
by JayT
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Unknown silver mark II
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Unknown silver mark II

Hello IF this is French, it dates after 1798, and I’d like to see at least a silver standard mark in addition to the purported maker’s mark in a lozenge to justify an attribution to France. Also the stamped model/inventory numbers appear to date no earlier than the nineteenth century. Good luck in y...
by JayT
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Unknown silver mark
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Unknown silver mark

Hello Jeroen Please see the following link for an excellent overview of the French marking system: http://www.925-1000.com/Ffrench_marks.html In France, as of June 19, 1798, makers were required by law to stamp their works with a mark in a lozenge-shaped reserve. The system in France for precious me...
by JayT
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Unknown silver mark
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Unknown silver mark

Hello and welcome! These are French marks: -the one in the lozenge shaped reserve is a maker’s mark for A.P. Forget. Arminjon doesn’t give much info about him, other than he worked in Paris at 2 different addresses - 24 quai Pelletier in 1811, and 2 rue St-Eloi in 1819. He registered his mark in 181...
by JayT
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Maker's mark please
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Maker's mark please

My pleasure!
by JayT
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Maker's mark please
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Maker's mark please

Hello Thanks for the clear pictures. Your salts were made by Hippolyte-Pierre Bompard, hollowware maker, working in Paris at 79 Quai de l’Horloge. His symbol was a plume with a star ( un panache et une étoile ). Bompard first registered his mark on 13 October 1834, erased 7 January 1851. As your obj...
by JayT
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Christofle help
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Christofle help

Hello
If your items are silverplate by Christofle, you might get more response in the Silverplate section of the forum. Good luck!
by JayT
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: french maker AL and a bird
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: french maker AL and a bird

You’re welcome Theoderich. Now you have a number of leads to follow on the maker of the decanter.
Best regards,
JayT
by JayT
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: french maker AL and a bird
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: french maker AL and a bird

Hello Theoderich. Here is my feedback on this mark: -You don’t say what the object is, nor do you show a picture of it, making it more difficult to determine if style and type correspond to the mark. -The Minerva head is so blurry on my monitor that it is impossible for me to see if this is a Paris ...

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