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Can someone identify this maker? Possibly Corsican/French

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:24 pm
by ThePrisoner
I have an incomplete tea set inherited from my great grandmother who was Corsican and grew up in France. I have no clue who the maker is, but the set pieces are stamped with a "900", the bold letters "MVC" and a shield. This image is from the bottom of a teapot and it is the best image of the shield I have since most of the imprints are pretty worn. Thanks in advance,
Joaquin

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Re: Can someone identify this maker? Possibly Corsican/French

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:03 am
by AG2012
Hi,
Welcome to the forum.
1. `MVC`` letters are engraved. Possibly owner`s initials but certainly not maker`s initials.
2. Fineness ``900`` (not seen in your image) indicates newer production, very late 19th century or later.
3. The mark is not French and the object cannot be attributed to France.
5. The image of the ``shield mark``is rather small.There are letters (numbers?) within it. Better close up might help.
Regards

Re: Can someone identify this maker? Possibly Corsican/French

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:43 am
by ThePrisoner
Thanks for the help. Below is a zoom of the shield (I'm assuming it is a shield)- I still cannot make out the numbers/letters. This set was handed down through many generations in my family so it is very old and all the pieces are well used and worn, so this is the best example of the shield that is left. Thanks again and I appreciate any more input anyone may have.
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Re: Can someone identify this maker? Possibly Corsican/French

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:56 am
by dognose
Hi Joaquin,

Welcome to the Forum.

It's Colombian:

GH
0900
BOGOTA

We do have an ongoing topic for South American silverware, see:

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=35433

Unfortunately, just at the moment we are being held to ransom by Photobucket and it may be a little while before the images are restored.

Trev.

Re: Can someone identify this maker? Possibly Corsican/French

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:09 am
by ThePrisoner
Wow, that was fast Trev! Thank you very much. My great grandmother eventually migrated to Puerto Rico from Europe, but I would have never guessed the set was from Colombia (Although she may not have actually been there and therefore came across it elsewhere). I'm going to have to sleuth out more family history. Thanks again, you guys are pretty darn good!
Joaquin

Re: Can someone identify this maker? Possibly Corsican/French

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:15 am
by dognose
Hi Joaquin,

Keep an eye on the South American topic, it should be back in shape in the next day or so.

Trev.

Any infomation on this Colombian Maker?

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:23 am
by ThePrisoner
Hi all,
I'm trying to find out more about who this Colombian maker is. Any help is apreciated, thanks.

The shield (I'm assuming it's a shield) below says:
GH
0900
BOGOTA

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Re: Can someone identify this maker? Possibly Corsican/French

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:30 am
by AG2012
Hello again,
This is better image of your mark.
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Re: Can someone identify this maker? Possibly Corsican/French

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:36 am
by ThePrisoner
AG2012 wrote:Hello again,
This is better image of your mark.
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Thanks, I appreciate it. It would be interesting (at least for me) to see all the different styles of that mark.
Joaquin

Re: Can someone identify this maker? Possibly Corsican/French

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:00 pm
by dognose