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by JayT
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help with identifying silvermaker and any info
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Help with identifying silvermaker and any info

In addition to AG2012’s information, Soufflot worked in Paris at 89, rue Turbigo. He was the successor of Henri Chenailler and was succeeded by Olier & Caron. All of the above information and more can be found by doing a search of the 925-1000 database. The relatively wide spatula is characteris...
by JayT
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: 50,000 Posts!
Replies: 13
Views: 34588

Re: 50,000 Posts!

Great news! Congratulations!
by JayT
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: N A F and Tower maker's mark
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: N A F and Tower maker's mark

My pleasure to help. Here is the full reference: Arminjon, Catherine et al. Dictionnaire des poinçons de fabricants d’ouvrages d’or et d’argent. V. I 1798-1838 and V. II 1838-1875. Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1991 and 1994. These volumes are out of print, and can cost €€€€ for the 2 volumes on the ...
by JayT
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: N A F and Tower maker's mark
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: N A F and Tower maker's mark

Hello You have read the date and place of manufacture - Paris, 1798-1809. There is another mark that could be a later recount mark, but is too blurry on my monitor to make out. The maker is Nicolas-Auguste Franckson the younger (jeune) working at 10 Quai des Orfèvres. Franckson made ecclesiastical a...
by JayT
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Tastevin engraved 1807 with unknown maker's mark
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Tastevin engraved 1807 with unknown maker's mark

Yikes! I just took another look at the silver standard mark of the standing cock in an octagonal reserve. The “1” should be on the right, not the left. Definitely a spurious mark.
by JayT
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Tastevin engraved 1807 with unknown maker's mark
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Tastevin engraved 1807 with unknown maker's mark

Hello and welcome to the forum I believe these marks are spurious for the following reasons: -Concordance of the marks. You have a silver standard mark used in Paris for 950 standard silver from 1798-1809 (not 1709). You have a guarantee mark for the provinces for the same time period of a man in a ...
by JayT
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help me identify the french silversmith of the ragout spoon
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Please help me identify the french silversmith of the ragout spoon

You’re welcome Guido. Glad to hear all is well with you.
JayT
by JayT
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help me identify the french silversmith of the ragout spoon
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Please help me identify the french silversmith of the ragout spoon

@blakstone To clarify, Godot’s first name was Victoire-Joséphine. The timing of her registration on the same day her husband Rivet’s mark was erased would suggest that this was a planned transition. Therefore Rivet was more likely incapacitated than a bounder. Interesting to think Laslier might have...
by JayT
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help me identify the french silversmith of the ragout spoon
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Please help me identify the french silversmith of the ragout spoon

Hello again Guido Wow, that is one big spoon! My vote still goes to an individual place spoon because of the personalization and the size and shape of the bowl which doesn’t look like a serving spoon. Who knows? My pleasure to help identify the maker. Regards and best wishes for your good health dur...
by JayT
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help me identify the french silversmith of the ragout spoon
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Please help me identify the french silversmith of the ragout spoon

P.S.
Just saw the personalization - Julie Durand. With the name spelled out fully, this appears to have belonged to a boarding school student, and therefore would be an individual place spoon.
by JayT
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help me identify the french silversmith of the ragout spoon
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Please help me identify the french silversmith of the ragout spoon

Hello Guido Your spoon was made by Victoire-Joséphine Godot, wife of Jean-Joseph Rivet. Godot worked in Paris as a flatware maker (orfèvre-cuilleriste) at 380 rue St-Denis. She registered this mark G.Fe.R., standing for Godot, wife of Rivet, symbol a salt shovel (pelle à sel) on 5 July 1832, erased ...
by JayT
Mon May 25, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Help for identifying a french hallmark
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: Help for identifying a french hallmark

Hello
These marks don’t occur in isolation, so it would be most helpful for you to include the full set. Furthermore, a good cleaning out of the mark and sharper focus also would be of assistance.
Regards
by JayT
Tue May 19, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Boin - Georges Boin mark?
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Boin - Georges Boin mark?

My pleasure to help.

It appears to be an egg spoon.

Sorry I can’t identify the crest.

Regards
by JayT
Mon May 18, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Boin - Georges Boin mark?
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Boin - Georges Boin mark?

Hello David Allan shows 2 serving pieces marked Boin alone, that he attributes to Georges Boin and dates to circa 1875. See: Allan, David. Le couvert et la coutellerie de table française du XIXe siècle. Dijon, Éditions Faton, 2007. pp. 246, 249. I personally have seen flatware by Georges Boin with t...
by JayT
Sun May 17, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Tabatiere
Replies: 33
Views: 1214

Re: French Tabatiere

Useful reminder Trev. Thanks!
by JayT
Sun May 17, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Tabatiere
Replies: 33
Views: 1214

Re: French Tabatiere

I’m not in this dialogue, but nonetheless decided to take a look at Evrard’s mark in Arminjon v. I, no. 01876, p. 202. I don’t think the mark posted could be his. For once the mark pictured in Arminjon is quite clear. The massue is not in the same position as the symbol on the mark shown by the OP. ...
by JayT
Sat May 09, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Tabatiere
Replies: 33
Views: 1214

Re: French Tabatiere

Puiforcat is pronounced pwee-for-CA. You can hear the name pronounced on various pronouncing dictionaries - just ask Mr. Google. Puiforcat’s symbol is a pocket knife (un canif), not a pepper. Hope you aren’t suggesting this is his mark?
by JayT
Fri May 08, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Tabatiere
Replies: 33
Views: 1214

Re: French Tabatiere

I concur with my distinguished colleague that this is not the mark of Carpentier.
by JayT
Wed May 06, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: French maker 3
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: French maker 3

Just a hint: the symbol under Minerva’s chin will tell you the province of manufacture. Once you know where your spoon was made, it will be easier to do research about the maker.
Good luck in your search!
by JayT
Tue May 05, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Beautiful cup-18th century
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Beautiful cup-18th century

It is difficult to say whether this object has been repaired without handling it in person. Timbales are frequently repaired because they are heavily used items. To me, the maker’s mark that has been truncated on the right is the give-away that there has been some work done.
Enjoy your timbale!

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