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by JayT
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: French silver buckle 1809-1819 makers mark star P H L PHL
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: French silver buckle 1809-1819 makers mark star P H L PHL

My pleasure to help.

In looking at your marks again, I believe the initials are the same.

Enjoy your plunge into French silver!
by JayT
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: French silver buckle 1809-1819 makers mark star P H L PHL
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: French silver buckle 1809-1819 makers mark star P H L PHL

Hello and welcome! In looking at Arminjon, v. I, no. 02974, p. 294, there is the mark of a buckle maker that looks like your man, Pierre-Hyacinthe Langlois. His mark was the initials PH over L with a star above and a duck over the star. Langlois started under the ancien régime in Melun on 15 July 17...
by JayT
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Identification of French maker's mark
Replies: 8
Views: 3166

Re: Identification of French maker's mark

Hello You don’t show a Minerva mark, so can’t tell if this is a Paris maker. If it is, recommend you search the French Ministry of Culture website for makers registered after 1878. http://www2.culture.gouv.fr/public/mistral/marque_fr I suggest a 20thC timeframe for this object because of the monogra...
by JayT
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Paris 1737/1738 spoon
Replies: 3
Views: 1224

Re: Paris 1737/1738 spoon

You’re welcome.
Would never suggest dipping any piece of silver, but some polish on a cotton bud and a bit of elbow grease does wonders for cleaning out marks.
Enjoy your spoon!
by JayT
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What Was the Use of This Piece of French Flatware?
Replies: 7
Views: 3804

Re: What Was the Use of This Piece of French Flatware?

Definitely a melon fork, in an ever-popular Louis XV-type pattern. Melon forks measure about 15-21 cm long. Although they have 3 tines, oyster forks are shorter, measuring 12-15 cm.

David Allan illustrates a number of melon fork models.

Hénin also gets my vote as the maker.
by JayT
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unknown MV Maker's Mark on Bottle
Replies: 3
Views: 2426

Re: Unknown MV Maker's Mark on Bottle

Your scent or smelling salts bottle was made in the French provinces after 1838, as indicated by the mark under Minerva’s chin. If you could sharpen up the mark, you may be able to determine the place of manufacture.
Good luck in your continuing research on this object.
by JayT
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Paris 1737/1738 spoon
Replies: 3
Views: 1224

Re: Paris 1737/1738 spoon

Hello Such a shame that the marks on your attractive spoon in the Filet/Coquille pattern can’t be seen properly: blurred and dirty. You don’t do it justice. You have correctly identified the year and place of manufacture. The maker was Jean-Baptiste Leguerinière, mark the initials JBLG under a crown...
by JayT
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Need help with 1817-19 Paris AM Tete a Cheval Maker Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

Re: Need help with 1817-19 Paris AM Tete a Cheval Maker Mark

Hello I read these marks as being from Paris, 1809-1819, not 1817-1819. You have the silver standard mark of a walking cock facing right, the guarantee mark for medium-sized objects of a Minerva head facing right in a circular reserve, and as a bonus you have a recount mark of a fleur-de-lys from 18...
by JayT
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: for help
Replies: 3
Views: 1532

Re: for help

This is a bigorne countermark. Please use the search function for many posts about this mark.
by JayT
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Strange task 1
Replies: 5
Views: 3369

Re: Strange task 1

Yes, strange task indeed if all you have to go on is one mark with no context: size, placement, other marks, and of course the style of the object itself. I can tell you this is definitely not Paris. Could be a Lyon countermark (contremarque) for 1710, but I’d want much more info before pronouncing....
by JayT
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Could you help me please identify this item?
Replies: 5
Views: 6963

Re: Could you help me please identify this item?

Thank you for the clear image of the engraved personalization. Yes, it is the coronet of a marquis over a marriage crest. It appears to be of the period. Perhaps posting in the Family Crests section could tell you something about the families. The fifth mark on the spoon handle is still not clear to...
by JayT
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Could you help me please identify this item?
Replies: 5
Views: 6963

Re: Could you help me please identify this item?

P.S. In looking at the marks in the light of day, I see the dog head discharge mark in use from 1774-1780. Therefore all the marks (maker, charge, date, discharge) are in concordance. The last mark is still too dirty/blurry for me to read.

Hope this helps.
by JayT
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Could you help me please identify this item?
Replies: 5
Views: 6963

Re: Could you help me please identify this item?

Hello Well, you’ve made some guesses. Your sugar sifting spoon was made in Paris by Pierre-Nicolas Sommé, using his second mark of a hand holding a bunch of laurel. Sommé apprenticed in 1747 to Edme-Thomas Laurent, and later transferred to Eloy Guérin. He first registered a mark on 17 July 1760. He ...
by JayT
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unusual mark
Replies: 10
Views: 5540

Re: Unusual mark

Hello Agree with @Aguest that the unidentified mark is that of country other than France, likely the Ottoman empire. It is certainly not a bigorne mark. The Minerva head has been carefully obliterated (see the cross-hatching), which tells me the country to which it was exported (as indicated by the ...
by JayT
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: 50,000 Posts!
Replies: 11
Views: 33891

Re: 50,000 Posts!

Exponential!
Congratulations and best wishes.
JayT
by JayT
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: O.B makers.Help please!
Replies: 2
Views: 3380

Re: O.B makers.Help please!

Hello This mark has appeared on the forums before on a cruet stand posted by member Guido. See here https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=37959&p=102881&hilit=Strasbourg#p102881 Unfortunately all we can say is that your spoon was made in Strasbourg of 800 standard silver. Go...
by JayT
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Rococo salt
Replies: 3
Views: 6674

Re: Rococo salt

Agree these are not French marks.
by JayT
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help identify years.
Replies: 2
Views: 3615

Re: Please help identify years.

Agree about the date as identified, and just as a note, the silver standard mark is a plain old cock, not a peacock! Enjoy your liqueur serving set!
by JayT
Mon May 20, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Pair of silver hands !!
Replies: 9
Views: 4960

Re: Pair of silver hands !!

A book mark?

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