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by oel
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: What is this fork (?) for ?
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: What is this fork (?) for ?

Hi, what are the sizes?
Perhaps a fancy silver cocktail swizzle stick?
Peter
by oel
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: language of engravings
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: language of engravings

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/921/gRrvQS.png The Lion of Judah (Hebrew: אריה יהודה Aryeh Yehudah) is a Jewish national and cultural symbol, traditionally regarded as the symbol of the Israelite tribe of Judah. According to the Torah, the tribe consists of the descendants of Judah, t...
by oel
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch Spice Jar - Hallmark Identification Help
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Dutch Spice Jar - Hallmark Identification Help

In theory the silversmith is obliged to punch his registered responsibility mark or maker’s mark before the assayer at the Assay office will perform the assay and punch his marks afterwards. Date, names and item description noted in the official Assay Office books. Schoonhoven Silver City. In a smal...
by oel
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch Spice Jar - Hallmark Identification Help
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Dutch Spice Jar - Hallmark Identification Help

Yes the year letter gothic F for 1890. Not often seen is the second key (import key), attached to the Miverva head or office mark, 2nd key to indicate item imported back to the Netherlands and duty paid. I believe to rekognize the regional assay office letter M in the Minerva's helmet. Letter M for ...
by oel
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Help identifying bowls - possibly arabic marking
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Help identifying bowls - possibly arabic marking

Herewith perhaps helpful link:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=42199

Peter.
by oel
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch Spice Jar - Hallmark Identification Help
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Dutch Spice Jar - Hallmark Identification Help

Hi, welcome to the forum. The unknown marks are pseudo marks. The centre point " star" pseudo maker's mark, The sailing ship (upside down) pseudo maker's mark, left of the "star" another pseudo maker's mark and above the "star" pseudo town mark Amsterdam. These pseudo m...
by oel
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch spoon? 17th c or fake?
Replies: 10
Views: 1716

Re: Dutch spoon? 17th c or fake?

Hi Peter de Reijke, welcome to the forum. Thank you very much for the confirmation and the extra information. Much appreciated.
Best,


Peter.
by oel
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: age,material of this box,unusual scratched marks.
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: age,material of this box,unusual scratched marks.

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Peter.
by oel
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch Miniature number 3
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: Dutch Miniature number 3

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/921/SAac2A.jpg Toy miniature; horsman (rockinghorse) https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/921/5lAafT.jpg The maker's mark a horn in a hart shaped shield for; Arnoldus van Geffen, registered in Amsterdam 1728 until 1769(died) and the uncle of Jo...
by oel
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch Miniatures number 2
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: Dutch Miniatures number 2

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/923/KR3ZtP.jpg Another nice miniature. The barrel-carriers. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/XmR7Zm.jpg The crowned E duty mark of the French empire used 1809-819. E= ET= étranger=foreign. This mark also used as tax free census mark, wi...
by oel
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt
Replies: 26
Views: 1728

Re: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt

Update: For reference nothing more nothing less. Year letter, Town mark Turku & maker's mark close to each-other. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/921/i1BN30.png Turku 1742 date mark, Turku location mark, Jonas Lexell, Oltermanni hallmark. Tyra Bor, Guld- och Silversmeder i Finland....
by oel
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch silver miniature figurines
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Dutch silver miniature figurines

Your AXE is OK, smells good. The hatchet (Axe), the 1853 duty mark for old silver objects of national origin returned to the trade. In accordance with several resolutions with further clarifications, this mark was intended for objects with the hallmarks of the ancient Netherlands silversmiths compan...
by oel
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch silver miniature figurines
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Dutch silver miniature figurines

Hi welcome to the forum. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/923/ppFAzM.jpg Your miniature is looking good The miniature Epiphany; during the Middle Ages, the Feast of the Epiphany was celebrated on 6 January to commemorate the Bible story of the Magi, or wise men, who having followed a gu...
by oel
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 17th Century Hoorn Hoof Spoon?
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: 17th Century Hoorn Hoof Spoon?

Ida is a girls name. G for born (geboren) or perhaps married (getrouwd)
I leave the maker's mark for what it is ; unidentified.


Peter.
by oel
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 17th Century Hoorn Hoof Spoon?
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: 17th Century Hoorn Hoof Spoon?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/aYkWyk.jpg Yes, indeed early spoon. Town mark of Hoorn used during 17th century, year letter R for 1680, 2nd standard silver or "kleine keur" (833/00) hence the absent of the Dutch Lion. Maker's mark appears to be an axe and unidentified, ...
by oel
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt
Replies: 26
Views: 1728

Re: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt

From Leimat site Turku town mark 17th century soot marks: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/923/DO7nhY.png No 6 https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/921/KQvbxe.png No:7 https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/pJEdmx.png No;8 https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q9...
by oel
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Marrow spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Marrow spoon

Hi Vervene https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/923/I1bD3D.jpg The mark looks a little weird. According to Citroen there is a Dutch maker's mark DR arranged in monogram under a crown for Theodurus (Dirck) Roecx, registered in Maastricht 1686-1726, born 1657 Lanaken (Belgium) NB. In the book...
by oel
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Apostle spoon plate or silver?
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Apostle spoon plate or silver?

Hi Adrian, I believe it to be made out of silver with pseudo/fake marks for 18 the century Amsterdam guild silver (hall)marks. The silver spoon is not particular old perhaps end 19th -early 20 century or even later. For comparison a 18th century spoon with proper marks. Town mark of Amsterdam being ...
by oel
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt
Replies: 26
Views: 1728

Re: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt

The date quoted by Mark Rosenberg 1822? is a mistake. Unfortunately my Tardy on silver does not mention a crowned A for Turku/Abo. Finally herewith the town mark for Turku or (Abö in Swedish) 17th century- 20th century. At the end towards 19th-20th century the crown becomes more like a "horizon...
by oel
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt
Replies: 26
Views: 1728

Re: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt

Do not think so. Mark Rosenberg made a mistake that is why we did not mention it in the first place. For Finland see: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland_under_Swedish_rule http://www.silvercollection.it/DICTIONARYEUHALLMARKFINLAND.html At the beach will get to it later. Peter. Ref; https://www....

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