EAR SCOOP/TOOTHPICK – ÓBUDA?

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AG2012
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EAR SCOOP/TOOTHPICK — ÓBUDA?

Postby AG2012 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:46 am

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Portable ear scoop and toothpick in the form of a fish; hand embossed.
Consisting of a shaft, one terminal of which flares into a small scoop, the other ends in a sharp tapering point. Most probably functioning as an ear scoop/toothpick.
The mark is classified under Budapest, but Óbuda and Pest merged in 1873. This mark is 1831.
Besides, there is ``OB`` in the mark; is it Óbuda?(The Óbuda guild is much older than Pest, but never mentioned separately).

At the top is Magyar Szent Korona - The Holy Crown of Hungary.The cross was knocked crooked in the 17th century but to the left.As seen in this mark it slants to the right.I have glass beakers with enameled and gilded decor made in early 19th century with the cross always tilting to the left.They did take care of the exact position of the cross.On the other hand,there is no other crown with the cross like this,so it has to be Magyar Szent Korona.

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Re: EAR SCOOP/TOOTHPICK — ÓBUDA?

Postby blakstone » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:20 am

Óbuda is correct; this mark is recorded in IIlona Pataky-Brestyánszky's A Pest-Budai Ötvösség (Budapest: Müszaki Könyvkiadó, 1977), page 220, mark #90. Can we see a photo of the whole piece? It looks very interesting! Is there no maker's mark?

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Re: EAR SCOOP/TOOTHPICK — ÓBUDA?

Postby AG2012 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:27 am

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Toothpick and ear scoop photo added, as well as maker`s mark ``ID`` or ``JD``.
There is letter ``B`` struck,too.
On the other hand, it may be nail cleaner;the scoop shaft is only 1.5``inches long (unless deliberately made short to prevent injury).
Those portable devices appeared in Europe in 17th century and were popular until late 19th century.

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Re: EAR SCOOP/TOOTHPICK — ÓBUDA?

Postby huszas76 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:00 am

Maybe I.P.. Than he could be Pucher János, or Pucher József.

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Re: EAR SCOOP/TOOTHPICK — ÓBUDA?

Postby huszas76 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:05 am

Maybe I.P.. Than he could be Pucher János, or Pucher József.


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