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by blakstone
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Identification of French maker of Snuff Box
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Identification of French maker of Snuff Box

Claude-Louis Jonquoy

Born: 8 Oct 1788, Paris, 5th arr., son of Claude Jonquoy and Nicole Escur dite Lasserre
Married: 15 Mar 1813, Paris, 5th arr., to Marie Madeleine Boissade
Died: 12 Mar 1861, Paris, 9th arr.
by blakstone
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Italian maker
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Italian maker

I’m a little puzzled about the date myself. The law changing the marks was passed on 30 Jan 1968, but would not go in to effect until it was approved by the full legislature and published in the Official Gazette. It was approved on 30 Dec 1970 and officially published on 17 Aug 1971. The legistlatio...
by blakstone
Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: france eyeglass
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Re: france eyeglass

Given the date and location, and that the mark is on a pair of eyeglasses, I am reasonably confident that your piece is by a member of the Cozette dynasty of spectacle makers in Songeons, which is only about 25km from Beauvais and whose silver manufacturers were under the jurisdiction of the Beauvai...
by blakstone
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Empire cabaret.Silversmith Ambroise Mignerot
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: Empire cabaret.Silversmith Ambroise Mignerot

It is a persistent error that the "Greek woman's head mark" was used only in the late 18th century; see this thread - Antique Oil and Vinegar Set - for more information. The mark is known to have appeared on pieces up to the 1830s. Your (very attractive) piece dates to 1809-1819, as noted.
by blakstone
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help me identify silversmith of the cruet
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Please help me identify silversmith of the cruet

Marc Augustin Lebrun Born: 7 May 1782, Paris, son of Jean Jacques Lebrun & Brigitte Colne Married: 1809, to Marie Adelaide Victoire Pinta (ca. 1782-1828) Died: 21 Jun 1859, Paris Lebrun was a very important manufacturer who spanned both French Empires. He studied under Jean Baptiste Claude Odio...
by blakstone
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Silver sugar tongs from ?
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: Silver sugar tongs from ?

Trademark & psuedo-mark attributed to Wolf & Knell of Hanau; see their listing under Pseudo-Hallmarks on Hanau Silver
by blakstone
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help me identify silversmith of Jam container and its spoons
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Please help me identify silversmith of Jam container and its spoons

Pierre Joseph Bourguignon Baptized: 30 Oct 1757, Dinant sur la Meuse, Namur, Belgium, son of Perpete Ignance Bourguignon & Marie Josephe Lelivre Married: 1795, to Jeanne Catherine Eleonore Dutry, daughter of Antoine Dutry & Louise Eleonore Boulanger Died: 18 Oct 1830, Paris Augustin Louis C...
by blakstone
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Made - Export
Replies: 11
Views: 1248

Re: French Made - Export

Dominique Laporte Born: 22 Apr 1786, Tarbes, Hautes-Pyrenees, son of Sebastien Laporte & Jeanne Claret Married 1st: Henriette Taure Married 2nd: 9 Mar 1833, Paris, Marie Augustine Gavet Died: 2 Feb 1859, Paris His business was continued by his widow, evidently without changing the mark. As note...
by blakstone
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Silver box in niello
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Re: Silver box in niello

Etienne Bonaventure Guichard Bijoutier Mark: EG + a flag Mark registered: 17 Aug 1867, 73 rue aux Ours; no cancellation Born: 15 Mar 1835, Autrey-les-Grey, Haute-Saone, son of Louis Felix Guichard & Jeanner Roussel Married: 15 Mar 1866, Paris, to Louise Gabrielle Ottmann I have not been able fo...
by blakstone
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French spice container
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Re: French spice container

Charles Antoine Amand Lenglet Born: 24 Feb 1791, Levergies, Aisne, son of Romain Honore Lenglet & Marie Anne Beatrice Malazieux Married: Anne Robert Died: 23 Oct 1855, Paris Mark: CAL with a lion and star 1st mark: registered 25 Oct 1823, 32 rue Bourg l’Abbe; cancelled 6 Aug 1843 2nd mark: regi...
by blakstone
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French base for spices with bigorne
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: French base for spices with bigorne

The maker is Denis Jean Andres Garreau; see this thread for more information: Sugar basket maker

The mark under the warranty mark is the second standard Minerva head in use from 1838, indicating that the piece was resold at some point after that and marked a second time.
by blakstone
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French spice container
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: French spice container

Sixte-Simon Rion Born: 22 Oct 1780, St. Germain-sur-Ecole, Seine-et-Marne, son of Jean Rene Rion & Marie Amie Durel Married: 2 Sep 1807, Paris, to Adelaide Josephine Bourg Died: 14 May 1848, Paris The other mark is that of demoiselle Francoise Nicolas (Arminjon I, no. 02741; mark “Nicolas” with...
by blakstone
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help me identify silversmith of Jam container
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: Please help me identify silversmith of Jam container

I have also noticed the errors in Arminjon around pages 237 & 237 among the “LD” section and they are confusing. That said, I am confident the maker here is Louis Dufay (Arminjon I, no. 02311) whose symbol is described as "un fa": the musical note "fa" (do, re, mi, fa, etc.) ...
by blakstone
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Silver cabaret
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Silver cabaret

The maker is Eugene Delebois; see here French Tureen - can you identify the maker's mark?
by blakstone
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Maker EL
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: Maker EL

Relatively. I've seen some flatware from him before; his mark is just usually just not identified.
by blakstone
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Maker EL
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: Maker EL

Oops! Note correct spelling: LEMAYEUR
by blakstone
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Maker EL
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: Maker EL

Yes, French, from the city of Lille (dept. Nord), first standard: 950/1000 Edouard Desire Lemayer Born: 17 Mar 1823, son of Jean Baptiste Joseph Lemayeur & Catherine Joseph Bigo Mark Registered: 7 Aug 1848 Married: 2 Aug 1859, to Eugenie Pauline Sophie Gahide Died: 27 Dec 1890 Hope this helps! R...
by blakstone
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Small ladle, Prague 1785 or 1795
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: Small ladle, Prague 1785 or 1795

I think the maker is Andrej Dejl [Ondrej Theil] (Master 1766, died 1799). The mark is not an exact match, but he appears to be the only maker with the right initials at the right time. Ref: Josef Hrasky, Zlatnici Prazskeho Baroka (Prague: Decorative Arts Museum, 1984), p. 68, Prague Old Town maker #...
by blakstone
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please teach me a little lesson
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: Please teach me a little lesson

I can add that the "K" charge mark in this form was used 1771-1774, and the B/B jurande mark was used 1773-1774. Also, in your second image, the left-hand mark in the upper photo is the Bordeaux decharge mark - a boar's head (inverted in the photo) - used 1770-1775.

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