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by Bahner
Fri Jun 30, 2006 3:20 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: BMF Silverware
Replies: 3
Views: 9719

Hello, that is German plate. '90' means that 90 gramm of fine silver were used for electroplating. BMF is the mark of the 'Bergische Metallwaren Fabrik'. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Russian? Flatware--Strange Markings
Replies: 1
Views: 1209

Hello, this looks like recent Russian plate. Maybe somebody out there knows more ? Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Sun Jun 25, 2006 12:58 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: cigarette-case, probably German ; help with maker
Replies: 2
Views: 2397

Hello, a steering wheel like that was used by several German makers (Miller, Mahla and others), so it is not possible to say who made this. Sorry. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Polish Amber Necklace- Need info on Polish Marks
Replies: 1
Views: 2245

Hello, the ladie's head with the '3' is the Polish guarantee mark for 800/1000 parts silver. It was introduced in 1963. The G is probably the maker. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Bernhard Hertz Piece - With a Swedish date mark??
Replies: 2
Views: 3812

Hello, Hertz also had a branch in Stockholm, so that may be the explanation. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help with this piece
Replies: 2
Views: 2639

Hello, the second set shows pseudo-marks, maker is Neresheimer, Hanau. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Need help to I.D. manufacturer of this snuff box
Replies: 1
Views: 2100

Hello, that is Karl Schatz from Hanau. Active before 1914, still mentioned in the directory in 1929. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: help for hallmark sugarspoon
Replies: 3
Views: 1765

Hello, this is recent Polish plate. The 'B M ' is one of the marks for plated metal, the eagle is an old Warszawa mark reused here, maker could be Piotr Latkowski (though not sure about this). Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Baltensperger Swiss Silver
Replies: 6
Views: 4092

Hello, maker from Zuerich, founded in 1878. Around 1928 the owner was Walter Baltensperger, later it was Pierre B., still active after 1945. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Mon Jun 05, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: I need help in Identifying these marks
Replies: 4
Views: 2662

Hello, that is the mark of the German Orivit AG. The second link does not work on my computer, so I can only guess that this is an art nouveau piece, which is what Orivit mostly made. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Mon May 29, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Art Nouveau silver brooch - cannot identify makers mark
Replies: 10
Views: 8879

Hi all, an identical piece came up for auction in Munich some time ago. The name of the maker was given as Meyle & Mayer from Pforzheim, Germany. The maker's mark was described as looking like a dragonfly. The mark of M & M as listed in the books is somewhat different though. Now I wonder .....
by Bahner
Wed May 10, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Need help for maker's mark and date
Replies: 2
Views: 3876

Hello, it's French, the maker is E. Faivre, out of business before 1970. That's all I know, no first name, no city, sorry. 'Prèmier titre' is for 950/1000 parts silver. Best wishes, Bahner
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by Bahner
Wed May 10, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Swedish Pendant
Replies: 6
Views: 4786

Hello, 'HGB' is Hedbergs Guld and Boettverkstad, active from 1946-1961 in Stockholm. The 'I9' is for the year of production: 1959. One of the smaller marks (I cannot see it clearly on my screen), should be the town mark of Stockholm. As to the fifth mark - I cannot see that either. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Wed May 10, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Need help identifying a hallmark.
Replies: 2
Views: 2287

Hello, that is from Czechoslowakia. The '4' stands for 835/1000 parts silver. If the background of the '4' (I cannot see it clearly on my screen) is checkered, it is the mark introduced in 1942. If it just depicts three slopes, it is the one introduced in 1927. 'WL' is probabaly the maker - sorry, h...
by Bahner
Sat May 06, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: any help thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 2124

Hello, how about these two: L. Axelson sen., active in Stockholm 1875-1893, and L. Axelson jun., active in Stockholm from 1896 to 1912 (and possibly later). Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Sat May 06, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Info about E. Marcus of Berlin
Replies: 1
Views: 1571

Hello, a jeweller from Berlin, worked as a retailer since about 1890, added a workshop to his shop in 1908, merged with other Berlin jewellers in the late 1920ies. Had his shop on ''Unter den Linden'' 31. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Sat May 06, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Need help identifying trademark on silver Asian tea strainer
Replies: 2
Views: 2511

Hello, that is the Russian hallmark introduced in 1958. The letter M is for Moskov. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Sat May 06, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: russian wine (?) jug, trying to identify
Replies: 2
Views: 2397

Hello, this looks like Moskov silver from around 1880-1890. The Russian guarantee mark of that time is a horseman with the 84. The eagle (double-headed ?) probably stands for a supplier to the Russian Imperial Court. The maker ('BS' and 'BSG' or 'BSH') is unidentified. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Tue May 02, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: German silverware (but not silver) question.
Replies: 7
Views: 5067

Hello, before You scrap this, post a pic of the pattern. There are two patterns by Hammesfahr that are being sought after. In any case: it is impossible to tell the early 1920ies-Hammesfahr stuff from the pieces produced in the 1930ies or 1940ies. Hammesfahr was indeed the first to make stainless-st...
by Bahner
Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:52 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Hi I need help
Replies: 7
Views: 3309

Hello, BMF plus the hiking man is for Bergische Metallwarenfabrik Deppmeyer and Company. First in Solingen, later in Burgkunstadt, Bavaria. Founded in 1908, active at least until the 1980ies. If I am not mistaken, production of silver cutlery was taken up after 1945. This BMF made just cutlery, so t...

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