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by EMsilver21
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: G.L Marked Mother of Pearl Handled Butter Knife
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Re: G.L Marked Mother of Pearl Handled Butter Knife

I don't know if this helps, I sold a butter knife exactly the same as yours. It was marked JL in script. I presume JL and GL are related.
Elaine
by EMsilver21
Fri May 08, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: French Silver Maker? Fiddle Thread Silver Set
Replies: 4
Views: 829

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. Oh excellent, thank you so much! And yes, ha, kudos to anyon...
by EMsilver21
Fri May 08, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: French Silver Maker? Fiddle Thread Silver Set
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: French Silver Maker? Fiddle Thread Silver Set

Hello and welcome to the forum! Quite right, the Minerva head in an octagonal reserve indicates 950 standard silver, and the maker’s name is in the lozenge-shaped reserve. The “blob” under Minerva’s chin is a symbol indicating the province where your set was manufactured. Unfortunately your images ...
by EMsilver21
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: French Silver Maker? Fiddle Thread Silver Set
Replies: 4
Views: 829

French Silver Maker? Fiddle Thread Silver Set

Hi everyone, I hope someone can help me on this silver set. I used your site as best I could. I think the head mark means it is 950 silver because of the 1 in the upper right corner, but what is the meaning if any of the blob under the chin? Also, I would like to know the maker? I can’t read the nam...

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