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by Bahner
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Antique Teapot, unknown maker/hallmark, need help
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Antique Teapot, unknown maker/hallmark, need help

Hi, Trev - on the spot (as always, I should say). This reads "Gebr. Hepp", the sickle mark on the left hand side is one of the early Hepp marks, used I believe until the beginning of the 20th century. Another early Hepp mark was two sickles, crossed (sorry, no pic available). This is certa...
by Bahner
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Silver lid on Danish ceramic base
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Silver lid on Danish ceramic base

Hello, that is Schleissner. Around 1928 Schleissner started using date letters on its modern/modernistic pieces. Have seen letters from a to e. The letters are in oldfashioned fractured script and were - I suppose - to resemble Britsh date letters. Not sure what I am seeing here, seems to be incompl...
by Bahner
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Silver lid on Danish ceramic base
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Silver lid on Danish ceramic base

Hello, looks indeed like a set of German marks, but we probably need a better close up of the marks on the right hand side of the 800. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: unknown mark
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: unknown mark

Hello, looks like FK ligated, 935, halfmoon and crown. I wonder whether this is another mark used by Fritz Kohm from Pforzheim. His mark as published in 1929 was a little different, so I am just offering this as a possibilty. But it would go with the style of the piece. Regards. Bahner
by Bahner
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Fasces: Italy?
Replies: 8
Views: 1074

Re: Fasces: Italy?

Hello, have seen this symbol on another (plated) Bruckmann flatware pattern. I was told this was for the Italian diplomatic service in Germany (1930ies) and for the offices of the Italian trade associaction in Germany. No source was given, but this seems like a possibility. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Fri May 31, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Silver Coffee Tea Set Deco with Tray 5 pieces
Replies: 12
Views: 1154

Re: Silver Coffee Tea Set Deco with Tray 5 pieces

Hello, this could be read as 830S, S for sölv oder Silber. I would not exclude a German origin, for export to northern countries German makers sometimes punched the objects as 830 fine, even though they were actually made of 835 fine. As to the actual maker - my guess is as good as anybody*s. Regard...
by Bahner
Mon May 20, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Hallmarks on silver watch
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: Hallmarks on silver watch

Hello, F. Frey and Co. from Pforzheim, Germany. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Sun May 19, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: WMF Modell for Deco Forks
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Re: WMF Modell for Deco Forks

Hello, have also seen fish eaters and a sugar tongue/tong so I believe this to be a full line pattern. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Fri May 17, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: WMF Modell for Deco Forks
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Re: WMF Modell for Deco Forks

Hello, pattern 2000, no name to the pattern, first listed in the internal "WMF Mitteilungen" in March 1930 (!) as new, which strikes me as odd, I would have dated this to the middle of the 1920ies. Maybe it took years from first idea to actual production. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Wed May 08, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Need help - Germany, WW1
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Need help - Germany, WW1

Hello, believe the maker is Paul Ditges (do not have access to my books right now). You are absolutely right about the dedication. It reads: Marine-Oberstabsarzt der Reserve / Doktor Otto / seinem lieben Marine-Oberassistenzarzt der Reserve / Doktor Wallé / zur freundlichen Erinnerung / Brügge 1915/...
by Bahner
Tue May 07, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Sugagtong where from???
Replies: 11
Views: 1475

Re: Sugagtong where from???

Hello, in NO WAY did I want to question your knowledge on eastern European marks ! Just wanted to get the ball rolling once more. Currently I do not have access to my Scheffler. Czikak did not help ? (never got around to getting a copy and never checked whether it is online by now). Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Tue May 07, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: How old is this fork??
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: How old is this fork??

Helo, this is the mark of Heinrich Boeker and Co. from Solingen, Germany, founded in 1867, if I remeber exactly. I would date this to around 1900, give or take two decades. Is the handle hollow or solid ? Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Tue May 07, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Sugagtong where from???
Replies: 11
Views: 1475

Re: Sugagtong where from???

Hello, I would not exclude the possibilty that this is a mark from one of the small (formerly German( towns of the eastern baltic states. This would also go well with the name Burmeister. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Tue May 07, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Wagner 12 - maker/age help
Replies: 11
Views: 825

Re: Wagner 12 - maker/age help

Hello, indeed some German flatware makers plated their 800 fine pieces to make it more shiny and "silver like". Plus it was easier to polish and it did not tarnish just as fast. Don*t know when they started doing this (before 1945 ? after ?) but it continued well into the 1970ies (maybe un...
by Bahner
Tue May 07, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German 925 Sterling Tray
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: German 925 Sterling Tray

Hello, don`t see a maker`s mark here. The word Sterling was rarely used as a mark by German makers before 1945, so i would date this - very roughly -to 1960ies till today. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Tue May 07, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silverplate Cordial/Liqueur Cup
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: Silverplate Cordial/Liqueur Cup

Hello, looks like a French plate mark. A rough time frame would be around 1900-1910. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Thu May 02, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Wilkens model no. 188 exported to the netherlands
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Wilkens model no. 188 exported to the netherlands

Hello, it has been discussed before. See here (scroll down)

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=13342&hilit=berne

Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German Chamberstick
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

Re: German Chamberstick

Hello, for A.P. Alfred Pollak comes to mind, a major maker of silver holloware and flatware, with production facilities in Prague and shops in Budapest and Vienna. Have seen this combination of import mark and A.P. on other pieces from German silver manufacturers, Bruckmann among others. Regards, Ba...
by Bahner
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: S or script F mark on Berry Fork?
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Re: S or script F mark on Berry Fork?

Hello, this mark was used by W. Binder from Gmuend, Germany on its silverplated items. It stands for "Floreat", another mark used by the company on its silverplated items. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Unknown hallmarks on oil lamp
Replies: 2
Views: 1407

Re: Unknown hallmarks on oil lamp

Hello, this is part of a smoking set, a cigar lighter/lamp. Regards, Bahner

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