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by JayT
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Tabatiere
Replies: 14
Views: 299

Re: French Tabatiere

Symbol also might be a bird in flight or a sheaf of wheat or a leaf or, or, or? For this time period there are over 3,300 Paris makers. It would be a very big job to look through these without at least one clue, such as an initial. For post-Revolutionary marks the standard list is: Arminjon, Catheri...
by JayT
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Tabatiere
Replies: 14
Views: 299

Re: French Tabatiere

Thanks for the additional images of the maker’s mark. Unfortunately on my monitor the mark looks too worn to tell either the orientation of the initials, the initials themselves, or the symbol between. All we know at present is that the box was made in Paris after 1797. Here is how it works to resea...
by JayT
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Tabatiere
Replies: 14
Views: 299

Re: French Tabatiere

As @dognose says, we’d need to see a clear picture of the maker’s mark in the lozenge-shaped reserve, or at the very least your take on what the initials are. This will tell you who made your tabatière. Are both halves of the box marked? Objects can be imported to another country any time after manu...
by JayT
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Christofle Chinon Serving Spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Christofle Chinon Serving Spoon

Yes, correct on dating.
by JayT
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Christofle Chinon Serving Spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 227

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: 125

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: 11
Views: 1077

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: 11
Views: 1077

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: 374

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: 249

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: 345

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: 345

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: 336

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: 336

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: 374

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: 374

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: 4
Views: 479

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: 374

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: 233

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...

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