Abraham du Castel maker's mark?

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Gary Friar
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Abraham du Castel maker's mark?

Postby Gary Friar » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:28 am

Hello everyone,



I have a dutch Silver Caster and Mustard Pot from 's Hertogenbosch (Forest Tree), (K = 1735) but i contains two marks that are unclear to me.

The items are attributed to Abraham du Castel (d. 1713). So one of the marks could well be a maker's mark. (if so what does it represent?) One of them, to me at least, seems to be an instrument (harp or a horn)

Anyone any idea what these marks can be and what the represent? I've marked them with a red circle.


Thank you in advance!


Kind regards

Gerrit-Jan Koster


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Re: Abraham du Castel maker's mark?

Postby dognose » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:11 am

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Re: Abraham du Castel maker's mark?

Postby oel » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:17 am

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Hi Gary, great find. Nice caster and mustard pot however not made by Abraham du Castel ( Abraham de Kasteel) but I believe made by Jacobus du Castel. Both items made/assayed in different years.
Abraham du Castel registered in s'Hertogenbosch 3-9-1685-died 27-7-1713. His maker's mark being a castle with three towers with one gate in an oval shield.
Jacobus du Castel registered in s'Hertogenbosch 7-4-1711 died 4-1-1757 and his maker's mark being a castle with three towers and three gates in circular shield. See below:
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The s'Hertogenbosch town mark (forest tree) uncrowned perhaps for 2nd standard silver and clearly for midth 18th century used 1735-1757 and in combination with year letter K crowned for 1734-1735 and the maker's mark of Jacobus du Castel.

The other item;
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The s'Hertogenbosch town mark crowned used 1723 till 1735 in combination with the year letter H ( Gothic style) crowned used 1732-1733 and the maker's mark of Jacobus du Castel (upside down).

Best,

Peter


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