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by blakstone
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: help me please !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 4236

Re: help me please !!!

Louis Jude Benoit Born: 28 Oct 1806, Villeneuve-la-Guyard, Yonne, son of Stanislaus Augustine Benoit, butcher & Catherine Adelaide Courceau Married: 5 Nov 1829, to Marie Marguerite Berteau Died: 16 Dec 1870, Paris, boulevard Beaumarchais 46, 11th arrondissement In 1858 he entered into partnersh...
by blakstone
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Unknown Mark - Fish and Shield
Replies: 4
Views: 1937

Re: Unknown Mark - Fish and Shield

The fish is a Zurich assayer's mark used 1830-1833 (although which of the two assay masters of the period - Otto Heinrich Wiskemann or David Conrad Fries II - is not known) and the maker's mark is that of Johannes Weber IV (1784-1846, master 1806) Ref: Hanspeter Lanz, Weltliches Silber 2 (Zürich: Sc...
by blakstone
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help me identify the french silversmith of the salts
Replies: 6
Views: 5352

Re: Please help me identify the french silversmith of the salts

During this period, departement 93 was Seine-et-Marne; its assay office was in the city of Melun. Unfortunately, I do not know of a reference which covers Empire era makers of the region.

Hope this helps!
by blakstone
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Who does this mark belong to?
Replies: 2
Views: 3483

Re: Who does this mark belong to?

Silverplate from the Berndorf Metalware Factory in Berndorf, Austria. See here: Marks of Berndorf Metalware Factory.
by blakstone
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Who is this maker JD?
Replies: 2
Views: 3817

Re: Who is this maker JD?

Francois Julien Doyen

Born: 12 Sep 1812, Paris, 5e arrondissement, son of Louis Julien Elenore Doyen & Angelique Antoinette Brunier
Married: 26 Aug 1835, Paris, 11e arrondissement, to Anna Francoise Beyerle
Died: 13 Aug 1869, Paris, 1er arrondissement, 24 place Dauphine
by blakstone
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: French?
Replies: 10
Views: 4761

Re: French?

Great find and great call on ca. 1730/60 Switzerland! The maker is Jean-Pierre Dautun (1704-1768) of Morges, canton Vaud, the arms of which form the city mark here; the “XI” is the fineness: 11 deniers (.916). Dautun was a fine maker and the father of Pierre-Henri Dautun of the famous late 18th cent...
by blakstone
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help identify maker of this French spoon
Replies: 3
Views: 2930

Re: Please help identify maker of this French spoon

Charles Buzot

Born: 13 Feb 1796 [24 pluviôse an IV], Paris, 11th arrondissement, son of Charles Buzot & Marguerite Briet
Married: 7 Oct 1830, Paris, 2nd arrondissement, to Louise-Geneviève Lombard
Died: 9 Jun 1853, Paris, 7th arrondissement
Buried: 11 Jun 1853, cimetière de l'Est/Père Lachaise
by blakstone
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Is this a French silver mark?
Replies: 9
Views: 4185

Re: Is this a French silver mark?

Pewter is well out of my area of expertise, but these appear to be 18th century Strasbourg pewter marks with the maker's mark (the stork with "LW") of Leonard Wehrlen II (fl. 1731-1784). But best get this into the hands of someone who knows these things better than I. Ref: Tardy, Les Poinc...
by blakstone
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help identify the brand
Replies: 6
Views: 2660

Re: Help identify the brand

The eagle on a key is the trademark of A. Collet & Cie. of Geneva, Switzerland, founded ca. 1890 and working well in to the 20th century.
by blakstone
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Gilt French spoon
Replies: 8
Views: 3714

Re: Gilt French spoon

I agree that the assay office code looks like "65", but in this cycle of marks (1819-1838), Hautes-Pyrénées was department 63; department 65 was Bas-Rhin and its assay office in Strasbourg. Unfortunately, I don't know of any references with Strasbourg makers after the very early 19th centu...
by blakstone
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Silver bowl with coin, Dutch marks?
Replies: 8
Views: 3277

Re: Silver bowl with coin, Dutch marks?

