Need help identifying hallmarks on a teapot

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Niklord
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Need help identifying hallmarks on a teapot

Postby Niklord » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:47 pm

Good evening,
Was trying my best to identify all the hallmarks, but they all look confusing to me. They are quite small in size, but was able to take some pictures under microscope. Hope this helps. The maker's stamp looks to be BM that stands maybe? for Benjamin Mordecai. Thank you in advance for any help :)
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Re: Need help identifying hallmarks on a teapot

Postby dognose » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:54 pm

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

Not English, but Dutch. See: http://www.925-1000.com/Fnetherlands_Date_Code.html

I'm sure the maker will be revealed soon.

Trev.

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Re: Need help identifying hallmarks on a teapot

Postby Niklord » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:20 pm

Thanks for the quick reply :) according to the link it looks to be 1885 Dutch Teapot. Thanks again
Providing a picture of a head which is located on the teapot lid but not on the bottom of the Teapot
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Re: Need help identifying hallmarks on a teapot

Postby oel » Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:55 am

Dutch indeed, for the Dutch (hall)marks see:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=32028

Hi, the maker's mark B&M above a 6 pointed star for: Willem Baksteen & Cornelis Johannes Middendorp, registered in Rotterdam 1861/1889.The date letter Gothic A for 1885. The Minerva head or assay office mark should show the regional assay office letter D for Rotterdam.
viewtopic.php?t=39483

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We also see the assayers mark for general use; CH in a rectangle with cut corners for; Chrétien Hubert Emile Haenen, assayer for the assay offices Rotterdam, The Hague and Middelburg registered 1853/1891.

Peter.

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Re: Need help identifying hallmarks on a teapot

Postby Niklord » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:03 pm

Good evening,

Thanks Trev and Peter for the amazing help. Now it all comes together :)
My family was always wondering whats the origin of this teapot and now thanks to you we know all the details.
Thanks again for the explanation and clarification.

Have a nice day,

George


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