Can anyone identify this maker?

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piette
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Can anyone identify this maker?

Postby piette » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:07 pm

Hi all-
This is a lovely little vesta. It is gilded silver and turquoise guilloché enamel and the thumbpiece is set with a little rose cut diamond, typical of a piece like this. There is damage to the enamel on one side although the other side is perfect. I know this piece dates to around 1900 as the rose cutting of the diamond is a cut that has not been used for a long time.
I know that the boars head mark is one of the french silver marks but my question is about the makers mark. I know it is the mark in the diamond shape and to me it looks like C A with a shape inbetween the two letters.
Sorry the pictures are not better - inventory mark 36334.
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Any help is much appreciated!
Regards,
Piette

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Re: Can anyone identify this maker?

Postby 2209patrick » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:31 pm

Hello.

Can't see the mark very well, even when I enlarged it.
Maybe CM, Charles Murat ? Registered first mark in 1851. Second mark registered in 1897.

http://www.925-1000.com/Ffrench_makers_C.html"

Pat.

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Re: Can anyone identify this maker?

Postby piette » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:31 pm

Hi Pat,
It is Charles Murat - sorry for the blurry pictures! Under a loupe the mark looks just like Murats :-)
Do you know where I will be able to find any info on this maker? In the mean time, I am looking for information.
Regards,
Piette

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Re: Can anyone identify this maker?

Postby 2209patrick » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:19 pm

Hi Piette.

The only other information I have is that Charles Murat was succeeded by Caron. No dates given.
Hope another member has more information for you.

Pat.

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Re: Can anyone identify this maker?

Postby tugdual » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:29 pm

hello I find this :
auteur Murat, Charles
patronyme(s) Murat (name)
prénom (état civil) Charles
variantes (Maison Murat S.A)
profession Fabricant bijoutier (jewel maker)
initiales C.M.
symboles une mûre avec deux feuilles
n° de garantie C14 (2 poinçons)
n° de préfecture 11448
date d'insculpation 3 juin 1897
lieu(x) d'activité 75 (work in Paris)
Paris
adresse de l'atelier 62 rue des Archives
hope it will help you


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