I'm not happy at all. On the country very sad when I see incorrect information spread by especially you because I know you know much better. The problem, however, is that incorrect information is easily forwarded on a forum like this and in the long run it suddenly becomes the truth. That is a real problem!
Goldstein wrote:Hi -
here some more from this maker - the dates vary very much against the Ivanov listing...explanation?
Those spoons (АЧ) are made by Anton , not Mihailo (МЧ)
The son Anton was active before 1852 to 1897, maybe a bit later. The father Mihailo is "mentioned" 1852 having in 1860 5 workers. This means that his exact working period is not known. For some for me unknown reason Ivanov mentions very often "....in 1852...". The reason might be that as very well known lots of documents were destroyed around 1874 as "unnecessary and only space taking in the archives...". Maybe something was left i the archive regarding the year 1852? Nonetheless,today we have to live with that deplorable mistake made in the past. We simply don't know it all and that is why I sometimes use the expression "....it might/could be..." hated by Goldstein.
I hope I made myself clear now.