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by JayT
Sat Apr 09, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help identifying marks on wine taster
Replies: 18
Views: 889

Re: Help identifying marks on wine taster

You’re right, the mark on the thumb piece could be anything.
by JayT
Sat Apr 09, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help identifying marks on wine taster
Replies: 18
Views: 889

Re: Help identifying marks on wine taster

Hello
There are normally 2 or 3 initials in the maker’s mark, depending on the name of the maker. In this case, it looks like there might have been 3.
by JayT
Sat Apr 09, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Need Help To ID Silver Horse Figurrine
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: Need Help To ID Silver Horse Figurrine

No, not correct. The Minerva head mark indicates 950 standard silver made after 1838. Please read the table linked by @AG2012 for full information about the French marking system.
The maker cannot be determined with only 1 initial showing.
Regards.
by JayT
Sat Apr 09, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help identifying marks on wine taster
Replies: 18
Views: 889

Re: Help identifying marks on wine taster

Hello Please excuse the delay in responding. I don’t believe your wine taster dates from the 18th C because of lack of concordance between all the marks. Specifically, from left to right: -The first mark appears to be an export mark of a ewer, purportedly from 1780-89. -The second mark of a crowned ...
by JayT
Fri Apr 01, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help identifying marks on wine taster
Replies: 18
Views: 889

Re: Help identifying marks on wine taster

Hello I appreciate how difficult it can be to get sharp images of the marks, especially on a curved surface. However, your photos aren’t clear enough to make an identification. There should be 4 marks on 18thC French silver: charge, date letter, maker, and discharge. All 4 marks should be in concord...
by JayT
Wed Mar 30, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: A French souvenir of Venice
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: A French souvenir of Venice

My pleasure!
by JayT
Wed Mar 30, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: A French souvenir of Venice
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: A French souvenir of Venice

Hello You’re so right: this forum offers a wealth of information. To be fair, it would be difficult to have a complete listing of French makers here. There are specialized dictionaries of French marks for that. For example, Arminjon lists 3,368 Paris makers registered between 1798-1838, and 3,992 Pa...
by JayT
Tue Mar 29, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: A French souvenir of Venice
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: A French souvenir of Venice

Hello
Please see the post below for the answer to who made your box

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=58190&p=190286&hilit=Jonquoy#p190286

Regards
by JayT
Sat Mar 26, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: What is it?

An oyster knife?
by JayT
Sun Mar 20, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: identity of portrait bust on box?
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

Re: identity of portrait bust on box?

@AG2012 You’re right. Louis XVI is usually depicted with his hair in puffs or rolls over the ears, then long in back, sometimes tied with a ribbon. Nevertheless I still think he is a good candidate because of the symbols for Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI’s wife, depicted on the box: bows and roses. Bu...
by JayT
Sat Mar 19, 2022 10:20 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: identity of portrait bust on box?
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

Re: identity of portrait bust on box?

Hello
I think this is a portrait of a monarch, given the ermine collared robe he is wearing. My vote goes to the French king, Louis XVI.
Roth romanticized French history and copied French marks, so I think Louis XVI is a strong possibility.
Regards
by JayT
Mon Mar 14, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Parisian makers marks late 18th/early 19th century
Replies: 19
Views: 1823

Re: Parisian makers marks late 18th/early 19th century

Good luck in your continuing research on this object.
Regards.
by JayT
Mon Mar 14, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Parisian makers marks late 18th/early 19th century
Replies: 19
Views: 1823

Re: Parisian makers marks late 18th/early 19th century

Hello again Thanks for the interesting information about gaming pieces and dice. I don’t know anything about these items, but I do know a bit about the French silver marking system, and French silver makers. I can assure you Biennais’ silver maker’s mark did not change in appearance after he was app...
by JayT
Sat Mar 12, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Parisian makers marks late 18th/early 19th century
Replies: 19
Views: 1823

Re: Parisian makers marks late 18th/early 19th century

Hello Here are some comments regarding this unusual item: -Silversmith makers’s marks in France were legislated in terms of shape, size and placement. You wouldn’t expect to find a silversmith’s mark on an object made of ivory, bone or wood. -It was not usual to have silversmiths retail other fancy ...
by JayT
Wed Mar 09, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Fishcarvers
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: Fishcarvers

Your fish servers are typical of late nineteenth century French flatware. I see no reason to believe that the pattern dates from the production of Tirbour’s predecessors. To be certain you’d have to find Tirbour’s printed catalogue. As background reading you might find interesting David Allan’s book...
by JayT
Sun Mar 06, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Fishcarvers
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: Fishcarvers

You’re welcome.
by JayT
Sun Mar 06, 2022 11:16 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Fishcarvers
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: Fishcarvers

Hello Your fish servers, in the Louis XVI style, date to the turn of the nineteenth century. To add to Trev’s excellent information, Tirbour was a manufacturing silversmith and cutler from 1897-1951, successor to Félix Malique, who in turn had succeeded Pellerin-Lemoing. All these manufacturers spec...
by JayT
Mon Feb 28, 2022 9:55 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: A question about a French sugar bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: A question about a French sugar bowl

My pleasure Amena.
Regards.
by JayT
Sat Feb 26, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: A question about a French sugar bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: A question about a French sugar bowl

Hello Amena I share your doubts about the attribution of this sugar bowl. Some observations: -The tête de sanglier mark is indeed the mark used for 800 standard silver smalls after 1838. That alone doesn’t bother me too much as items sometimes are marked with a standard mark of later date if resold....
by JayT
Sat Feb 12, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French silver spoon
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: French silver spoon

You're welcome.

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