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by blakstone
Sun May 24, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Identifying Sugar Tong Marks
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Identifying Sugar Tong Marks

François Pamphile Jozan Born: 31 May 1786, Paris, son of Jean François Jozan & Geneviève Catherine Coltel Married: 16 Feb 1815, Marcourt-sûr-Orne, Meuse, to Marie Anne Rittiez (1791-1861) Died: 23 Feb 1846, Paris Maker of small tableware First mark (the one here): FJ with crossed oars, register...
by blakstone
Thu May 21, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Boin - Georges Boin mark?
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Boin - Georges Boin mark?

Émile Ferdinand Taburet Born: 17 Jul 1823, Rouen, Seine-Inférieure [now Seine-Maritîmes], son of Ferdindand Hubert Taburet & Marie Louise Adèle Fortier Married: 12 Sep 1850, Paris, Aglaë Verisgny (1824-1875) Died: 15 Jul 1880, Paris Taburet was joined in partnership by his son-in-law, George Bo...
by blakstone
Mon May 11, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Tabatiere
Replies: 33
Views: 1086

Re: French Tabatiere

I am quarantined myself and do not have access to a scanner, but I will get the images to you as soon as I am able. I renew my observation that new guarantee marks did not begin use in Paris until 19 June 1798. I am therefore not as convinced as you that the second standard horse head could not have...
by blakstone
Sun May 10, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Tabatiere
Replies: 33
Views: 1086

Re: French Tabatiere

Clapel - Ah, now I follow you; I thought you were referencing the year V marks which are not recorded in Arminjon. The lozenge marks which appear on the single year V plate are duly noted in Arminjon; e.g., #2015, Jean-Michel-Joseph Soroge, #2066, Jean-Pierre- Nicolas Bibron or #2149, Jean Touchard....
by blakstone
Sun May 10, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Tabatiere
Replies: 33
Views: 1086

Re: French Tabatiere

Clapel, I am not entirely certain that I understand you correctly, but you seem to be saying that Carpentier had two nearly indentical marks with the same initials and symbol: one on the the insculpation plates of the year V and which is described by Douet, the other on the plates beginning with the...
by blakstone
Fri May 08, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Tabatiere
Replies: 33
Views: 1086

Re: French Tabatiere

I don't think Carpentier is correct. His mark is photographed in Arminjon v. I (# 01409) and it looks nothing like the mark shown here. His mark is HEC with a blackbird, with the H and E on the left and right, the C below, with the bird at the top (and not extending down between the initials as here).
by blakstone
Fri May 08, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: French maker 3
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: French maker 3

This is the mark of Albert Joseph Ernest Callé (17 Oct 1853 – after 1926) and his son, André Callé (12 Apr 1884-24 Oct 1949) of Amiens, Somme. They were manufacturers of high-quality flatware from around 1882 to at least 1957. I was not able to find a death record for the elder Callé, but it was aft...
by blakstone
Fri May 01, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: French Silver Maker? Fiddle Thread Silver Set
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: French Silver Maker? Fiddle Thread Silver Set

Although I have never been able to identify him - the Bordeaux état civil are pretty daunting! - I recognize the mark as that of E. Maitraeau of Bordeaux, listed at various addresses on rue St. Martin and rue St. Sernin from 1856 to 1885.
by blakstone
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Help to ID spoon
Replies: 18
Views: 623

Re: Help to ID spoon

Yes; so did I. My point is that I think we can assume this is an unrecorded - or at the very least not well-recorded - mark.
by blakstone
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Help to ID spoon
Replies: 18
Views: 623

Re: Help to ID spoon

Going to throw my two cents in. First: both pieces look decidedly mid-19th century to me. If the digits are 71 and 66, then they might well be dates: 1871 and 1866. Second: the name suggests Scandinavia, and the the only Scandinavian countries at the time which didn't have strict silver marking regu...
by blakstone
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help requested with hallmark
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Help requested with hallmark

