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by SilverK
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Is this a German Spoon and who is the maker?
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Is this a German Spoon and who is the maker?

I've had another look at the marks and I think it actually reads 'Janssen & Co', 'Jan' being poorly stamped. I find one Johann Heinrich Albrecht Janssen (1861-1870) actually recorded on the 925-1000 Hamburg page with the mark for H. Janssen & Co, though this is very different to mine. I wond...
by SilverK
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Is this a Hamburg spoon and who is the maker?
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Is this a Hamburg spoon and who is the maker?

Hi Theoderich,

Interesting. The spoon also has a 12 Loth mark on it, so yes he may be wrong about where Lange was working, if this is the right guy. Are you able to attach a picture of the mark for comparison?

Many thanks,

Silverk.
by SilverK
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Is this a German Spoon and who is the maker?
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Is this a German Spoon and who is the maker?

I've presented this spoon in the forum's German section because it came with a Hamburg spoon engraved with the same German surname, though of an earlier date, suggesting they may have come from the same family. I have no other reason for thinking this may be German. The prick engraving to the back o...
by SilverK
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Is this a Hamburg spoon and who is the maker?
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Is this a Hamburg spoon and who is the maker?

I have this rather nice spoon which I think is probably German and possibly Hamburg, but it doesn't have a city mark for confirmation. The clues are as follows, though I may have misinterpreted them entirely: 1) The reverse of the terminal is prick engraved with an early owner, 'Hinrick Mamero 1836'...
by SilverK
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Russian Brooch - is this a maker's mark?
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: Russian Brooch - is this a maker's mark?

Thanks AG2012, that's rather interesting and I suppose it could be fake as I think you are suggesting. However, do they bother to fake brooches such as these when they could steal more money by faking 'higher value' objects? I wondered for a while whether someone may have overstamped the original ma...
by SilverK
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Russian Brooch - is this a maker's mark?
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: Russian Brooch - is this a maker's mark?

Hi Qrt.S, Thanks very much indeed for your reply and for narrowing down the city mark and date. I asked my friend to double check and he confirms there is absolutely no other mark. I don't know how these brooches are made, so perhaps it was assayed before completion and the maker's mark was removed ...
by SilverK
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Russian Brooch - is this a maker's mark?
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Russian Brooch - is this a maker's mark?

A friend of mine recently bought this Russian brooch (sadly in an unassociated Fabergé box!) and asked if I could help discover any information about it. The last picture shows the only marks he was able to find, apart from a scratched '15X'. The Kokoshnik mark is poor, to say the least. I suppose t...
by SilverK
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Dole silversmith identification request
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Re: Dole silversmith identification request

Hi blakstone,

This is very helpful indeed, thank you! I appreciate the authoritative information greatly, especially with its reference.

Best regards,

silverk.
by SilverK
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Dole silversmith identification request
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Dole silversmith identification request

Hi, I'm trying this again, but with a different subject heading and text in the hope that someone is able to identify the maker for me. This French spoon is extremely clearly marked and whilst I've had some success using Tardy and the 925-1000 encyclopedia, I still need help! I believe this was made...
by SilverK
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 18th Century Dutch Buckle? - Mixed marks
Replies: 2
Views: 3438

Re: 18th Century Dutch Buckle? - Mixed marks

Hi Peter, Thanks once again for such an informative response. It's not surprising I couldn't find them! I can see now that the buckle part is from Utrecht, but even examining the date letter area through a loupe I can't make out a letter from any direction. I was thinking that the different componen...
by SilverK
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 18th Century Dutch Buckle? - Mixed marks
Replies: 2
Views: 3438

18th Century Dutch Buckle? - Mixed marks

So I have another Dutch item with marks that I can't identify, I'm afraid. This time it's what I think is a late 18th century buckle with what may be two separate sets of marks: 1) The first set is on the moveable bar. These I think are for Amsterdam 1797 or maybe 1773. The maker's mark looks like '...
by SilverK
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch bowl with VK mark
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: Dutch bowl with VK mark

Hi Peter, The picture of the mark came in much slower than your text and so it wasn't there when I was responding. Not sure what was happening there. I guess the first one is about right for my mark and the dots that I see in the crescent are perhaps issues caused during the stamping process. Thanks...
by SilverK
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch bowl with VK mark
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: Dutch bowl with VK mark

Hi Peter, Thanks for your response. I'm still uncertain because the 1858/1924 mark you refer to has dots on either side of the crescent moon. Mine does not and is the reason I raised the question here in the first place. Instead there are dots inside the crescent. In fact the symbol looks more like ...
by SilverK
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch bowl with VK mark
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Dutch bowl with VK mark

This bowl carries a maker's mark 'VK below a crescent' which I initially thought would be for van Kempen, but it doesn't exactly match any of the marks I've seen for him. The closest would be 'VK below a crescent with two dots', but those dots are missing and instead we have a couple of dots within ...
by SilverK
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Who is the maker of this miniature Dutch bureau?
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

Re: Who is the maker of this miniature Dutch bureau?

Brilliant! Thanks very much Peter. For once it's earlier than I thought, rather than later!

Silverk.
by SilverK
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Miniature Hanau commode - maker suggestion?
Replies: 0
Views: 1690

Miniature Hanau commode - maker suggestion?

Hi, I have this miniature box in the form of a commode which I think was probably made towards the end of the 19th century in Hanau, with a fineness of 800. Would anyone be kind enough to confirm whether or not it is from Hanau and make a suggestion as to the maker? Please forgive the poor quality d...
by SilverK
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Who is the maker of this miniature Dutch bureau?
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

Who is the maker of this miniature Dutch bureau?

Being marked with what I think is 'VK' I initially thought that this little Dutch bureau box was made by J. M. van Kempen (in 1831). However, the city mark seems to indicate that it was assayed in Gouda (uncrowned, hence 2nd quality) and I'm not aware that van Kempen's silver was assayed there. Woul...
by SilverK
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Maker of this Chinese fishy scent bottle?
Replies: 2
Views: 4112

Re: Maker of this Chinese fishy scent bottle?

Hi Trev,

Splendid! That was quick!

Thanks,

Silverk.
by SilverK
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Maker of this Chinese fishy scent bottle?
Replies: 2
Views: 4112

Maker of this Chinese fishy scent bottle?

Here we have a rather nice Chinese Export, fairly large, articulated fish. Given there is a small enclosed space within the head only accessible through the mouth (i.e. the head is not hinged), I think this is a scent bottle with a dipping stick. My problem is that I haven't been able to trace the m...
by SilverK
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Besançon spoon - Maker and Crest?
Replies: 0
Views: 1868

Besançon spoon - Maker and Crest?

This French spoon is extremely clearly marked and whilst I've had some success using Tardy and the 925-1000 encyclopedia, I still need help! For a start I'm not sure if this is a Besançon spoon or from nearby Dole, I have no idea who the maker is and the exact date is a little confusing to me. Was i...

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