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by JayT
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 160

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: 154

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: 258

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: 182

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: 182

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: 348

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: 348

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: 547

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: 547

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...
by JayT
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Need help with French maker's mark
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Re: Need help with French maker's mark

Hello First, France didn’t use the sterling standard (925) until 1972, to be in compliance with European Union regulations. You don’t show the Minerva mark, so it is impossible to say if your object dates prior to 1972 or has the post-1972 Minerva head, indicating 950 standard silver. Second, a look...
by JayT
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unknown MV Maker's Mark on Bottle
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Re: Unknown MV Maker's Mark on Bottle

Do not agree that this is the mark of Vierny, for the following reasons: -Minerva has a symbol under her chin indicating that this is a provincial maker. The Ministry of Culture website you reference covers only Paris makers registered after 1878. -Vierny’s symbol is a chessman, whereas the symbol o...
by JayT
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help with CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmark.
Replies: 9
Views: 557

Re: Help with CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmark.

My pleasure.
by JayT
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help with CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmark.
Replies: 9
Views: 557

Re: Help with CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmark.

You’re welcome.

The service is definitely 950 standard silver as shown by the marks, not sterling silver which is 925 standard, and not silver plated.

Cardeilhac did not produce plated goods.

Hope this helps.
by JayT
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: French and Portuguese marks
Replies: 8
Views: 820

Re: French and Portuguese marks

You’re welcome Peter.
Yes, the French Ministry of Culture website isn’t very user-friendly, but the maker is there. Perhaps you didn’t enter the initials in uppercase, with a period after each letter?
Regards
by JayT
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: French and Portuguese marks
Replies: 8
Views: 820

Re: French and Portuguese marks

P.S.
Lapeyre has appeared before in this forum. A search will yield some more info about the French maker.
by JayT
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: French and Portuguese marks
Replies: 8
Views: 820

Re: French and Portuguese marks

Hello Peter
Look no further for the French maker Lapeyre:
https://www.925-1000.com/Ffrench_makers_H.html
Sorry can’t help with the Portuguese marks.
Regards
by JayT
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help with CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmark.
Replies: 9
Views: 557

Re: Help with CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmark.

To add to Trev’s excellent information. Christofle acquired Cardeilhac, a very prestigious maker, in 1951, and kept their trademarks, as you can see on your flatware. You’re quite right, Christofle was largely a silverplate maker, but for decades they’d subcontracted to Cardeilhac when they wanted t...
by JayT
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help with Small Marks on French Silver Mesh Purse
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Re: Help with Small Marks on French Silver Mesh Purse

Hello Thank you for the wonderfully clear photos of both your purse and the marks. Trev has nailed it for the maker. The firm had another mark, the “obus,” used until 1920, so this is an indication of the working dates of this manufacturing jeweller. The obus mark was used for export silver below 80...

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