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by JayT
Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: silver cup
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: silver cup

@amena
I’m away from my library until the new year, so can’t give you a precise response. Sorry.
Regards.
by JayT
Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: silver cup
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: silver cup

@silverstar777
The number is a factory production or model number, used internally by the company, and has no importance to the customer.
by JayT
Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: silver cup
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: silver cup

Hello If I understand your question correctly, you want to know how to distinguish genuine from fake French silver standard marks. This is a big question. The short answer: experience gained from looking at and handling French silver over a number of years. Personally I do 1) a comparative analysis ...
by JayT
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: silver cup
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: silver cup

My pleasure to help
by JayT
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: silver cup
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: silver cup

Hello The Minerva head silver standard mark in an octagonal reserve for 950 silver was in use from 1838-1972. This Tétard Frères mark was registered in 1903. No end date is given, but the company continued in business until at least 1973, and closed in 2005 after being purchased by Daum. Therefore w...
by JayT
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Ercuis Teaspoon - Centaur 18
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Ercuis Teaspoon - Centaur 18

To add to Bahner’s excellent post, the letters on either side of the centaur are OE for Orfèvrerie Ercuis.

Ercuis is still in business today, and you might contact them through their corporate website to find the name of this pattern, which is no longer in production.

Good luck in your research!
by JayT
Wed Nov 03, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Jewelry12
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Jewelry12

You’re welcome.
by JayT
Wed Nov 03, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Jewelry12
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Jewelry12

Hello
Yes, your fork is made of 950 standard silver as seen by the Minerva head in an octagonal reserve, and the maker is Hénin & Cie. See the links below on this website for details.

https://www.925-1000.com/Ffrench_makers_H.html

https://www.925-1000.com/Ffrench_marks.html

Regards
by JayT
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help with maker on these enamel frames
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Re: Help with maker on these enamel frames

My pleasure!
by JayT
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help with maker on these enamel frames
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Re: Help with maker on these enamel frames

Hello
Believe this to be the mark of Charles Grappe, working in Paris at 16 rue Michel-le-Comte.
Initials CG, symbol a bunch of grapes (une grappe de raisin). Grappe registered 28 February 1905, erased 25 May 1923.
See the French Ministry of Culture website.
Regards
by JayT
Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unknown French silversmith
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Re: Unknown French silversmith

Hello
Please use the search function using Hippolyte-Pierre Bompard for your answer.
Regards
by JayT
Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Strange comment on maker's marks, by Waltraud Neuwirth.
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: Strange comment on maker's marks, by Waltraud Neuwirth.

“Fred” would have had to go through an apprenticeship and then worked as a journeyman under the direction of a master for many years before he was entitled to apply to become a master. The time varied by country, but as an example, in pre-Revolutionary France, this would have been 8-10 years. Many d...
by JayT
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Strange comment on maker's marks, by Waltraud Neuwirth.
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: srange comment on maker's marks ,by Waltraud Neuwirth.

Agree completely with Peter’s remarks, and would add that even before industrialization of silver manufacture, large workshops existed where dozens of workers or subcontractors produced items, but only the master assumed responsibility by stamping his mark, even if he never touched the object during...
by JayT
Fri Oct 08, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Key Holder?
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

Re: French Key Holder?

My pleasure!
by JayT
Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Key Holder?
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

Re: French Key Holder?

Hello Your chatelaine was made of 800 standard silver in the French provinces between 1819-1838. You have the silver standard mark with a Greek head in a barrel shaped reserve, and the guarantee mark of a head in an oval reserve with a digit to either side of the neck, that I can’t make out on my mo...
by JayT
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Arts & Crafts Smiths ~ American Handwrought after-1900
Topic: William De Hart sterling silver belt
Replies: 4
Views: 1818

Re: William De Hart sterling silver belt

This looks to be a signature: W and a heart for William de Hart. What do you think?
by JayT
Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Spoon Knot or Bretzel pattern
Replies: 5
Views: 1590

Re: French Spoon Knot or Bretzel pattern

Thanks Trev for providing a connection so that everyone can join the party around the little egg spoon!
A “you’re welcome” goes out to Silverfan from me.
Regards.
by JayT
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Spoon Knot or Bretzel pattern
Replies: 5
Views: 1590

Re: French Spoon Knot or Bretzel pattern

In looking at your spoon again, in a continuing dialog with myself, I think it was once part of an egg cruet. The pattern and design appears to be on the front of the spoon only, indicating that the spoon was displayed in the cruet facing out. See Google for pictures of egg cruets for illustrations.
by JayT
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Re: Kendall-Touron - French Knives and Forks - Maker? (with pics)
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: Kendall-Touron - French Knives and Forks - Maker? (with pics)

Here are my thoughts, as requested. -Sorry you didn’t find the search function helpful. -This is a fruit set, as indicated by the silver knife blades and 3-tined forks. -The retailer is Kendall-Touron, an upscale jeweller. -The maker is Georges Gallois, mark registered 11 February 1908, erased 5 Jul...
by JayT
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Re: Kendall-Touron - French Knives and Forks - Maker? (with pics)
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: Kendall-Touron - French Knives and Forks - Maker? (with pics)

Hello and welcome
Your images of the marks are too blurry on my monitor to be certain of anything. However, I suggest you use the search function on the top right corner of your screen with the term Touron to see some posts that might be helpful.
Regards.

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