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by Bahner
Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:16 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: please help,hall mark????
Replies: 7
Views: 2778

Hello, Sönnichsen was a jeweller and retailer near Hamburg, active in the 19th and 20th century. He just sold this. Can You post at least a drawing of the mark ? Whithout a pic this is too much guesswork. There are several makers with marks similiar to the one You described. Best wishes, Baner
by Bahner
Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Can anyone help to identify this old serving spoon? - please
Replies: 4
Views: 3422

Hello, this is Swedish silver. Y4 is for 1853. There is an And. Theodor Barkman in the town of Varberg. Active around 1828 to 1865, died in 1867. The town mark of Varberg is a goat, reaching up a tree, all inside a circle. Sounds pretty much like this is the one. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:52 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: two little stick men
Replies: 4
Views: 4097

Hello, the Friodur-process was invented and patented by Henckels in the late 1930ies, but due to the war it was not introduced on a large scale until the early 1950ies. The WMF company bought its blades from Henckels at that time, that is why its cutlery often has the Friodur-Henckels mark. The '90'...
by Bahner
Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: gift and no idea where it is from
Replies: 2
Views: 2255

Hello, this is comparatively new stuff from Germany. The ''n'' in a shield on the left hand side is the mark of Neresheimer from Hanau/Germany. They had specialised in imitating old silver objects. The mark on the right hand side imitates old Augsburg marks. The date of this piece is probably the fi...
by Bahner
Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Information on Joh. Wagner & Sohn
Replies: 3
Views: 3458

Hello, all pieces were made by Wilkens after 1884. Wagner was a retailer from Berlin, one of the suppliers to the Imperial German Court. He had his shop on Unter den Linden 30 (until 1913), after that it was on Unter den Linden 16. The shop existed well into the 1930ies. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:58 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Looking for maker & age on Little French Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 4392

Hi all, the mark of Murat (C and M, plus a flower with two leaves, actually the flower of a blooming mulberry-bush, 'mure' is French for mulberry) looking pretty much like Your mark, was published by 'Paris Bijoux' in 1970 in their dictionary of marks. So I rather think Murat is the one. Best wishes...
by Bahner
Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: German Mark on a pair of scissors
Replies: 2
Views: 1465

Hello, this looks like the mark of Friedrich Wilhelm von Kuerten, a Remscheid wholesaler. Founded in 1865, active until about 1975. He probably did not make this, he just sold it. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Looking for maker & age on Little French Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 4392

Hello, the maker is most likely C. Murat, Paris, Rue de Turbigo 89. The date is hard to say. My guess: first half of the 20th century. Probably a beaker. Best wishes, Bahner
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by Bahner
Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Moeller & Co 90
Replies: 3
Views: 2701

Hello, this is plate. 90 is the weight of silver in 'Gramm' used in electroplating. 'Rostfrei' is 'stainless'. There was a retailer in Solingen, 'Moellers and Co.', active in the 1950ies and 60ies. His was mostly a mail-order business. Maybe he is the one. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: old french?? silverware - need help identifying
Replies: 4
Views: 1842

Hello, the maker is Soc. Argental, Paris, Rue Taylor 1. It's plate and the style is Neo-Empire, around 1905. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:06 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Info on this Danish Christian F. Heise spoon needed
Replies: 4
Views: 4213

Hello, 'JUL' is not the maker's mark, but the Danish word for christmas. Spoons like this are traditionally made just once for a short period of time at the end of the year. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:58 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Need help with dating an antique Dresden set.
Replies: 2
Views: 2543

Hello and congrats. What You have here are extremely rare pieces ! The pattern was exclusively designed for the city of Dresden and is known as the 'Dresdner Ratsbesteck' (pattern for the city council of Dresden), the coat of arms is that of Dresden. Designer was Karl Gross, head of the Dresden scho...
by Bahner
Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:46 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Unknown German mark from 1930-1945 era
Replies: 2
Views: 2496

Hello, that is Felisch & Kirchheim from Treptow/Rega, today Trzebiatow / Poland. DRGM means ''Deutsches Reichs Gebrauchs Muster'' which means 'registered pattern'. The company produced mainly undecorated, handwrought cutlery. It ceased production shortly before the end of WW II, the last owner f...
by Bahner
Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Serving Fork with Unusual Marks...Help!!??
Replies: 3
Views: 1967

Hi all, >Apollo< was the registered mark of Francois-Frionnet of Paris. The lion with 'VH' was registered for the ''Société générale de coutellerie et orfèvrerie, Francois-Frionnet, succ.'' My French is to bad to determine, whether that Société is the successor of Francois-F. or the other way...
by Bahner
Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Little old light teaspoon.(two headed eagle mark) Any ideas?
Replies: 8
Views: 4290

Hi all, just a gut feeling: when I saw this, I thougt this could be German, around 1850/60. The double-headed lion was used by a couple of German cities. And it could explain the absence of other marks. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: CACHET - WAX STAMP
Replies: 1
Views: 3297

Hello, if the >chalice< is actually an anvil, then it is probably H. Nègre from Marseille. Best wishes, Bahner
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by Bahner
Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:57 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German Silver Mark 8355 Moon Crown and ?? tea strainer Pics
Replies: 2
Views: 2995

Hello, if this reads like a 'K' within a 'G', then it is probably 'Gayer and Krauss' from Schwaebisch-Gmuend. They went broke a few years ago. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Coffee Pot Markings
Replies: 10
Views: 3940

Hello, small addendum here. 'German silver' is an alloy of nickel, copper and zinc. It comes in various qualities under various namens (Alfenide, Pakfong, Alpakka, German silver etc.) and was first produced in China ages ago, the recipe for it being unknown in the Western world. It is called 'German...
by Bahner
Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:31 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: basic stuff re german flatware
Replies: 3
Views: 2579

Hello, no relation there. I forgot one thing: what I mentioned refers to the pieces with the 'F / B' mark . It is hard to say without a pic but the other mark is probably that of E. & R. Kierdorf of Solingen, Germany. Founded in 1927 and listed in the directories until the middle 1990ies. Best w...
by Bahner
Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:29 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: basic stuff re german flatware
Replies: 3
Views: 2579

Hello, this is plate. The numbers 90 and 100 have to to with the actual weight of silver in Gramm used in electroplating. The maker was Franz Bahner in Duesseldorf, founded in 1895, dissolved in 1962. Bahner took up production of plated cutlery around 1939, so this was made between 1939 and 1962. Be...

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