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by Bahner
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: B. Neresheimer & Söhne Hanau
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: B. Neresheimer & Söhne Hanau

Hi Peter, I don't think that such conclusions can be drawn from the marks we are seeing here. We have no way of telling whether the punches used here were newly cut or were the old ones. Thiele writes somewhere that punches freely changed hands between various Hanau companies to be used by other Han...
by Bahner
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Hanau Silver
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Hanau Silver

Hello, see the list at the end of this article
https://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_hanau.html
Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Table Snuff Box - Marks seem to be German, maker?
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Table Snuff Box - Marks seem to be German, maker?

Hello, a half moon seems to be missing here, which makes me wonder. This would not have happened to a German maker. The 800 was punched in an oval once, which looks like an Italian mark. Maybe what we have here is a set of Italian pseudo marks on a piece in Hanau style silver. Regards, Bahner.
by Bahner
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: French Art Deco teapot
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: French Art Deco teapot

Hello, believe we need good close ups of the marks. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Darmstadt Silver Mark
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Darmstadt Silver Mark

Hello, agree with the dating, not sure about the city mark. In all three cases it looks badly punched and I am not even sure if this is a lion or a horse or a lamb. I am thinking along the lines of the Frankonia/Thuringia region of Germany. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Pentagram RM Silver Hallmark Identification Please?
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Pentagram RM Silver Hallmark Identification Please?

Hello, likely a French plate mark, possibly Roux Marquiand. Compare this thread
viewtopic.php?t=55162
Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Tue May 05, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Coffee serving set 60-70, unknown maker
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Coffee serving set 60-70, unknown maker

Hello, pieces from the "series m", designed by Karl Dittert for Kuehn in 1959. It was made in Sterling and silverplate and and also included heater, tea pot etc. This modern form of the Kuehn unicorn mark was used ca. 1960-1970, then Kuehn went back to its traditional unicorn mark. Regards...
by Bahner
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik Dating
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik Dating

Hello, this kind of marking (WMF and no frame) was introduced ca. 1965, so this can be dated from the middle sixties onwards. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Compote spoon, maker?
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Compote spoon, maker?

Hello, to my knowledge F. Bahner never took over patterns from others (well, one exception: Pattern III designed by Henry van de Velde, first handmade by Koch and Bergfeld), but others (retailers, even makers) took over patterns from Bahner. Without having seen the spoons you mentioned I would guess...
by Bahner
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Compote spoon, maker?
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Compote spoon, maker?

Hello, looks like pattern 5000 by Franz Bahner. So this could be a badly punched lion's head. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Austrian Secessionist Creamer - Hallmark of Pitcher
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: Austrian Secessionist Creamer - Hallmark of Pitcher

Hello, looks like the mark of Eduard Friedmann from Vienna. A pic of the whole piece would be nice. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Decorated plate
Replies: 6
Views: 368

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: 443

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: 740

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: 237

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: 282

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: 322

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: 877

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: 551

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: 426

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

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