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by Bahner
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Decorated plate
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Decorated plate

Hello, a pic of the piece would be nice. Looks like the marks used by Alex Katsch from St. Petersburg and Berlin on plated items. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: M.T. WETZLAR Tray Help (Possibly 830 Silver??)
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: M.T. WETZLAR Tray Help (Possibly 830 Silver??)

Hello, Wetzlar ist just the retailer of this piece, it was actually made by Wilkens from Bremen. See here https://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_marks_a1884_9.html for marks used by Wilkens, including one with a 830. The numbers are most likely production numbers. It is true, 830 was and is not very commo...
by Bahner
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: German cutlery silver?
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: German cutlery silver?

Hello, as Trev stated nickel silver, an alloy of silverlike colour which does not contain any silver. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Identify german hallmarks
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Identify german hallmarks

Hello, actually this is the city mark of Striegau, Silesia. IAL is J.A. Lemor from Breslau, for a while around the middle of the 19th century pieces made by him appear with the marks of smaller Silesian cities, probably because they were sold there and so assayed by the local guild rather than the B...
by Bahner
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: I think this is Italian or French
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: I think this is Italian or French

Hello, this could also be German. The form reminds me of antique Roman silver, compare with the Athena plate from the HiIdesheim silver treasure found in 1868. For copyright reasons I cannot post pics here, but they can be easily found on the net. Believe what we have here is a more modern interpret...
by Bahner
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Christofle Chinon Serving Spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Christofle Chinon Serving Spoon

Hello, 84 is the plating thickness as explained here

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

The 69 is most likley for 1869 as date of production. But I am no expert on Frech marks. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Beautiful repousse pieces - 900 EGE??
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Re: Beautiful repousse pieces - 900 EGE??

Hello, just a gut feeling - modern Turkey ? Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Need help identifying these hallmarks
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Need help identifying these hallmarks

Hello, made in Berlin around 1850. Cannot be more precise because I currently do not have access to my library. The letter B in a circle is that of the second warden. The N might be the maker. There was a maker Nelson in Berlin who stamped with a N much like that, he might have been the one. There w...
by Bahner
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Please help with hallmarks of a set of spoons and forks, 15 Loth
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Please help with hallmarks of a set of spoons and forks, 15 Loth

Hello, believe what we are seeing here is a 13 rather than a 15. 15 would be highly unusual for small decorative pieces like these. Cannot read the other marks, though I suspect the smaller one to be an import mark of some kind. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Christiansen ? Jugendstil
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Christiansen ? Jugendstil

Hello, the bowl was obviously modeled after a design by Christiansen, but it is not known whether this was done by the artist himself or by artists from the Bruckmann design section. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Unknown marks on milk jug
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Unknown marks on milk jug

Hello, Lameyer was a jeweller from Hannover, Germany. Though he had a small workshop most of what he sold was made by someone else. The French guarantee mark for silver and the fineness of 950 lead me to believe that Lameyer imported this from France. Are you sure there aren't any other marks ? Rega...
by Bahner
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Ice Tube Pitcher, Claret jug- unknown maker
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Ice Tube Pitcher, Claret jug- unknown maker

Hello and welcome, believe we might need a better picture of the mark on the left hand side, but this could be one of the marks used by German maker Quist on its plated items. As to the mark in the middle - sorry, no idea. For an explanation of the number 5 see here https://www.925-1000.com/a_platen...
by Bahner
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Unknown Marks WW 800 on Ice Tongs
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Unknown Marks WW 800 on Ice Tongs

Hello, reminds me of Yogya silver, compare here

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

Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help ID Maker of Sterling Marked Basket
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: Help ID Maker of Sterling Marked Basket

Hello, what I find irritating is that the oldlooking marks under the word STERLING do not look punched but cast. The word STERLING as a mark was rarely used in Germany before 1945. Which leads me to believe that what we have here is a quite modern cast replica of a Hanau piece. Such replicas often c...
by Bahner
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: gucci italy/what is this used for?
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: gucci italy/what is this used for?

Hello and hhhmmm - interesting ... This is based on an egg cup ("Eierbecher" in German) , designed by Wilhelm Wagenfeld for German WMF, late 1950ies, if I am not mistaken, produced in stainless steel only. For copyright reasons I cannot post vintage catalogue material here, but one should ...
by Bahner
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Martin Mayer?
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Martin Mayer?

Hello, there are several variants to the Mayer mark. this is one of them. A two digit production number is quite typical for Mayer too, so I have no doubt. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: ??, 6 Stars, 15
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: ??, 6 Stars, 15

Hello, first thought, just a gut feeling: French plate marks. A pic of the whole object might help. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help identifying what this heavy flask is made of
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Help identifying what this heavy flask is made of

Hello, judging by the colour of the metal and the mark I suspect pewter. Have seen marks like these on decorative pewter items not for use, just for show. The 95 is for 95 % tin, the rest may be antimon or lead, so for medical reasons it may be better not use use this. Regards. Bahner
by Bahner
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Demitassse Spoons with marks too small to ID.
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Re: Demitassse Spoons with marks too small to ID.

Hello and happy new year ! It is Dutch and it is silver. Do not know the maker bur the small sword is a Durch guarantee mark on small silber items. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: info on german box ,angel blowing trumpet on lid.
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: info on german box ,angel blowing trumpet on lid.

Hello, believe we all have the same problem here - the pics are very light and a little fuzzy. Hard to tell what we are seeing. Better pictures might help. My first thought was German, too, but that is really just a gut feeling, don't quote me on this. You are right, the 13 or rather the 1 only is t...

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