dutch silver mustard pot and salt containers VS mark

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dutch silver mustard pot and salt containers VS mark

Postby gsmoggy » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:49 am

Hi members
I have a couple or ornate silver pieces ,that are marked VS and a passant lion mark as well as the letter G and a female head.Are these the marks
for Jac. Vos Rotterdam 1869-1919. before he merged with Van Kempen in 1919?

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Re: dutch silver mustard pot and salt containers VS mark

Postby dognose » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:40 am

Hi Guido,

Please remember that when asking such questions it is important that you post images of all of the marks.

Trev.

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Re: dutch silver mustard pot and salt containers VS mark

Postby Dendriet » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:19 am

Hi Guido,

I think that it was made in Hoorn.(Netherlands)
But we wait until all marks are placed, as already stated by Trev.
The marks must all connect seamlessly to give a correct answer

Dendriet

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Re: dutch silver mustard pot and salt containers VS mark

Postby oel » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:54 pm

Hi Quido,
VS above two crosses, one of the 8 different maker's marks used by: Jac. van Straten, registered in the city of Hoorn 1901- 1938. This particular maker's mark was registered/used 1901-1918.
For Dutch hallmarks and date letters see:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=32028

Source: Netherlands Responsibility marks from 1797.

Peter

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Re: dutch silver mustard pot and salt containers VS mark

Postby gsmoggy » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:46 pm

Hi Peter
thank you for your reply. I think you may be correct ,as the date letter G is for the year 1916.on my pieces .The marks are very hard to photograph i will try and get someone to do better images.Are there any Jac Van Staten images of his marks on line?
Regards Guido.

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Re: dutch silver mustard pot and salt containers VS mark

Postby gsmoggy » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:25 pm

Hello members
I have loaded some more images.Does anyone have any info on the history on Jac Van Straten?
regards Guido.
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Re: dutch silver mustard pot and salt containers VS mark

Postby oel » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:05 am

Hi Guido,

If you Google; Jac. van Straten zilver you will find some silver items made by van Straten, including his maker's mark; pepper-mill, miniature (toy)silver.
http://wiki.gzu-online.com/wiki/NL/jac. ... en/page648
Your date letter G is for 1916, and the Minerva head could show the regional assay office letter P for Alkmaar.


Peter.

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Re: dutch silver mustard pot and salt containers VS mark

Postby gsmoggy » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:20 am

Thanks Peter for all the info. I have not been able to find much info on Jac Van Straten,it looks like he was a minor maker and not in such a big way as Van Kempen ,Jac Vos,etc. Don't know if this is good or bad? in theory there is probably less of his products around today.
Again many thanks for your help.
Kind regards Guido.

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Re: dutch silver mustard pot and salt containers VS mark

Postby oel » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:31 am

Guido, Van Kempen you talk about a large silver factory:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=28590#p70305
Van Kempen made price winning object but also "run-of-the-mill" items.

Your mustard pot and open salts made by Jac. van Straten look great to me, good quality a rare find.
Enjoy your silver!

Best,

Peter

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Re: dutch silver mustard pot and salt containers VS mark

Postby gsmoggy » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:14 pm

Hi Peter
I had already read the Van Kempen article before, very interesting.I thought my silver was made by Jac Vos when i saw the V.S logo in oval in that same article. Also because it mentions ,LITTLE HEADS IN MEDALLIONS ,I felt this was a clue that it may have been made by Vos before he joined Van Kemper in 1919. But as you mentioned my pieces are dated 1916.So Van Straten must have used similar idears (small heads in medallions) may be copying Van Kempen ideas.

Agin many thanks for all your help. Guido.


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