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by Bahner
Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:32 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: need help for maker's mark and date
Replies: 3
Views: 3814

Hello, it is the mark of Theodor Mueller, Weimar. The workshop executed many designs by the Belgian artist H. van de Velde.But this seems not to be one of those. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: What does 100 mean?
Replies: 2
Views: 2709

Hello, >100< was widely used in Germany to mark plated cutlery. It means that 100 gramm of pure silver were used to electroplate 24 pieces (12 large spoons plus 12 large forks). So my guess is, that the pieces are German and plated. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help in identifying needed rabbit & Clover sheet
Replies: 6
Views: 5583

Hello, it is probably a tray for visiting cards (Visitenkarten-Staender). It was probably made or retailed in the 1920ies or 1930ies. Posen sold a lot of stuff marked with the various Posen marks, but produced by other German companies. The Berlin branch of Posen is listed in the directories as late...
by Bahner
Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:05 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Has anyone ever seen this Tiffanys Hallmark before???
Replies: 3
Views: 3411

Hello, nice piece ! The mark is that of Grosjean & Woodward, who actually made this (Tiffany just sold it) the ENG stands for English Sterling, and it was used between 1854 and 1865. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:50 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: German Jewelry Box
Replies: 1
Views: 1831

Hello, the mark is that of Erhard & Soehne (Erhard and sons) of Schwaebisch-Gmuend. Interesting piece, quite unusual if one looks at other products of this manufacturer. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: augsburg stick 18th cent
Replies: 2
Views: 3875

Hello Antiquer, SB is for Samuel Bardet, active between 1759 and 1800. The letter V in this shape was used between 1771 and 1773. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Sat Nov 05, 2005 9:19 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Hamburg table spoons?
Replies: 4
Views: 4614

Dear janwh, there is only one known Hamburg goldsmith who used the 'AZ' in a rectangle: August Heinrich Friederich Zwicker. He was born around 1770 and died in June 1832. He was active in Hamburg since around 1802 until his death. Maybe he is the guy. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Thu Oct 20, 2005 7:04 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Rampant Lion Mark Where is it from?
Replies: 4
Views: 5380

Hello, strictly speaking - yes, there should also be half-moon and crown. But you can regularly find German pieces with just a makers mark and the mark for the silver quality. As there is no central assay office for Germany, nobody actually controls, what kind of marks a company or a silversmith use...
by Bahner
Wed Oct 19, 2005 1:05 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: .70 silver? antique candle sticks mark unknown
Replies: 1
Views: 2388

Hello and congrats on this beautiful pair. Its from Breslau, Schlesien (Silesia), now Wroclaw, Poland. The city mark (first on the left, badly struck) ist that of the head of John the Baptist, below it the year. The letter 'U' was used between 1861 and 1876, the (very low silver standard) of 700/100...
by Bahner
Wed Oct 19, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Rampant Lion Mark Where is it from?
Replies: 4
Views: 5380

Hello, these pieces are not Scottish. Style and marks remind me of german pieces. The Deyhle company (now inactive) in the ciy of Schwaebisch-Gmuend, Germany, used a mark just like that. The word Sterling can be found on German pieces, too. Best wishes, Bahner.
by Bahner
Wed Oct 19, 2005 12:40 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German Cigar Cutter Marks
Replies: 2
Views: 3510

Hello, this seems to be the mark of Schmidt-Staub and Comp. of Pforzheim, Germany. It produced small silverware, among it jewellery, silver chains etc. It is listed in the directories until the middle 1980ies. Best wishes, Bahner.
by Bahner
Tue Oct 18, 2005 11:44 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German beaker circa 1900 - Fr. Kraemer
Replies: 1
Views: 3296

German beaker

Hi peterb, 'Kraemer' ist probably the mark of jeweller and goldsmith Friedrich Kraemer in Saarbrücken, Germany. In this case he seems to be the retailer, not the maker. The two marks for the German silver standard look like those used by the company Lutz and Weiss (now inactive). My guess is that t...

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