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by legrandmogol
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Unknown European Hallmark on Pendant? AO, M (line through), 925 Control Mark
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: Unknown European Hallmark on Pendant? AO, M (line through), 925 Control Mark

I am probably absolutely wrong but until I see a clearer picture of the mark I think maybe a sword, I wouldn't outright dismiss it. In my line of work, I come across a lot of small silver jewelry articles and I have seen enough of them to know that there was a time when the Netherlands produced a lo...
by legrandmogol
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Unknown European Hallmark on Pendant? AO, M (line through), 925 Control Mark
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: Unknown European Hallmark on Pendant? AO, M (line through), 925 Control Mark

I could be wrong as the picture is a bit blurry but to the extreme right of the sponsor mark is a Dutch small works sword mark indicating .833 minimum fineness and at the tip of the sword a key mark indicating the item was exported.
by legrandmogol
Wed May 20, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Towle Dover Serving Fork
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: Towle Dover Serving Fork

Here is some evidence that it is indeed a beef fork

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by legrandmogol
Wed May 20, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Towle Dover Serving Fork
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: Towle Dover Serving Fork

As well all know there is no real uniformity to this stuff though. It was all just marketing.
by legrandmogol
Wed May 20, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Towle Dover Serving Fork
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: Towle Dover Serving Fork

This is a copy of a page from an original catalog for the Towle Pattern 'Lafayette'. Sardine forks do usually look like small rakes though so I understand your confusion.

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by legrandmogol
Wed May 20, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Towle Dover Serving Fork
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: Towle Dover Serving Fork

I think it might actually be a sardine fork. I think its too short to be a meat fork.
by legrandmogol
Sat May 09, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Tabatiere
Replies: 33
Views: 1214

Re: French Tabatiere

Thank you for the pronunciation, I was way off. and I know its not Puiforcat's mark just that the symbol looks similar
by legrandmogol
Sat May 09, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Tabatiere
Replies: 33
Views: 1214

Re: French Tabatiere

know it is a worn and blurry mark but I agree with Trevor about the symbol. It reminds of the pepper used is by Emile Puiforcat. I know it is not his mark but I believe it is a very similar symbol. Also could any of the French-speaking members kindly spell out phonetically how to pronounce Puiforcat?
by legrandmogol
Fri May 08, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Unknown 17th century Dutch spoon
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Unknown 17th century Dutch spoon

Thanks Peter, your guess is better than mine. Ultimately though it will never really be identified due to the poor quality of the marks. I was wondering though if this particular style of spoon or its design elements were more common in a particular city or Provence. I know for the most part the sty...
by legrandmogol
Fri May 08, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Unknown 17th century Dutch spoon
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Unknown 17th century Dutch spoon

I have enclosed as many pictures as I can to aid in its identification but they are so worn I have little hope. I think the date letter is a V or maybe an N? But any information is better than none. I also know this spoon could also be early 18th century as well. Thank you in advance! https://i.post...
by legrandmogol
Fri May 08, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: unusal spoon,Maybe dutch ,looks like English marks?
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: unusal spoon,Maybe dutch ,looks like English marks?

I believe it is in the STYLE of a Dutch cream spoon. If you look up other dutch cream spoons you will find may similar.
by legrandmogol
Tue May 05, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Ornamental spoon Delft 1708
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: Ornamental spoon Delft 1708

That is quite wonderful and I love it. I have never seen the fisherman topped spoon before and may not likely ever again. Thank you for sharing Peter
by legrandmogol
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Nuremberg, around 1750?, grapes?
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Nuremberg, around 1750?, grapes?

I have seen the link (thank you AG2012) and confess I most likely wrong about its age and would consider it Hanau
by legrandmogol
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Nuremberg, around 1750?, grapes?
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Nuremberg, around 1750?, grapes?

Well, having only this picture and nothing else to work with, I feel the piece is older than 1900 but again, this all I have to work on
by legrandmogol
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Nuremberg, around 1750?, grapes?
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Nuremberg, around 1750?, grapes?

Can you send me a link to the auction?
by legrandmogol
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Nuremberg, around 1750?, grapes?
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Nuremberg, around 1750?, grapes?

I don't think its fake at all. Wait till Theodrich sees it first. I have a few old Nuremberg pieces and this is how they are usually marked. Do you have a pic of the entire piece?
by legrandmogol
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 18th century? Scandinavian Dog Nose Spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: 18th century? Scandinavian Dog Nose Spoon

Thank you for your input. I do think this one may remain a mystery sadly.
by legrandmogol
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 18th century? Scandinavian Dog Nose Spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 410

18th century? Scandinavian Dog Nose Spoon

The marks on this spoon have me stumped (which is honestly why I bought it). It appears on close examination to be two eagles or birds with outspread wings. On the other side is a Cursive L in a rectangle with clipped corners. It appears Scandanavian to me but it could be from a Baltic country. It i...
by legrandmogol
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Central & South America
Topic: Only one discharge mark on French spoon 17th-C?
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Re: Only one discharge mark on French spoon 17th-C?

here is a picture of the marks in the book I mentioned

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by legrandmogol
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Central & South America
Topic: Only one discharge mark on French spoon 17th-C?
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Re: Only one discharge mark on French spoon 17th-C?

So I believe you have a lovely piece of Spanish colonial silver. Your spoon is definitely not 17th century though based on its style.

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