French Silver - Unable to ID Marking

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moihei1
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French Silver - Unable to ID Marking

Postby moihei1 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:29 am

Hi All! Happy New Year!

I am having a hard time identifying the markings on this set (fork, small spoon and large spoon). The fork has the following markings:

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and here is a pic of the set:
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Thanks so much!
Moira

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Re: French Silver - Unable to ID Marking

Postby SteveDWollongong » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:58 am

Hi Moira and welcome to the Forum,

Your first mark is the 1st titre Minerva which guarantees the solid silver fineness of 950. The second is the makers mark belonging to Henri Brille, a Paris goldsmith. His details are below:



Surname: Brille
First name: Henri
Profession: Goldsmith manufacturer
Initials: H.B.
Symbols: A lyre, a star above
Warranty number: 2774
Prefecture no: 15484
Date of registration: 25 June 1919
place (s) of activity: 75, Paris
Address of the workshop: 1) 59 rue Fontaine-au-Roi
2) 12 rue Debelleyme

Info from: Ministry of French Culture database.

I have read elsewhere that he worked from address 1 from 1919 until 1923. The Ministry of French Culture does not give an end date to his registration so I don't know when your set was made. One of our more knowledgeable French members may be able to give you more information so wait and see what they have to say.


Cheers,
Steve

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Re: French Silver - Unable to ID Marking

Postby moihei1 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:15 pm

Thanks so much for this information. Happy NYE!


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