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by Doos
Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:19 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help Dutch? Fishing Boy Salt (?,?,Sword)
Replies: 2
Views: 2830

Hi,

Those are not Dutch hallmarks.
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by Doos
Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Hallmark with Key and Lion HH, and minerva helmet with 'm'.
Replies: 1
Views: 2189

Hi,

Made in 1948 by Hooykaas in Schoonhoven.

Hope that helped,

Alain
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by Doos
Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 1905 Figural Spoon Maker?
Replies: 2
Views: 2431

Hi, It looks like the dateletter of 1905 indeed. The "H" is most likely a pseudo dateletter. The MC is a documented pseudo maker's mark (used on spoons in Schoonhoven and Groningen). The maker's mark N2 is that of Brothers Niekerk while they were in Groningen (1902-1927) .. they also had a...
by Doos
Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:06 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What-is-it question CXXX.
Replies: 2
Views: 2402

Hi,

It is his Amity cup.
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by Doos
Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:32 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Maker of Dutch Silver Snuff Box?
Replies: 2
Views: 2955

Hi,

You were not so far off. It is Vos & Co., Haarlem 1915-1919. Vos, Schoorl and their different associates made many items in this style.
The item was essayed in Amsterdam.
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by Doos
Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:26 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Maker of Another Dutch Silver Snuff Box?
Replies: 2
Views: 2954

Hi,

It is the maker's mark of Brothers Moerkerk & Co. & Turnhout, Haarlem, 1919-1923. They had to essay in Amsterdam.
The dateletter is probably the K of 1920.
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by Doos
Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:40 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: open salt female head in circle hallmark who and where
Replies: 4
Views: 2811

Hi,

Most probably the Dutch minerva head indeed. The 800 mark could indicate that it was manufactured in Germany and imported in The Netherlands. Look for the other marks as Tom suggested.
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by Doos
Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:51 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Tastevin Markings
Replies: 8
Views: 5707

Hi,

Those are hallmarks following the Vienna convention, so relative recent.
If you post a clearer photo, we might extract more info.

Hope that helped.
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by Doos
Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:57 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: 18th. Century London Figural spoons?
Replies: 4
Views: 2339

Hi,

The V in the second image means that it has been imported into the Netherlands between 1906 and 1953, which matches your location.
by Doos
Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Age of Sweetbread Basket
Replies: 5
Views: 3390

Hi,

Yes they probably were meant for each other, just offered as two items for assaying. Then combined.
Maybe I should have said "after" instead of "later".
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by Doos
Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Real or Hanau?
Replies: 14
Views: 8645

Hi,

It looks like Schoonhoven to me as well. The Dateletter is the G from 1891 (it is shown upside down) .. resembles the O of 1898.
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by Doos
Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:18 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Need help for identifying origin and maker of this spoon
Replies: 6
Views: 5970

Hi, It is actually a flask (the flask of Willibrord) that is depicted - after an old legend. It has been used since at least the 16th century until the early 19th. I have seen a few variations of the mark, and some come close to yours, but there is no match. I also found a pseudo mark from the 19th ...
by Doos
Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Age of Sweetbread Basket
Replies: 5
Views: 3390

Hi Keith,

The R is the dateletter of 1901 and the sword is a silver mark for small article, so the handle was probably assayed separate and riveted on the basket later.
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by Doos
Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Age of Sweetbread Basket
Replies: 5
Views: 3390

Hi,

It is at least post 1814, hard to see if the numerical below the lion is arabic or latin. There really should also be a dateletter and maker's mark on it.
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by Doos
Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Need help for identifying origin and maker of this spoon
Replies: 6
Views: 5970

Hi,

ND is indeed most probably the maker's mark, but very little is known about Vlissingen.
This type of spoon was popular in the 17th century and they were made again at the end of the 19th century. Nice spoon and rare marks.
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by Doos
Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:12 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Chinese silver mystery object
Replies: 14
Views: 6162

Hi,

Maybe it was a memento mori type case. Hair was also used in European jewelry in the late 1700's through the 19th century.
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by Doos
Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What-is-it question CXVII
Replies: 6
Views: 3234

I can't quite imagine a baby using this though.


Hi,

For infants you have to reverse it to become a funnel à la foie gras feeder.
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by Doos
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:38 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: how to research a silver mark
Replies: 7
Views: 3715

Hi, Maybe to not start seeing things one wants to see. For heirlooms: check provenance of the item (where was grandma born, did he/she travel a lot, did it come from a wealthy descend etc.) People also tend to think the item is older than it is ("been in the family since I can remember" is...
by Doos
Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:18 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 2nd Silver Box Markings?
Replies: 2
Views: 2811

Hi,

Not Dutch.
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by Doos
Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: help on hallmark id.
Replies: 4
Views: 4792

Hi,

Given the latest info I think it would be a call between Cairo and Beni Souef.
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