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by Bahner
Sat Jan 14, 2006 1:31 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: need help for maker's mark and date
Replies: 2
Views: 2800

Hello, that is Garagnon from Pforzheim, Germany. This mark was used from the early 1930ies to the late 1960ies. The use of sterling is uncommon in Germany before 1945. My guess is, this was made in the 1950ies or 1960ies. The company is listed in the directories until the late 1960ies, it is no long...
by Bahner
Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:28 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: pleas help identifying
Replies: 9
Views: 6444

Hello, there seems to be no Danish or Swedish maker using the mark 'J.L.H.', so Norwegian is probably correct. The mark 'DA+' is that of D.J. Aubert of 's Gravenhage, Netherlands. It is in use since 1958. He must be the guy who imported this. Are You sure the import mark reads 'Z 1' ? That is for st...
by Bahner
Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Regina Pottery Bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 2921

Hello, the mark is that of Hermann Bauer from Schwaebisch-Gmuend, Germany. The silver quality used seems to indicate the 30ies or early 40ies as years of production. Best Wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Sun Dec 18, 2005 3:21 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Divided Serving Platter w/unknown marks
Replies: 3
Views: 1930

Hello, this was made by Christofle of Paris. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: need help for maker's mark and date
Replies: 3
Views: 3658

Hello, could be anything between ca. 1900 and the Thirties. I have no clue. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:14 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: need to identify scent bottle Austrian Silver
Replies: 3
Views: 2950

Yeah, I would say around 1900/1910. Obviously before April 1922. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:11 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Need help for maker's mark and date
Replies: 4
Views: 3968

Hello, my guess is: around 1900/1910. But this is just a gut feeling. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:45 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: need to identify scent bottle Austrian Silver
Replies: 3
Views: 2950

Hello, if the letters read as F and H and there is a dot between the letters, then it s probably Franz Held from Vienna. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Need help for maker's mark and date
Replies: 4
Views: 3968

Hello, it is a little difficult to see, but it might be the mark of the wholesaler Kindervatter and Schwerzel from Frankfurt/Main. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:32 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: need help for maker's mark and date
Replies: 3
Views: 3658

Hello, it is the mark of Theodor Mueller, Weimar. The workshop executed many designs by the Belgian artist H. van de Velde.But this seems not to be one of those. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: What does 100 mean?
Replies: 2
Views: 2611

Hello, >100< was widely used in Germany to mark plated cutlery. It means that 100 gramm of pure silver were used to electroplate 24 pieces (12 large spoons plus 12 large forks). So my guess is, that the pieces are German and plated. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help in identifying needed rabbit & Clover sheet
Replies: 6
Views: 5340

Hello, it is probably a tray for visiting cards (Visitenkarten-Staender). It was probably made or retailed in the 1920ies or 1930ies. Posen sold a lot of stuff marked with the various Posen marks, but produced by other German companies. The Berlin branch of Posen is listed in the directories as late...
by Bahner
Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:05 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Has anyone ever seen this Tiffanys Hallmark before???
Replies: 3
Views: 3288

Hello, nice piece ! The mark is that of Grosjean & Woodward, who actually made this (Tiffany just sold it) the ENG stands for English Sterling, and it was used between 1854 and 1865. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:50 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: German Jewelry Box
Replies: 1
Views: 1722

Hello, the mark is that of Erhard & Soehne (Erhard and sons) of Schwaebisch-Gmuend. Interesting piece, quite unusual if one looks at other products of this manufacturer. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: augsburg stick 18th cent
Replies: 2
Views: 3712

Hello Antiquer, SB is for Samuel Bardet, active between 1759 and 1800. The letter V in this shape was used between 1771 and 1773. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Sat Nov 05, 2005 9:19 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Hamburg table spoons?
Replies: 4
Views: 4411

Dear janwh, there is only one known Hamburg goldsmith who used the 'AZ' in a rectangle: August Heinrich Friederich Zwicker. He was born around 1770 and died in June 1832. He was active in Hamburg since around 1802 until his death. Maybe he is the guy. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Thu Oct 20, 2005 7:04 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Rampant Lion Mark Where is it from?
Replies: 4
Views: 5192

Hello, strictly speaking - yes, there should also be half-moon and crown. But you can regularly find German pieces with just a makers mark and the mark for the silver quality. As there is no central assay office for Germany, nobody actually controls, what kind of marks a company or a silversmith use...
by Bahner
Wed Oct 19, 2005 1:05 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: .70 silver? antique candle sticks mark unknown
Replies: 1
Views: 2297

Hello and congrats on this beautiful pair. Its from Breslau, Schlesien (Silesia), now Wroclaw, Poland. The city mark (first on the left, badly struck) ist that of the head of John the Baptist, below it the year. The letter 'U' was used between 1861 and 1876, the (very low silver standard) of 700/100...
by Bahner
Wed Oct 19, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Rampant Lion Mark Where is it from?
Replies: 4
Views: 5192

Hello, these pieces are not Scottish. Style and marks remind me of german pieces. The Deyhle company (now inactive) in the ciy of Schwaebisch-Gmuend, Germany, used a mark just like that. The word Sterling can be found on German pieces, too. Best wishes, Bahner.
by Bahner
Wed Oct 19, 2005 12:40 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German Cigar Cutter Marks
Replies: 2
Views: 3374

Hello, this seems to be the mark of Schmidt-Staub and Comp. of Pforzheim, Germany. It produced small silverware, among it jewellery, silver chains etc. It is listed in the directories until the middle 1980ies. Best wishes, Bahner.

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