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by legrandmogol
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Baroque Munster Large Ball Footed Beaker
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Baroque Munster Large Ball Footed Beaker

Thank you for the info. I don't actually have that book but I keep it in my wishlist in case the price ever comes down.
by legrandmogol
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: 17th century German silver tumbler unknown
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: 17th century German silver tumbler unknown

thank you for the information. I keep my eye for german silver books but they're often very expensive and not easily found in the US
by legrandmogol
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: 17th century German silver tumbler unknown
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: 17th century German silver tumbler unknown

thank you for the confirmation. It was only because of your work at Silberpunze that I found that. Do you know Martin Noetzel's working dates? Also, do you know if Wuerzburg had date letters in their mark? I think mine has an H but that's not definitive.
by legrandmogol
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: 17th century German silver tumbler unknown
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: 17th century German silver tumbler unknown

Ok, I think I figured this one out. I think it is Martin Noetzel of Wuerzburg
by legrandmogol
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Paul Solanier Augsburg Silver Tumbler 17th century
Replies: 0
Views: 52

Paul Solanier Augsburg Silver Tumbler 17th century

This piece I know comes from Augsburg and was made by Paul Solanier who worked from 1665 to 1724 (or at least he died in 1724). It was also part of the lot of 3 old cups I received so I figured I would show it as well. My only question with this is, can one date it based on the pine comb city mark? ...
by legrandmogol
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: 17th century German silver tumbler unknown
Replies: 5
Views: 120

17th century German silver tumbler unknown

This cup was part of the lot I recently acquired. It has a very blurred city mark and a less blurred makers mark. The maker's mark appears to be MN or possibly MM. I don't know what the city mark is. I'm going to keep looking but hopefully, someone will figure it out. It measures about 2" tall ...
by legrandmogol
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Baroque Munster Large Ball Footed Beaker
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Baroque Munster Large Ball Footed Beaker

I was very fortunate to come across a grouping of 3 old German cups. This cup I believe is from the city of Munster but I don't know the maker's mark. It is engraved with a blank cartouche and dated 1715 though I am unsure if the date is contemporaneous with the cup's origins. It is gilded around th...
by legrandmogol
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Gibraltar silver teaspoon?
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Gibraltar silver teaspoon?

thank you Trev. not really a lot of resources for Gibraltar silver out there
by legrandmogol
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Gibraltar silver teaspoon?
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Gibraltar silver teaspoon?

I found this lovely little spoon with a key mark which I believe is the marks of the Catton family from Gibraltar. It is marked CC & JC with a key. Also, is there any way to get a copy of the Silver Society letter that discusses Gibraltar silver? https://i.postimg.cc/94XDsmjD/IMG-3029.jpg https:...
by legrandmogol
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help with the marks 2
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Help with the marks 2

I believe these are French silverplate marks. What looks like a copper streak at the bottom of the 2nd picture where the plate has worn off also makes me believe it is silver plated
by legrandmogol
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Baroque 17th/18th century Sweetmeat / Tastevin
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: Baroque 17th/18th century Sweetmeat / Tastevin

Yeah sorry about that. even with the piece on hand, it's difficult to make out the mark. I tried to add different angles of the mark to see if it would help.
by legrandmogol
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Baroque 17th/18th century Sweetmeat / Tastevin
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: Baroque 17th/18th century Sweetmeat / Tastevin

I am fairly certain this is more likely 17th century than 18th and Germany being just a loose confederation of kingdoms, duchies, city-states, etc there is a good chance it is from there as a lot of the marks are not fully or even marginally researched. I was just hoping someone recognized it.
by legrandmogol
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Baroque 17th/18th century Sweetmeat / Tastevin
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: Baroque 17th/18th century Sweetmeat / Tastevin

It's possible but if this piece is actually a tastevin it is less possible as I don't believe there were any Swedish vineyards at the time
by legrandmogol
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: 18th century French Teaspoon in case
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: 18th century French Teaspoon in case

thank you once again, I had little hope of anyone figuring these out but you certainly did. I also will look into getting the book you referenced.
by legrandmogol
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: 18th century French Teaspoon in case
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: 18th century French Teaspoon in case

Thank you for your response. The one spoon does indeed say Imlin but it looks to be inside of a wavy cartouche rather than a rectangle. The letter appears to be an L above it. The other spoon does say IRB on it. I believe the letter over the IRB might actually be a 13. I have tried to take better cl...
by legrandmogol
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: 18th century French Teaspoon in case
Replies: 4
Views: 189

18th century French Teaspoon in case

I have recently acquired this lovely little set of 4 teaspoons. Stylistically I believe they're French, they're only marked twice. I think the set is made of 3 spoons by the same maker and 1 by a different maker. The spoons measure about 142mm long. I am not sure if they aren't by the same maker so ...
by legrandmogol
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Baroque 17th/18th century Sweetmeat / Tastevin
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Baroque 17th/18th century Sweetmeat / Tastevin

I very recently acquired this beautiful little bowl ( 5.75" handle to handle, 4.5" without and it stands 1.5" tall) which I have seen described as a sweetmeat dish or tastevin. The interior is still gilt as the outside edges. It only has one mark that I cannot identify. Any assistance...
by legrandmogol
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unmarked spoon/ladle 8-22-36
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: Unmarked spoon/ladle 8-22-36

Hi, lovely sauce ladle. It is probably solid coin silver but not from 1836. The etched design is East Lake which is a later Victorian design. The date was probably engraved much later in this piece's life (like 1936). A lot of American companies made plain unmarked pieces and sold them to retailers ...
by legrandmogol
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Antique silver gold rose cut diamond and emerald necklace
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Antique silver gold rose cut diamond and emerald necklace

Hi, your piece is definitely made in an old-style but I believe it is actually fairly modern and comes from Cyprus. It's hard to tell exactly as the photo quality is not great about the Cyprus part but I am much more certain about the piece not being old.
by legrandmogol
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Baroque 17th Century German Herm Spoon?
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Baroque 17th Century German Herm Spoon?

The french swan mark is pretty common on older pieces because French dealers and more often French auction houses would have them added. I have a few 18th & 17th-century pieces from different countries with the swan mark that I have no doubts what so ever about their authenticity.

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