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Help identifying maker's mark and stars around French mark

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:55 pm
by mvcv
Hi, I am looking for some help identifying the maker's mark on this piece- it's the initials "LC", with a dot between the two letters which are surrounded with what looks like a laurel or other kind of wreath. Also the French/Paris mark appears to be the 1978-1809 mark but in this case there are two stars one on either side of this mark- can anyone shed some light on why these would be there?

Interestingly there also appears to be a misstrike on the French mark in the middle of the underside of the box. I'm including a photo of that as well in case it's relevant. This is a decorative/commemorative box with period locking mechanism, though the key is not period but a newer replacement.

Thanks-MV
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Re: Help identifying maker's mark and stars around French mark

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:02 pm
by mvcv
Obviously I made a typo in my original post- the mark is from 1798-1809, sorry.

Re: Help identifying maker's mark and stars around French mark

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:02 am
by AG2012
Hi,
Very suspicious decor for the Empire period.
Regards

Re: Help identifying maker's mark and stars around French mark

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:47 am
by JayT
Agree that the style of this object doesn’t correspond to the time period of the coq mark.

Also, the purported maker’s mark should be in a lozenge-shaped reserve, and should be smaller than the mark shown. These appear to be pseudo marks.

Re: Help identifying maker's mark and stars around French mark

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:53 am
by amena
Imitation is good enough to deceive. I think a more detailed photo of the false cock may be useful to prevent someone else from falling into error.
Best
Amena