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by cgonzalez100
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unknown MV Maker's Mark on Bottle
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Unknown MV Maker's Mark on Bottle

I would greatly appreciate your help in identifying the silversmith of this lovely glass bottle. The silversmith mark is stamped twice on the object. The mark is initials MV with a symbol that looks like coffee pot, perhaps it is a pot a lait or mustard pot? I cannot tell which, but it certainly loo...
by cgonzalez100
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help identify silversmith on this French tastevin
Replies: 2
Views: 2958

Please help identify silversmith on this French tastevin

I would greatly appreciate help in identifying the silversmith who made this French silver tastevin. It is hallmarked with the Minerve 1st title mark, but I am really struggling with the silversmith's punch. It includes the initials ML and Cie with a leaf in the center. It looks like a grape leaf, b...
by cgonzalez100
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help identify maker of this French spoon
Replies: 3
Views: 2450

Re: Please help identify maker of this French spoon

Zilver2 and blakstone
Thank you so much for helping me with this mark, I truly appreciate it
by cgonzalez100
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help identify maker of this French spoon
Replies: 3
Views: 2450

Please help identify maker of this French spoon

I would greatly appreciate your help in identifying the silversmith of this lovely little French spoon. The symbols are two crescents with a crown. I am struggling to see clearly the maker's initials, it could be GE, GB, or perhaps CB, or maybe CE? I have searched for either combination, but have no...
by cgonzalez100
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help identify silversmith on French silver
Replies: 3
Views: 2207

Re: Please help identify silversmith on French silver

Zilver2 and Traintime, thank you so much for taking the time to help me with these hallmarks. I am glad to know the time frame this object was made and to know more about this silversmith. It is a pretty little piece.
by cgonzalez100
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help identify silversmith on French silver
Replies: 3
Views: 2207

Please help identify silversmith on French silver

I would really appreciate help in gathering more information about the approximate age and the silversmith of this tea strainer. I do have a bit of a lead, I am told the silversmith mark is for Henri Jacob in Lyon, France. Initials HJ with a ladder. However, I am not 100% certain on that information...
by cgonzalez100
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unknown French Maker, Please help
Replies: 1
Views: 1535

Unknown French Maker, Please help

Greetings. I have a glass dish with silver rim marked with French hallmarks. The first is the Minerve 1st title mark. There are two areas where it is stamped with the maker's mark. However, I cannot find this maker. I struggle to identify the first initial, as the mark is partially worn. But the sec...
by cgonzalez100
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please Help Identify French Maker's Mark
Replies: 6
Views: 1712

Re: Please Help Identify French Maker's Mark

I found a mark that looks very similar for the maker MORAND (Orfèvre de Morand, initiales "DM" et un sapin ). I could not find it however on this site or on the culture.gouv.fr site :-(
by cgonzalez100
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please Help Identify French Maker's Mark
Replies: 6
Views: 1712

Re: Please Help Identify French Maker's Mark

JayT & Silverfan, Thank you so much for helping me! With your guidance, I think I found the silversmith. I searched for small tea and coffee pots online, adding a date of 2000 or so, to see if I could find something brand new in a boutique. I did find the boutique of Andre Morand, which has a lo...
by cgonzalez100
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please Help Identify French Maker's Mark
Replies: 6
Views: 1712

Re: Please Help Identify French Maker's Mark

I was able to do a little research. The Minerva mark here is modern, used after 1972 when silver content was lowered from .950 to .925. However I am unable to identify the letters surrounding the Minerva head. I do see the number one to indicate .925, but do not understand the letters or symbols to ...
by cgonzalez100
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please Help Identify French Maker's Mark
Replies: 6
Views: 1712

Please Help Identify French Maker's Mark

I have a miniature tea or coffee pot with French silver hallmarks. I believe the Minerve mark is modern, but I am not familiar with modern hallmarks. Could anyone please identify the age or town? The silversmith mark I do not recognize. It look's like initials DM with a drafting compass or large cap...
by cgonzalez100
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unknown French Maker on Silver Case
Replies: 1
Views: 1152

Unknown French Maker on Silver Case

Please help identify the maker on this silver case. Mark of the boar's head/tete de sanglier with unknown maker's mark. I cannot see what the initials of the silversmith, but the symbol in the center looks like two points, or two figures? https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.c...
by cgonzalez100
Thu May 04, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help identify Silversmith on these French knives
Replies: 0
Views: 994

Please help identify Silversmith on these French knives

https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg I have a set of French knives with silver blades. The first mark I recognize as the Minerve 2 mark. However, the second mark is of an unknown silversmith. Please help me identify the silversmith's mark. The silversmith ma...
by cgonzalez100
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Books on French Silversmiths?
Replies: 1
Views: 1206

Books on French Silversmiths?

I am interested in learning more about French silversmiths of the 19th and early 20th century and being able to identifying their maker's makers. Are there any good books or directories that can help in identifying silversmiths marks, including images of symbols and initials such as in this picture?...
by cgonzalez100
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help identify French silversmith, Silver Teapot
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

Re: Please help identify French silversmith, Silver Teapot

Zilver2
Thank you so much for helping me! :-)
by cgonzalez100
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help identify French silversmith, Silver Teapot
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

Please help identify French silversmith, Silver Teapot

Please help me identify the silversmith on this French teapot.Teapot is .950 silver with Minerva mark. Silversmith Initials appear to be G.T. Symbol looks like a bee or fly, and a cornucopia or horn below? Thank you! https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg
by cgonzalez100
Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help identify silversmith on French perfume bottle
Replies: 7
Views: 2201

Re: Please help identify silversmith on French perfume bottle

Thank you dognose The name written on the side is Tonnel Paris. I couldn't get a clear enough picture, but it is written on the side. I've included a picture from my research of the original shop on the rue de la paix. I've just finished cleaning the hallmarks to see better with a loupe. I wanted to...
by cgonzalez100
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help identify silversmith on French perfume bottle
Replies: 7
Views: 2201

Re: Please help identify silversmith on French perfume bottle

Thank you blakstone and anikopol. Unfortunately, my camera cannot get a clear enough picture. I looked closely with a loupe and do not find anything such as a symbol or letter other than the number 1 beside the Minerve head. But then again, I haven't polished the silver too much. The hallmarks are r...
by cgonzalez100
Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help identify silversmith on French perfume bottle
Replies: 7
Views: 2201

Re: Please help identify silversmith on French perfume bottle

Thank you anikopol. The other hallmark is that of the head of Minerve, 1st standard for .950/1000 silver. The lid on this bottle is silver, not silverplate or other metal. I have not been able to identify the silversmith's mark. http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/3/4/9/4/9/7/webimg/922503015_o.jpg htt...
by cgonzalez100
Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help identify silversmith on French perfume bottle
Replies: 7
Views: 2201

Please help identify silversmith on French perfume bottle

I have a lovely perfume bottle with French silver hallmarks on the lid. I'm having difficulty identifying the silversmith. The silversmith initials are M.Y. with an anchor in between. I cannot find such a maker with these initials. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! http://img.auctiva...

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