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by Agman
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Marks on German Jewish spice box (Besamim), 1830s
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Marks on German Jewish spice box (Besamim), 1830s

https://i.postimg.cc/30yZzBTz/besamim-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/K44QKZMQ/Besamim-3.png https://i.postimg.cc/f3wfMZsc/Besamim-4.png https://i.postimg.cc/qz4Rb7xx/Besamim-5.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/2VG5PfHR/Besamim-6.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/BjfCwHww/besamim-marks.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/87db8c2k/b...
by Agman
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Maker of cake slice
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Maker of cake slice

Blakstone, your reply is just the information I was hoping to find. I'm always impressed by your knowledge, and in this case also your sharp eyes!
by Agman
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Maker of cake slice
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Maker of cake slice

https://i.postimg.cc/hXvbw4rG/French-cake-server-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/6TBZg56N/French-cake-server-2.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/bZZkgCyD/French-cake-server-3.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Q937Xjp1/French-cake-server-4.jpg Can anyone recognize the rather ill-struck mark on this French vermeil cake ser...
by Agman
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Really American? Or British colonial? Or ...?
Replies: 1
Views: 1730

Really American? Or British colonial? Or ...?

https://i.postimg.cc/VS7SHNqm/pelletreau-spoons-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/8JjF8V4W/pelletreau-spoons-2.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/zVnyY7Cd/pelletreau-spoons-3.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/7fv5Rd2G/pelletreau-spoons-4.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/MfBvTbhp/pelletreau-spoons-5.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/TLFKfHNs...
by Agman
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Any of makers on these two coin silver spoons?
Replies: 5
Views: 3313

Re: Any of makers on these two coin silver spoons?

Definitely not American. The form of these is Northern or Central European.
by Agman
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Maker LS of 1805 tastevin
Replies: 5
Views: 4979

Re: Maker LS of 1805 tastevin

Yes, I believe it is 50. I'll have to check in a few days when I can get my hands on the piece again, though.
by Agman
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Italian candlestick c. 1740s
Replies: 2
Views: 1479

Re: Italian candlestick c. 1740s

Here are better images of the candlestick with its mysterious crowned lily mark.

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by Agman
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Maker LS of 1805 tastevin
Replies: 5
Views: 4979

Maker LS of 1805 tastevin

I haven't been able to find the maker of this tastevin hallmarked for 1798-1809, maker's mark L S in a diamond with a rectangular object in between. The inscription is G P Dumon 1805. Thanks in advance! https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg
by Agman
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Italian candlestick c. 1740s
Replies: 2
Views: 1479

Italian candlestick c. 1740s

This Italian candlestick is marked for Naples, with the maker's mark rubbed, c. 1730s-40s. I'm interested especially in the crowned fleur-de-lis mark, aka Bourbon lily, in the second image, which I've never seen on another piece. The Bourbon lily would seem to suggest something to do with the Bourbo...
by Agman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Another early spoon?
Replies: 16
Views: 3341

Re: Another early spoon?

Legrandmogol, I wonder if you ever found the title of that other book you mentioned. Blakstone, I wonder if you've had a chance to see this thread. My further research hasn't gotten me too far yet. Thanks!
by Agman
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Mystery 18th c French (colonial?) bowl
Replies: 8
Views: 6256

Re: Mystery 18th c French (colonial?) bowl

By the way, Blakstone, I posted a spoon -- possibly early Swiss -- in the "Other countries" forum this afternoon that might be of interest to you.
by Agman
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Another early spoon?
Replies: 16
Views: 3341

Re: Another early spoon?

Also, Legrandmogol, does the style tell you that it is Swiss? Have you seen 17th c Swiss spoons of similar form?
by Agman
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Another early spoon?
Replies: 16
Views: 3341

Re: Another early spoon?

Well, this is better news! Thank you. Can you recommend a published source that I should consult?
by Agman
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Another early spoon?
Replies: 16
Views: 3341

Re: Another early spoon?

Too bad! But thank you.

Do you think Hanau or similar?
by Agman
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch spoon? 17th c or fake?
Replies: 10
Views: 6443

Re: Dutch spoon? 17th c or fake?

Peter, I can't thank you enough. It certainly appears that my spoon is all correct. This makes it the earliest piece in my collection. I'm glad to be learning about 17th-century spoons and about Dutch silver. I'm so grateful to you for sharing your expertise and your silver library. I've just posted...
by Agman
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Another early spoon?
Replies: 16
Views: 3341

Re: Another early spoon?

this image does not seem to be posting correctly:

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by Agman
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Another early spoon?
Replies: 16
Views: 3341

Re: Another early spoon?

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by Agman
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Another early spoon?
Replies: 16
Views: 3341

Another early spoon?

Here's another spoon that comes from the same collection as the Groningen 1669 one that I posted last week. I'd be grateful for any suggestions as to age and origin. The hallmarks may be more difficult to interpret than with the Groningen one. My sense is that it is not a later reproduction/fantasy,...
by Agman
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Mystery 18th c French (colonial?) bowl
Replies: 8
Views: 6256

Re: Mystery 18th c French (colonial?) bowl

Blakstone, thank you -- very helpful!

Do you know what the form is, exactly? A brandy bowl or something else?

Seeing the Christie's example makes me think it will be worthwhile for me to get the dents removed -- it would be an attractive piece.

I'm glad to learn something about 18th-c Swiss marks.
by Agman
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: JC? or IC? need some quick help...
Replies: 7
Views: 6715

Re: JC? or IC? need some quick help...

That doesn’t match any of the known marks for Chalmers. Unfortunately, there were many 18th-century American Silversmiths with the initials IC, since the I could stand for James or John or Jacob or Joseph or Isaac or… you get the idea.

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