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by JayT
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Christofle Chinon Serving Spoon
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Christofle Chinon Serving Spoon

Here are some comments about your Christofle silver plated spoon: -At 21.5 cm, or approximately 8.5 inches, this is a standard individual place spoon, not a serving spoon. -The pointed end is a stylistic rather than a functional feature, characteristic of the first quarter of the 19thC. Thus a spoon...
by JayT
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French silver ratle
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: French silver ratle

This object is called a “hochet” in French. It is indeed a rattle with an ivory soother/teether at one end. The hare head in a right profile is the gold and silver standard mark for small objects made in Paris from 1819-1838. The poorly stamped initials should be the maker’s mark stamped in a lozeng...
by JayT
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Maker NH on little mocha pot
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: Maker NH on little mocha pot

After checking the reference for Paris makers - Arminjon v.I and II - your maker doesn’t appear. This is why I asked about the Minerva.
Good luck in your continuing research on your pot!
by JayT
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Maker NH on little mocha pot
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: Maker NH on little mocha pot

Is the Minerva head from Paris or the provinces? The maker could be either N.H. or H.N.
by JayT
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unknows maker CC with three stars.
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: Unknows maker CC with three stars.

You're welcome.
by JayT
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help me to identify the maker of this set
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Help me to identify the maker of this set

Hello- All I can say at this point is that your service was made in Paris of 950 standard silver between 1838-1972. To find the maker, the first initial is key. I’ve checked my sources for F.B. and E.B. with no luck. Perhaps one of the marks on this set would be less distorted, allowing you to see i...
by JayT
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Emile Puiforcat and unknown author
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Emile Puiforcat and unknown author

You’re welcome.
by JayT
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Emile Puiforcat and unknown author
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Emile Puiforcat and unknown author

Hello It seems that your service was made by Emile Puiforcat. For information about this maker see here: https://www.925-1000.com/Ffrench_makers_E.html However, the lid of the sugar bowl is a replacement, made by Adolphe Boulenger. See here: https://www.925-1000.com/Ffrench_makers_B.html All items a...
by JayT
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: European silver ladle, 18 century? Can anyone help me with hallmarks?
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: European silver ladle, 18 century? Can anyone help me with hallmarks?

My pleasure to help.
You have a nice example of French 18thC flatware: it is well marked, and by a distinguished maker.
Enjoy your ladle!
by JayT
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: European silver ladle, 18 century? Can anyone help me with hallmarks?
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: European silver ladle, 18 century? Can anyone help me with hallmarks?

Hello Sometimes you should listen to what people tell you! The marks are legible, but very dirty. Your ladle was made by Pierre-Nicolas Sommé in Paris in 1788. You have Sommé’s second mark of a crowned fleur-de-lys, two grains, initials PNS, and a hand holding a bunch of laurel leaves. Sommé had a l...
by JayT
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unknows maker CC with three stars.
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: Unknows maker CC with three stars.

P.S. See below for the Christofle mark

https://www.925-1000.com/Ffrench_makers_O.html
by JayT
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unknows maker CC with three stars.
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: Unknows maker CC with three stars.

Wow - the mark looks quite blurry on my monitor. Nonetheless, this appears to be the Christofle mark for 950 standard silver used between 1935 and 1972: O.C. with a bee between the initials and 3 stars above in a lozenge-shaped reserve. To narrow the date of production you’d have to consult old Chri...
by JayT
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unknown Maker SL
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Unknown Maker SL

My pleasure.
by JayT
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unknows maker CC with three stars.
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: Unknows maker CC with three stars.

On my monitor the maker’s mark isn’t showing, just the Minerva.
Please try again.
by JayT
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Silver mount on a ceramic (Art nouveau era). Minerve mark but what about the other?
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Silver mount on a ceramic (Art nouveau era). Minerve mark but what about the other?

The mark in a lozenge shaped reserve (shown upside down here) is the maker’s mark for M.S. & Cie, manufacturing silversmiths located in Paris at 24 rue Chapon. The company registered this mark on 1 March 1914. No end date is given. The S stands for Soufflot as a last name, but no info is given a...
by JayT
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Probably french? hallmarks on silver and ivory letter opener
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Probably french? hallmarks on silver and ivory letter opener

Oh boy, I’m well aware of the size of French maker’s marks. Their size is regulated, so will be the same for any maker. Your new photos aren’t speaking to me at all. I can’t even tell the first initial: L, E, F? Is the second initial C,G or even B? The symbol in your first set of photos looked like ...
by JayT
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Probably french? hallmarks on silver and ivory letter opener
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Probably french? hallmarks on silver and ivory letter opener

Yes, your letter opener was made in Paris after 1838 as seen by the boar’s head mark used for small objects made of at least 800 standard silver. As for the maker, we would need to get a clearer image of the initials. Perhaps you could clean out the mark and try again, or at least tell us your best ...
by JayT
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unknown Maker SL
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Unknown Maker SL

Louis-Charles-Simon Leterne (also Leterme), a jeweller working in Paris at 78, rue Montmartre was the maker. His symbol was a highway marker (une borne). Leterne registered his mark on 19 July 1871. No end date is given.

See Arminjon, v. II, no. 03694, p. 333.
by JayT
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Silver Hallmarks on Vanity Case Crystal Jars
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: French Silver Hallmarks on Vanity Case Crystal Jars

My pleasure to help. However, I’m afraid there is no guarantee that Varin made the case as well as the objects contained therein. He might have sub-contracted to a box maker (tablettier), as he undoubtedly did for the crystal containers. Or perhaps as your friend suggested, the box was a later purch...

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