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by Doos
Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Need help pinpointing date on dutch silver wedding spoon
Replies: 11
Views: 6290

Hi, Yes you understood correct. The marks were also struck on foreign objects and items that were not of the required fineness, so although one would suspect a town mark and a dateletter on the item that was not always the case. There are many other reasons why an item is not fully struck. Is there ...
by Doos
Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:14 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: 14kt white gold diamond/sapphire filigree link bracelet
Replies: 1
Views: 1940

Hi,

I would name that a-jour lace work rather than filligree.
Could you make a clearer image of the mark?
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by Doos
Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Need help pinpointing date on dutch silver wedding spoon
Replies: 11
Views: 6290

Hi, The crowned O is a tax mark and was struck in 1807 on old items. The dolphin (also tax mark) was struck between 1893 and 1906 on items that were un-assayed. The crowned O was not an assay mark, so the spoon was regarded as not assayed when it - apparently - returned on the marked around 1900. Ho...
by Doos
Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:04 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Identification help...tea strainer
Replies: 6
Views: 3771

Hi,

It is made by Hooykaas, Schoonhoven, The Netherlands, 1928.
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by Doos
Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:03 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Identification help...tea strainer
Replies: 6
Views: 3771

Hi,

This is probably Hooykaas.
There is an additional mark on the right bucket (left for the viewers); could you make a closeup of that?
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by Doos
Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:08 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Help needed to identify a heavy silver pendant?
Replies: 6
Views: 4585

Hi,

The woman in the portrait is probably Nanette Kaula, painted by Joseph Karl Stieler in 1829.

The style (of what is this? a button brooch?) fits in the 1830's, but there was no west Germany back then. So could be a remake with a print.

Hope that helped a bit,

Alain
by Doos
Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Help pls is lid of this jar silverplate? If so, from where?
Replies: 5
Views: 3124

Hi,

Van Kempen used both the separated as the joined letters.
The 85 is probably a weight indicator or an inventory number.
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by Doos
Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: British duty marks on jewellery
Replies: 5
Views: 2857

Hi, It seems that UK jewellery in general was exempt from compulsory hallmarking with the exemption of wedding and mourning rings prior to 1973. Any plain gold hoop was regarded as "wedding" ring at some point. Someone - not on this list - tentatively suggested a correlation between gold c...
by Doos
Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Second opinion
Replies: 2
Views: 1977

Hi,

Yes those are Dutch hallmarks, for export. The maker's mark is not among them, it should be somewhere else.
If the letter in the Minerva helmet is an M, then it is made in Schoonhpoven.
1920 is correct.

Hope that helped,

Alain
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by Doos
Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th Century spoon mystery
Replies: 8
Views: 7053

Hi, The castle (town gate tower) looks a bit like the town mark of Alkmaar, Netherlands - or the mark of Middelburg during the reign of the Louis Napoleon (1806-1810). The rest of the marks do not add up to that though, especially not the crowned letter. The striking of the town mark twice is typica...
by Doos
Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: British duty marks on jewellery
Replies: 5
Views: 2857

Thanks Trev,

Makes sense.

Alain
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by Doos
Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: British duty marks on jewellery
Replies: 5
Views: 2857

British duty marks on jewellery

Hi,

I found a phrase on google books where it says that the duty mark is not struck on jewellery, except on mourning rings. Am I reading that correct? And why would mourning rings not be exempt?

Thanks,

Alain
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by Doos
Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Need hallmark WL in shield identified
Replies: 2
Views: 1949

Hi,

It is the maker's mark of Walter Lampl, NY, NY. Active in the 30's through 50's as "Manufacturers of gold and silver semi-precious stone set costume jewelry; platinum and gold Waldemar and sautoir chains".

Hope that helped,

Alain
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by Doos
Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:38 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch Silver Inkwell / Desk Set
Replies: 6
Views: 3678

Hi,

Hard to see but could the lozenge shaped marks be the Dutch swords for small silver articles?
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by Doos
Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:47 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: gotta love this
Replies: 2
Views: 1966

Hi,

Nice.
Seems like they could have needed the internet back then.
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by Doos
Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:38 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch Silver Inkwell / Desk Set
Replies: 6
Views: 3678

Hi, It is made by J.M. van Kempen and Son, Voorschoten, The Netherlands (1858 - 1924). It is 833/000 silver and assayed in The Hague (the c in the minerva mark). The date letter can be either the c of 1862 or the t of 1878 .. could you make a full frontal image of that one? Which strange lozenge mar...
by Doos
Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Antique Silver? Windmill Brooch - Need help with makers mark
Replies: 2
Views: 3173

Hi,

J.A. Hooykaas, Schoonhoven, The Netherlands, 1917-1957.
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by Doos
Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:32 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Lady Figure Salt Shaker only mark "HH"
Replies: 5
Views: 3958

Hi, The marks for Hooijkaas and Hartman are almost identical for some odd reason. Maybe if you send the image to Hooijkaas, they might have something in their records. The 19th century sword is almost identical to the later one, hard to see in the image. Which could still include both of these maker...
by Doos
Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Lady Figure Salt Shaker only mark "HH"
Replies: 5
Views: 3958

Hi,

HH could be Hooijkaas, but there really should be some other marks on it. Maybe if you open the shaker .. on the rim.
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by Doos
Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Help needed marks on German Fountain pen
Replies: 2
Views: 2506

Hi,

The sword is the Dutch hallmark for small silver articles after 1955. The mark in the rectangle is the mark of a Dutch importer (whose name I can't find). You can recognize the marks of Dutch importers by the + sign.

Hope that helped,

Alain
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