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by oel
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: What is this fork (?) for ?
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: What is this fork (?) for ?

Hi Dennis,

Thanks for the information. Indeed the edges of the V shaped split in the handle, holding little silver "pearl" look broken, believe Cheryl is right.


Peter
by oel
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Head with s mark. Can't find details
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Head with s mark. Can't find details

Hi Dirk, great find. Yes you are absolutely correct. Hallmarks of the French empire 1809-1819 and used March 1812 in today's northern Netherlands. Standard mark the French rooster 2 under his wing for .800 fineness, Office mark for departments, regional assay office letter S for department Frise tod...
by oel
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: R in a six-pointed star
Replies: 0
Views: 42

R in a six-pointed star

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/yamfLH.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/923/xDO6CZ.jpg Perhaps someone can tell me more about this mark. The mark is seen on an altered tea caddy with Dutch 18th century marks and known Dutch maker's mark. I believe the mark could b...
by oel
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Date of these Leiden forks please
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Date of these Leiden forks please

Hi Silverk, The maker's mark W.G for Willem van de(n) Goorberg, registered in Leiden 1779-1816..? Year letter slanted capital T for 1801, during the end of the last alphabet, the province standard mark of Holland, the lion rampant seen in a shield without crown. Willem van den Goorberg was born on 8...
by oel
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: What is this fork (?) for ?
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: What is this fork (?) for ?

Hi, what are the sizes?
Perhaps a fancy silver cocktail swizzle stick?
Peter
by oel
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: language of engravings
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: language of engravings

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/921/gRrvQS.png The Lion of Judah (Hebrew: אריה יהודה Aryeh Yehudah) is a Jewish national and cultural symbol, traditionally regarded as the symbol of the Israelite tribe of Judah. According to the Torah, the tribe consists of the descendants of Judah, t...
by oel
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch Spice Jar - Hallmark Identification Help
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Dutch Spice Jar - Hallmark Identification Help

In theory the silversmith is obliged to punch his registered responsibility mark or maker’s mark before the assayer at the Assay office will perform the assay and punch his marks afterwards. Date, names and item description noted in the official Assay Office books. Schoonhoven Silver City. In a smal...
by oel
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch Spice Jar - Hallmark Identification Help
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Dutch Spice Jar - Hallmark Identification Help

Yes the year letter gothic F for 1890. Not often seen is the second key (import key), attached to the Miverva head or office mark, 2nd key to indicate item imported back to the Netherlands and duty paid. I believe to rekognize the regional assay office letter M in the Minerva's helmet. Letter M for ...
by oel
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Help identifying bowls - possibly arabic marking
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: Help identifying bowls - possibly arabic marking

Herewith perhaps helpful link:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=42199

Peter.
by oel
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch Spice Jar - Hallmark Identification Help
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Dutch Spice Jar - Hallmark Identification Help

Hi, welcome to the forum. The unknown marks are pseudo marks. The centre point " star" pseudo maker's mark, The sailing ship (upside down) pseudo maker's mark, left of the "star" another pseudo maker's mark and above the "star" pseudo town mark Amsterdam. These pseudo m...
by oel
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch spoon? 17th c or fake?
Replies: 10
Views: 1791

Re: Dutch spoon? 17th c or fake?

Hi Peter de Reijke, welcome to the forum. Thank you very much for the confirmation and the extra information. Much appreciated.
Best,


Peter.
by oel
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: age,material of this box,unusual scratched marks.
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: age,material of this box,unusual scratched marks.

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Peter.
by oel
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch Miniature number 3
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Re: Dutch Miniature number 3

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/921/SAac2A.jpg Toy miniature; horsman (rockinghorse) https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/921/5lAafT.jpg The maker's mark a horn in a hart shaped shield for; Arnoldus van Geffen, registered in Amsterdam 1728 until 1769(died) and the uncle of Jo...
by oel
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch Miniatures number 2
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: Dutch Miniatures number 2

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/923/KR3ZtP.jpg Another nice miniature. The barrel-carriers. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/XmR7Zm.jpg The crowned E duty mark of the French empire used 1809-819. E= ET= étranger=foreign. This mark also used as tax free census mark, wi...
by oel
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt
Replies: 26
Views: 1890

Re: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt

Update: For reference nothing more nothing less. Year letter, Town mark Turku & maker's mark close to each-other. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/921/i1BN30.png Turku 1742 date mark, Turku location mark, Jonas Lexell, Oltermanni hallmark. Tyra Bor, Guld- och Silversmeder i Finland....
by oel
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch silver miniature figurines
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Dutch silver miniature figurines

Your AXE is OK, smells good. The hatchet (Axe), the 1853 duty mark for old silver objects of national origin returned to the trade. In accordance with several resolutions with further clarifications, this mark was intended for objects with the hallmarks of the ancient Netherlands silversmiths compan...
by oel
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch silver miniature figurines
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Dutch silver miniature figurines

Hi welcome to the forum. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/923/ppFAzM.jpg Your miniature is looking good The miniature Epiphany; during the Middle Ages, the Feast of the Epiphany was celebrated on 6 January to commemorate the Bible story of the Magi, or wise men, who having followed a gu...
by oel
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 17th Century Hoorn Hoof Spoon?
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: 17th Century Hoorn Hoof Spoon?

Ida is a girls name. G for born (geboren) or perhaps married (getrouwd)
I leave the maker's mark for what it is ; unidentified.


Peter.
by oel
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 17th Century Hoorn Hoof Spoon?
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: 17th Century Hoorn Hoof Spoon?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/aYkWyk.jpg Yes, indeed early spoon. Town mark of Hoorn used during 17th century, year letter R for 1680, 2nd standard silver or "kleine keur" (833/00) hence the absent of the Dutch Lion. Maker's mark appears to be an axe and unidentified, ...
by oel
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt
Replies: 26
Views: 1890

Re: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt

From Leimat site Turku town mark 17th century soot marks: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/923/DO7nhY.png No 6 https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/921/KQvbxe.png No:7 https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/pJEdmx.png No;8 https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q9...

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