Louis Michel Crouvezier Born: 15 Jul 1782, Verdun, Meuse, son of Jean Michel Crouvezier & Marie Jeanne Salmon Married: 10 Feb 1817, Paris, to Catherine Madeleine Victoire Fouché Died: 27 Aug 1848, Belleville, Paris He traded under Crouvezier Frères with his brother, Claude Crouvezier (b. 1786)....
by blakstone
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: 1809-1819 Silver French Plate or Tray
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: 1809-1819 Silver French Plate or Tray

Although worn, this mark is recognizable as that of the important silversmith Jean-Charles Cahier. The mark is described (although not illustrated) in Arminjon 1798-1838, mark 1671: J.C.C. underneath the Hebrew letters for “Jehovah”. (The horizontal line above the Latin letters is the giveaway.) If ...
by blakstone
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Silver Tray or Plate
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: French Silver Tray or Plate

Richard-Émile Agu Born: ca. 1787, Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin Married: ca. 1812, to Marguerite Madeleine Devaux Died: 6 Jun 1851, Paris, 10th arrondissement He had at least two sons, Amand François Agu (b. ca. 1813) and Alexandre Henri Agu, (b. 12 Jul 1817). He does not appear in the Paris Almanac as a si...
by blakstone
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: PJL Mark on a Very Large French Silver Spoon
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: PJL Mark on a Very Large French Silver Spoon

Happy to help. Coincidentally, I live in Nouvelle Orléans - New Orleans - which has been hit particularly hard by covid-19 and we are under a strict "stay at home" order right now. So I have time on my hands; post away. There are a number of very keen forum members here well-versed in Fren...
by blakstone
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: PJL Mark on a Very Large French Silver Spoon
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: PJL Mark on a Very Large French Silver Spoon

This mark is not shown in the section of 19th century Orléans makers by Stéphanie Saulnier in Orfèvres d’Orléans (Paris: Somogy, 2003). However, the original copper registry plate of Orléans makers does not appear to have survived, and the photographic marks illustrated there are identified mostly b...
by blakstone
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Maker of cake slice
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Maker of cake slice

Vincent Paul Massat Born: 21 Mar 1835, Paris, 4th arr. Married: 1 Feb 1864, Paris, 16th arr., to Louise Aimée Bonnesoeur Died: 1 Aug 1892, Paris, 16th arr. He and his brother Jean Eugène Massat (1829-1878) succeeded their father, Jean-Baptiste Massat (1802-1881), after his retirement in 1859 as Mas...
by blakstone
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help With French Ladle Maker.
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Help With French Ladle Maker.

It appears to be a saupoudreuse – a sugar sifter. French flatware of the time was generally larger than comparable English pieces. The “vieillard” mark – “head of an old man” (Michelangelo, actually) – shows that the piece is first standard (.950) silver and assayed in Paris between 1819 and 1838. T...
by blakstone
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unknown French Maker Marks
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Unknown French Maker Marks

Louis Charles Cléry Born: 23 Aug 1796 [6 fructidor an IV], Meudon, Seine-et-Oise [now Hauts-de-Seine], son of Pierre Martin Claude Cléry, merchant grocer & Marie Bellier Married: 9 Feb 1828, Paris, to Angelique Antonie Hémard, daughter of François Nicolas Hémard & Anne Farot Died: 9 Jul 186...
by blakstone
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unknown Maker SL
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: Unknown Maker SL

Just came across this post. The maker here is actually Souche-Lapparra, whose mark was SL with a tree stump ("souche" in French). It was registered in April 1960 when the famous house founded by Antoine Lapparra was purchased by the Souche brothers and became Souche-Lapparra. They are stil...
by blakstone
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Maker NH on little mocha pot
Replies: 11
Views: 1222

Re: Maker NH on little mocha pot

That's correct - the sign did not change (with some very minor exceptions as offices and/or territories were moved or combined). Although I've never seen it stated, I think it is a reasonable assumption that the switch from department number to a symbol in the marks was precisely because of the conf...

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