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by Agman
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Mystery 18th c French (colonial?) bowl
Replies: 8
Views: 6373

Re: Mystery 18th c French (colonial?) bowl

Here's a bowl sold by Christie's. It's the exact dimensions as mine (6.5 inches diameter), very similar proportions, and very similar handles. But described as Geneva, mid-17th century, maker's mark ID over B crowned, double struck. https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/ethandc/christies%20bowl%20a...
by Agman
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Mystery 18th c French (colonial?) bowl
Replies: 8
Views: 6373

Re: Mystery 18th c French (colonial?) bowl

Interesting, Jörg ... I found a coffeepot described as Alquier's by a knowledgable dealer on the big online website. Like mine, it is struck twice with maker's mark only. The marks are more worn than on mine, they appear very close to mine although not exactly so if you look carefully. Here they are...
by Agman
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch spoon? 17th c or fake?
Replies: 10
Views: 6567

Re: Dutch spoon? 17th c or fake?

Thank you so much, Peter. The spoon looks genuine to you from its style, construction, patina?
by Agman
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch spoon? 17th c or fake?
Replies: 10
Views: 6567

Re: Dutch spoon? 17th c or fake?

I found several references online to a Groningen silversmith named Bastiaen Dentick, working 1669-1696. The initials match ... could he be my man? Unfortunately I can find no photo of his mark online, but it's apparently in Citroen, Karel, "Dutch goldsmiths' and silversmiths' marks and names pr...
by Agman
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch spoon? 17th c or fake?
Replies: 10
Views: 6567

Re: Dutch spoon? 17th c or fake?

I've been told elsewhere that this is possibly Groningen 1669/70. Real or fake?
by Agman
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch spoon? 17th c or fake?
Replies: 10
Views: 6567

Dutch spoon? 17th c or fake?

(MODERATOR: I originally posted this in the German section but I have been told it's likely Dutch. Feel free to delete my other post.) Dear experts on early European silver -- your opinions, please. I bought this unidentified silver spoon on a hunch that it was genuine 17th-century European (German?...
by Agman
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Mystery 18th c French (colonial?) bowl
Replies: 8
Views: 6373

Re: Mystery 18th c French (colonial?) bowl

Thank you, Jörg. "Weltliches Silber" is in the library I use, and I'll check the mark against it.

The only thing I wonder is whether the style of the bowl might be too crude for Geneva.
by Agman
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Mystery 18th c French (colonial?) bowl
Replies: 8
Views: 6373

Mystery 18th c French (colonial?) bowl

I'd be grateful for any theories as to date, maker, form. It appears 18th-century French ... possibly provincial but possibly from one of the French colonies in America or elsewhere? No marks except the maker's mark -- IPA crowned -- struck twice. Is the form a type of brandy bowl or primitive wine ...
by Agman
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Marks on French sauceboat?
Replies: 0
Views: 4025

Marks on French sauceboat?

Anyone know the maker of this French Empire revival silverplate sauceboat, probably c. 1890-1910? It looks to me like LEVNA[?]. https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/ethandc/French%20sauceboat%201.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/ethandc/French%20sauceboat%20marks.jpg
by Agman
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Salts 1798-1809 -- maker?
Replies: 2
Views: 2822

Re: Salts 1798-1809 -- maker?

Thank you so much. I’m incredibly grateful for your help. Now all I need are replacement blue glass inserts for the pair of salts. Mark of Christophe-Philip Vahland. Mark entered 1810. 20 cour de Harlay, Paris (1812) 14 quai des Orfèvres, Paris (1822) N° de garantie : 1270 N° de préfecture : - Chris...
by Agman
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Confusing hallmarks on a silver wine taster
Replies: 19
Views: 6561

Re: Confusing hallmarks on a silver wine taster

I collect early French silver and own dozens of pieces from the 18th century and turn of the 19th century. I am quite certain that these are genuine marks, not fantasy. The patina and color are also good… Everything about it is correct. What we are looking at is a piece that was repeatedly re-assaye...
by Agman
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Salts 1798-1809 -- maker?
Replies: 2
Views: 2822

Salts 1798-1809 -- maker?

This is a pair of salts marked for Paris, 1798-1809, maker's mark CJV? I'd be grateful for help identifying the silversmith. The second letter might not be a J, but I'm pretty sure about the C and V (see pics). http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/ethandc/Paris%20salts%201.jpg http://img.photobucke...
by Agman
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: 18th-century "PR" mark (American?) on spoons
Replies: 0
Views: 1981

18th-century "PR" mark (American?) on spoons

For years I've been puzzling over this handsome pair of 18th-century tablespoons marked "PR" twice in a rectangle. I'm pretty certain it's not that famous "PR," since I've never seen this particular mark attributed to Paul Revere. However, the style of the spoons with their uptur...
by Agman
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Re: c. 1720 silver-mounted teacup
Replies: 1
Views: 2002

Re: c. 1720 silver-mounted teacup

I need fresh eyes on the hallmarks of this new purchase: a rare Chinese porcelain teacup and saucer with French silver mount, c. 1700-1730. It's in the style known as Regence (not to be confused with English Regency) and the face masks on the pierced strapwork supports are an especially interesting ...
by Agman
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: 18th Century snuff box
Replies: 5
Views: 2440

Re: 18th Century snuff box

Unfortunately, those marks are fake. Eagle's head would be the discharge mark for Paris, 1780s, but among other problems it's much too large – it should be tiny compared to the maker's mark and date mark.
by Agman
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help with makers mark, French silver tray
Replies: 4
Views: 1905

Re: Help with makers mark, French silver tray

Actually, those are fake 18th-century French marks of a type that is unfortunately all too frequently seen. Your item was most likely made in Hanau, Germany, around 1900.

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