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by Joerg
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Any ideas on this spoon?
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: Any ideas on this spoon?

Hi the shield held by the bearer is from Berne, capital of Switzerland. We can assume this is one spoon of a set, a spoon per Swiss canton, at this time either 22 spoons (one for each full canton) plus a spoon for Switzerland, or 24 spoons if a spoon per half canton was made. Crowned letters were us...
by Joerg
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: What can you tell me on this ring from Central America?
Replies: 0
Views: 201

What can you tell me on this ring from Central America?

My first jewelry post.... I am asking for a friend: The family of my friend claims possesion of this ring for at least 5 generations. According family tradition, a female family member owned the ring already in the 1890ies or early 1900. They are from Central America and assume the ring origines fro...
by Joerg
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 1697 Silver Spoon from Unknown Country?
Replies: 4
Views: 3776

Re: 1697 Silver Spoon from Unknown Country?

Hi
can you post larger, high definition pictures of the marks on the bowl. the 13.. mark looks much less worn. Anyway, I am not an expert in Scandinavian silver, but would expect to see a 13 1/2 mark. A good picture would confirm this.
Regards, Jörg
by Joerg
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What-is-it Question CCXI
Replies: 10
Views: 2523

Re: What-is-it Question CCXI

A tie bar (Krawattennadel)?
Regards, Jörg
by Joerg
Thu May 02, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Wilkens model no. 188 exported to the netherlands
Replies: 2
Views: 2272

Re: Wilkens model no. 188 exported to the netherlands

Just for the records: 10 years ago I was wrong, but I had time to learn. Yes Pochon in Bern, Switzerland. My statment from 10 years ago it is not Bern was incorrect. But the fun part is, you show us a similar item as from the discussion 10 years ago, same marking, same Wilkens pattern, same fork typ...
by Joerg
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Unknown Maker 800 Silver Ladle
Replies: 4
Views: 2550

Re: Unknown Maker 800 Silver Ladle

Yes, Jezler, a bit more than 100 years old. They had a habit on marking ladles and sauce spoons and similar items on the side in this period. I do not know why. Regards, Jörg
by Joerg
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Another I (Perth?)
Replies: 11
Views: 5419

Re: Another I (Perth?)

I have a collection of Swiss silver spoons, starting around 1750. Spoons from this type are common in my collection, they usually date from 1800, take or give a few years. However, I have not many spoons from outside Switzerland, so I have little experience if this type is common in Europe or rather...
by Joerg
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help Needed Identifying Silver Marks
Replies: 3
Views: 1207

Re: Help Needed Identifying Silver Marks

Hi, most probably your item is pewter. The 95% is a strong indication, 95% tin.
The mark on the right resembles the coat of arms of a catholic priest.
Regards, Jörg
by Joerg
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Mystery 18th c French (colonial?) bowl
Replies: 8
Views: 4400

Re: Mystery 18th c French (colonial?) bowl

Hi If you search online, you find some items by this silversmith. Their quality is excellent. To your bowl, I unterstand what you mean, very battered. I do not think your bowl was crude when made, imagine it new and undamaged,without dents and repairs. Also without handles. I think it was later repa...
by Joerg
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Quiz Time - A Marks Mystery for Readers !
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Re: Quiz Time - A Marks Mystery for Readers !

Hi, On your quest, I may not fully get what you are asking, the maker or the reason why it is not assayed. What I see on your item is a clear TM mark without dot between the letters. So if the item is London and in the mentioned period, the TM mark looks like the mark from Thomas Meriton. Is this yo...
by Joerg
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Mystery 18th c French (colonial?) bowl
Replies: 8
Views: 4400

Re: Mystery 18th c French (colonial?) bowl

Maybe Geneva, Jean Pierre Alquier, 1736-1817, Master 1770.
Ressource, Weltliches Silber 2, Page 55, item 123
Regards, Jörg
by Joerg
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Severely rusted 830 silver ring
Replies: 5
Views: 3857

Re: Severely rusted 830 silver ring

Your ring is not rusted. Rust is corrosion of the base material and a destructive process. Your silver ring is probably dirty and may have patina and surface oxidation. The uneven surface on the underside may come from the casting process. In this section of the forum you find a lot of information o...
by Joerg
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th century Swiss ladle ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1261

Re: 18th century Swiss ladle ?

Hi, there was a Wilhelm Brenner in Lausanne from 1779 to 1804. Born 1750 in Nürnberg, moved 1804 to Geneva. Could be him. Kind regards, Jörg
by Joerg
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Small spoon from Morozov
Replies: 13
Views: 2588

Re: Small spoon from Morozov

All thank you! Fake marks or not fake is a continuous source for a debate in the Russian section. Let us end this on the topic of my little spoon. All agree it is authentic, it is a nice little spoon and I have no intention on reselling or comercialize in any other way. It will stay with me for the ...
by Joerg
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Small spoon from Morozov
Replies: 13
Views: 2588

Re: Small spoon from Morozov

Hi Goldstein thank you, this is in line with the many posts on Morozov in this forum. I still wonder what happened with my little spoon. The Morzov mark is fake, so added later. However, it does not leave any marking signs on the other side, on the monogram. And the spoon is curved, which appears be...
by Joerg
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Small spoon from Morozov
Replies: 13
Views: 2588

Small spoon from Morozov

Hi I got this little spoon together with some other Russian spoons. The spoon is assayed 1895 in St. Petersburg. I think assayer is Aleksandr Shevyakov (according to the reference in the Russian section). The maker's mark is overstamped by a Morozov mark with imperial court supplier eagle. Reading t...
by Joerg
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: French?
Replies: 10
Views: 3710

Re: French?

Hi legrandmogol Both books, Weltliches Silber and Weltliches Silber II are still available from the Landesmuseum Bookstore. All of us have limited budget, so I recommend to go for Weltliches Silber II. This one is focussing on Swiss Silver from 1700 onwards up to the 20. century. But it has still a ...
by Joerg
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Mystery Stamp
Replies: 15
Views: 5984

Re: Mystery Stamp

Hi Solved, it is Bossard from Switzerland, Luceren. There are other related postsin the forum. But allow me to copy a quote from memeber blackstone from 2008: Blackstone wrote: Absolutely. Bossard was an important Swiss firm located in Luzern/Lucerne, founded by Johann Balthasar Bossard (1809-1869) ...
by Joerg
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Mystery Stamp
Replies: 15
Views: 5984

Re: Mystery Stamp

Stupid autocorrect, I wrote "does it say BOSSARD?"
by Joerg
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Mystery Stamp
Replies: 15
Views: 5984

Re: Mystery Stamp

Dies it was BOSSARD? Your image is blurry. Can you post a sharp picture?
Regards, Jörg

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