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by JayT
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unknown Frech maker FL
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Unknown Frech maker FL

You’re welcome.
The symbol is a tool called an awl in English, or alène in French. The last post referenced shows a clear picture of the symbol.
Enjoy your beautiful service!
by JayT
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unknown Frech maker FL
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Unknown Frech maker FL

by JayT
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unknown Frech maker FL
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Unknown Frech maker FL

Update: François was Labat, not Lebat. Sorry for the typo in the last name. He is your man! He was the successor of Labat & Pugibet, who were in business 1877-1897, using the same symbol of an awl. This mark with the symbol is clearly illustrated in David Allan’s Le couvert et la coutellerie de ...
by JayT
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unknown Frech maker FL
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Unknown Frech maker FL

The maker of your ice cream service is not listed in Arminjon, and checking the Ministry of Culture database for Paris makers registered after 1878, I suggest the following: François Lebat, manufacturing silversmith located in Paris at 43 rue de Montmorency. He first registered his mark 19 January 1...
by JayT
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: unusual heavily engraved snuff box,no marks, what country ,age.
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: unusual heavily engraved snuff box,no marks, what country ,age.

Well this idle speculation is a fun activity for end-of-the-year festivities! I advance for your consideration that this box is in the taste of Strasbourg, France objects of the period 1775-1820. In particular the pierced and engraved grille, the floral decorations and foliage, the angel heads. So a...
by JayT
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Need help with maker ML Cie
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Need help with maker ML Ci

Hello Thanks for the update. Given what we assume to be the age of manufacture, this mark should appear in the French Ministry of Culture database for Paris marks registered after 1878, but no luck for M.L. with an ivy leaf symbol. Nor does the maker appear in Arminjon v. I or II. I hope the retaile...
by JayT
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Need help with maker ML Cie
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Need help with maker ML Cie

Hello Thanks for your clear pictures. The maker is not from Paris, but a French province, as seen by the symbol (différent) next to Minerva’s forehead. Unfortunately I can’t quite decipher this squiggle, so can’t tell you where your service was made. However, the retailer Millet jewellers has been i...
by JayT
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: Happy Christmas! - 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: Happy Christmas! - 2019

Merry Christmas to you Trev, and sending all best wishes to you and the moderators who have brought us silvery delights throughout the year.
by JayT
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Assistance with French maker of card case
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Assistance with French maker of card case

Yes the boar’s head mark, used on smalls, indicating silver of at least 800 standard. All marks as they should be.

Maybe I was feeling hungry!
by JayT
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Assistance with French maker of card case
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Assistance with French maker of card case

My pleasure to help.
Unfortunately a typo crept in. The maker’s name is Alphonse Lassagne. Sorry for the error.
by JayT
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Assistance with French maker of card case
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Assistance with French maker of card case

Hello This object is a vesta case, as seen by the strike plate on the bottom, with guilloché engraving and a personalization of a stacked monogram (JLG?). It should be marked on both the lid and the body of the case. The maker is Alphonse Lassange, maker of smokers’ items (la tabatière), working in ...
by JayT
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: What is this?

My vote also goes to a sugar bowl. Tea services were quite large and imposing at the time, so this would not have been out of proportion to the rest of the pieces. If the interior is gilt, then a compote for fruit, or a jam dish could be a possibility.
by JayT
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Help with marks?
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Help with marks?

Sorry, can’t help. They are not French marks.
by JayT
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: HELP ID FRENCH GOLD MAKER'S MARK PLEASE :)
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: HELP ID FRENCH GOLD MAKER'S MARK PLEASE :)

Hello The Cartier mark would be L.C. for Louis Cartier, so your maker isn’t Cartier. From the style of this attractive piece, I’d say it dates after 1878. Therefore you might check the French Ministry of Culture website for Paris makers registered after 1878. Let us know if one of the O.C. makers li...
by JayT
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silverplate Pie Server Giant Girl Motif
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Silverplate Pie Server Giant Girl Motif

Hello Dave
More tantalizing clues about origin of this item:
-Two stylized flowers in the foreground appear to be edelweiss;
-The woman’s pointed traditional hat with a feather.
Taken together, this points to Switzerland or Austria In my opinion.
Good luck in your research!
by JayT
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silverplate Pie Server Giant Girl Motif
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Silverplate Pie Server Giant Girl Motif

You’re right - the small trees appear to be an attempt at perspective.
I think this is a pudding trowel. The woman is carrying a butter churn, and has a milkmaid’s wooden barrel on her back - all attributes of the ingredients that go into pudding.
Sorry can’t help on the maker or country of origin.
by JayT
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Export Silver JM Mark with Two Stars
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: French Export Silver JM Mark with Two Stars

My pleasure.
by JayT
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Export Silver JM Mark with Two Stars
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: French Export Silver JM Mark with Two Stars

Hello Your object was made by Joseph Alexandre Martel, a manufacturing silversmith, working in Paris at 41 rue Beaubourg. He registered his mark twice, on 8 July and 20 October 1888, erased on 30 April 1914. His mark was initials JM, two hammers (deux marteaux) with 2 stars above. The hammers are a ...
by JayT
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help to identify French silver
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Help to identify French silver

My pleasure to help, especially as your pictures are clear, and the marks clean.
Regards
by JayT
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help to identify French silver
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Help to identify French silver

Hello Your fork in the Filet or Thread pattern was made in Paris between 1 October 1768 and 18 November 1774, as indicated by the crowned A charge mark. The date letter is incomplete, but should be either a crowned E, F, G, H, I, K or L. The date letter and charge mark are stamped head to head, so y...

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