I think the marks are safely attributable to Gebr. Dingeldein of Hanau, which was founded by brothers Friedrich Otto (ca. 1838-1901) and Freidrich Wilhelm (ca. 1838-1910) Dingeldein. Friedrich Otto's son August Ernst Dingeldein (1874-1962) was their successor, and married Margarethe Kurz (1876-1947)...
by blakstone
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Cannot Identify Hallmarks on this plate
Replies: 2
Views: 2936

Re: Cannot Identify Hallmarks on this plate

I concur; specifically, they look like the Bordeaux Jurande/Communauté mark "H" for 1735-1738, the maker's mark "GT" with a star and crescent for Gabriel Tillet (Master 1703, d. 1757), and the charge mark "K" of 1734-1738. But, as JayT noted, the images of both the mark...
by blakstone
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Spoon maker with “rabbit” figural mark. Another Chenailler?
Replies: 5
Views: 3530

Re: Spoon maker with “rabbit” figural mark. Another Chenailler?

After a little more digging, I can confirm that silversmiths Bazile Chenailler (1779-1829) and Henri Louis Chenaillier (1811-1859) are in fact uncle and nephew. Henri Louis' father, also called Henri Louis Chenaillier (1782-1853), a merchant, was Bazile's brother.
by blakstone
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: FARREN, Thomas (Grimwade p.506)
Replies: 2
Views: 2624

Re: FARREN, Thomas (Grimwade p.506)

12 April 1680 Thomas Farren, son of John & Ann Farren, baptized in Tewkesbury parish, Tewkesbury, Goucestershire,
by blakstone
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Spoon maker with “rabbit” figural mark. Another Chenailler?
Replies: 5
Views: 3530

Re: Spoon maker with “rabbit” figural mark. Another Chenailler?

Correction: Bazile Chenaillier was born in 1779, not 1799. (Not many 8-year-olds registered silver marks.)
by blakstone
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Spoon maker with “rabbit” figural mark. Another Chenailler?
Replies: 5
Views: 3530

Re: Spoon maker with “rabbit” figural mark. Another Chenailler?

Yes, both marks are that of the silver spoonmaker Bazile Chenaillier. His first mark - BC with a hummingbird above and a thrush below – was entered on 17 Feb 1807, and the second – BC with a rabbit – was entered on 31 Aug 1824. Arminjon notes that the second mark might have been his small mark, whic...
by blakstone
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: 6 Teaspoons. Who is the maker?
Replies: 4
Views: 2763

Re: 6 Teaspoons. Who is the maker?

The patriarch and husband of the widow Jozan was: François Pamphile Jozan Born: 31 May 1786, Paris, son of Jean François Jozan & Genevieve Catherine Coltel Married: 16 Feb 1815, Maucourt-sur-Orne, Meuse, to Marie Anne Rittiez (1792-1861), daughter of Jean-Baptiste Rittiez & Agnes Barat Died:...
by blakstone
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: spoon, 18. cent
Replies: 4
Views: 2735

Re: spoon, 18. cent

That is correct; the eagle’s head here is the 1809 medium-sized provincial census mark, which makes sense as the other marks here were in use 1798-1809; the spoon was evidently presented for the mark census in 1809 order to avoid the required assay duty associated with the new marks. Assay Office nu...
by blakstone
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Fribourg maker EWH
Replies: 3
Views: 1678

Re: Fribourg maker EWH

Ernst-Wilhelm Hundeshagen (also Hundhagen, Hundshager, Hunzaguer etc.) who was born in Hesse-Kassel and granted privileges to work in Fribourg in 1740. De Vevey has very little other information, other than that his wife, Marie Lucie Köberlin, probably died in October 1798, and that he had three son...
by blakstone
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: What is this mark?
Replies: 4
Views: 2645

Re: What is this mark?

Oddly enough, I was just doing some research on Dannenberg, as I have a plain silver pen by him. This is what I found: Eduard Christian Philipp Dannenberg Born: 1 Jun 1838, Mitau, son of goldsmith Friedrich Philipp Dannenberg (1803 –1859) and Eleanore Emilie Groeger Married: Sep 1864, St. Trinias, R...

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