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by blakstone
Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 1851 very strange design spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 4334

The style is actually very typical of mid-19th century Dutch silver. The "2" beneath the lion stands for the second silver standard of .833. I detect the tip of a well-worn letter "M" in Perseus' helmet; this the mark of the assay office in Schoonhoven, which was open 1837-1984. ...
by blakstone
Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: An Austrian spoon?
Replies: 3
Views: 4365

Definitely French, with the French first standard (.950) silver "head of Minerva" mark. The maker's mark is that of flatware maker Guillaume Denière fils, dit Deninger (i.e., Guillaume Denière, Jr., known as Deninger) of Paris. This particular mark of his was registered on 16 Dec 1850 an...
by blakstone
Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:10 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help needed with one (last) maker's mark on napkin ring.
Replies: 1
Views: 2266

Not 100% certain, but I think Seybold & Hirschhauer of Schwäbisch-Gmünd.
by blakstone
Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:06 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help needed with maker's mark on German napkin ring
Replies: 1
Views: 2263

Heichrich Haupt of Düsseldorf, listed in 1885, and the mark here registered in 1886 and still in use in 1925.

Hope this helps!
by blakstone
Sat May 27, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: anyone know HTL&C
Replies: 2
Views: 1928

Could it be "HTL&Co" for Henry T. Lamb & Company of London? If so, the mark was registered in 1905, making 1916 the correct date.

Hope this helps!
by blakstone
Wed May 03, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Need help identifying a hallmark.
Replies: 6
Views: 4237

The design is too sweet & romanticised to be authentically Renaissance, I think, and this is borne out by the marks. The top mark - a cursive "V" (on its side in the photo) - is the import duty mark used in the Netherlands 1906-1953. The other two marks - "13" and "N" - are Hanau pseudo marks in...
by blakstone
Wed Apr 26, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Please help me with this german coffeepot
Replies: 2
Views: 3479

Not 18th century but 19th, and not Frankfurt but Heilbronn. The Frankfurt eagle generally had the “13” within the mark, not in a separate punch, whereas the Heilbronn eagle was frequently struck incuse, as it is here. And, to my eye, the style of your teapot is very much third quarter 19th century. ...
by blakstone
Wed Apr 26, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help to ID mark "NS" on covered Urn
Replies: 7
Views: 4744

Definitely Berlin. The letter in the Berlin bear mark was introduced around 1745 and changed with the election of a new guild chief, who served, apparently, an indefinite term. The “K” in your mark was for guild chief/primary assayer J. C. S. Kessner, who served from 19 Jan 1819 to 4 Sep 1854. Unles...

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