Opinions on spoon maker

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Opinions on spoon maker

Postby juantotree » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:42 am

Hi

I have done a bit of digging to try to identify the maker of this French spoon. The mark is slightly worn but I think a candidate may be Laurent Labbe, I would appreciate the opinions of anyone more familiar with French makers marks.

Many Thanks
Martin

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Re: Opinions on spoon maker

Postby dognose » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:55 am

Hi Martin,

Are there no other marks?

Trev.

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Re: Opinions on spoon maker

Postby juantotree » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:00 am

Hi Trev, only the Minerva head mark.

Martin

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Re: Opinions on spoon maker

Postby wolfgang » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:28 am

Just a guess, as the picture is not very clear and is not showing the details of wearing: Laurent Labbé, Paris, 61 rue Quincampoix, known as "orfevre-cuilleriste" (producer of spoons). His mark was already used 1829-1839. In the center it should be a hare.
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Re: Opinions on spoon maker

Postby wolfgang » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:49 am

to be sure, you should provide us with a good pic of the minerva head, perhaps its the "vieillard", meanwhile I am sure about Labbé. Compared your worn mark with a clear mark. Beuque "poinçons" informs that this mark was used 1829-1839. Minerva was used from may 10th 1838 on.
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Re: Opinions on spoon maker

Postby juantotree » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:58 am

Many thanks for taking the time to reply wolfgang, I have attached an image of the minerva head.

Martin

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Re: Opinions on spoon maker

Postby wolfgang » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:27 pm

thank you for the super pic, we have here an example of an older hallmark overstruck by a newer (Minerva) one, it shows right of Minervas' nose. Its probably part of the garantie de 1819-1838.
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Re: Opinions on spoon maker

Postby juantotree » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:00 am

Once again wolfgang, many thanks for your help.

Martin


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