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by Bahner
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Christofle or not?
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Christofle or not?

Hello, most likely French plate marks. The rooster does not look like the one for Christofle, neither does the mark on the left hand side look like a Christofle mark. No clue though as to who the maker is, sorry. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: identification of teaspoon
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: identification of teaspoon

Hello, the marks are from the left: halfmoon, crown and 800, which makes this modern German. As to the other marks - no clue, might be those of a retailer. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Lippa silversmiths in Vienna
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Lippa silversmiths in Vienna

Hello, both marks were taken from the CD published by the MAK museum in Vienna. Did you ask them for the copyright first ? Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silverplate object unknown maker's mark
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Silverplate object unknown maker's mark

Hello, this is the reproduction of the Cleopatra Selene II, Queen of Mauretania plate from the Boscorelae silver treasure, now in the Louvre museum in Paris. Suppose Rep points to "Reproduction". Who actually did this - no clue though. I suspect a galvanoplastic replica of non precious met...
by Bahner
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Silver tray
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Silver tray

Hello, see this topic https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=55834&p=178988&hilit=kach#p178988 for some Katsch (!) family history. Looks like the Russian branch of the family was forced to leave Russia after the outbreak of WW I. They had remained Prussian citizens though li...
by Bahner
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Basse & Fischer?
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Basse & Fischer?

Hello, this does not read B & F (to my knowledge Basse and F. never made silver objects) but B & R for Breidenstein and Renaud, Frankfurt a.M., founded in 1889. Do not know what became of them. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Packfong
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Packfong

Hello, do not know about other countries, but in Germany E.A. Geitner is considererd to be the "inventor" (rather: re-inventor) in 1823, he named it Argentan, referring to the Latin word argentum for silver. Henniger in Berlin followed with his invention (the alloy being a little different...
by Bahner
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: 875 german silver.
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: 875 german silver.

Hello, agree that this is the Deyhle lion. Deyhle sometimes produced pieces of a fineness rather uncommon in German like 830S or 875. Believe they were meant for export. As to the "Vietor" lion: this is a misunderstanding dating back to the early 1900s and orginating in the "questions...
by Bahner
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help identifying Maker's Mark on Tea Glass Holder
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: Help identifying Maker's Mark on Tea Glass Holder

Hello and a Happy New Year all around ! Unfortunately there is no source on the history of the VSF - yet. A book on its history and the history of the other silverware companies owned by various members of the same family (Bahner) is in the making and should be completed this year (2021). Legally th...
by Bahner
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Silver purity
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: Silver purity

Hello, in many cases the city mark guaranteed a certain minimal fineness, most often 12 Lot. So it simply was not necessary to punch the fineness. It would have been legal, but it was superfluous and so it usually was not done. Mostly it was done if the fineness actually used was higher than necessa...
by Bahner
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: HELP Needed; Truly No Idea About History, etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 640

Re: Zeppelin shaker

Hello, no, this is not a Henckels mark. Strictly this is not a hallmark at all, as this term is reserved for silver. Have never seen this mark before, but I suspect - just a gut feeling really - that it is the logo of either the giver of this set or the taker, possibly it was the gift of a larger co...
by Bahner
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Assistance with Interesting German Beakers
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Re: Assistance with Interesting German Beakers

Hello, just some additional info. Recently I saw a small German beaker ("Faustbecher") with the mark of wholesaler Arthur Otto (founded 1903 in Cologne, Germany) and punched with a 13 in a square for the fineness. Which makes me believe that even if one sees e.g. a Neresheiner N in combina...
by Bahner
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Assistance with Interesting German Beakers
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Re: Assistance with Interesting German Beakers

... a closer look at an enlargement of the second mark seems to show the gothic Neresheimer "N", which would make perfect sense. Regards, B.
by Bahner
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Assistance with Interesting German Beakers
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Re: Assistance with Interesting German Beakers

Hello, agree with a dating of 1979 rather than 1879. The style of the engraved date also points at this. Beakers like these were and are being produced by almost every maker who made and makes Hanau style silver. The maker's mark, if the mark on the right hand side is that of a maker and not a retai...
by Bahner
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Friodur knife with figure
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: Friodur knife with figure

Hello and welcome. Please let us see what you have and upload pictures of the item. This shoud help
https://www.925-1000.com/images.html
Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Silver candlesticks
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Silver candlesticks

Hello, Meyen also sold flatware and holloware made by other silverware manufacturers (F. Bahner, Vollgold), marked with the Meyen mark, acting just as a retailer. I am not aware of Meyen using production or order numbers so I suspect this was made by someone else and just sold by Meyen. Regards, Bah...
by Bahner
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Silver plaque Lazarus Posen
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Silver plaque Lazarus Posen

Hello, no doubt, this is the old Frankfurt skyline and the Frankfurt eagle. Not sure about the symbols at the bottom of the shield. Symbols of a guild ? Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Baroque 17th Century German Herm Spoon?
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: Baroque 17th Century German Herm Spoon?

Hello, am I right in suspecting that You suspect a more recent Hanau-like reproduction rather than a genuine old piece ? Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Augsburg vases(?) - 17th century?
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Augsburg vases(?) - 17th century?

Hello, agree, not old but quite modern. Not necessarily directly from Hanau, but certainly in that style. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help with orogin and age
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: Help with orogin and age

Hello, looks like the 900 was punched twice. I am thinking along the lines of modern Turkish silver. Regards, Bahner

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