I start to hate blurry images — maybe I should ignore from now on such questions for ever?
Just now again I’ve got a lesson, why Â»925-1000Â« in his history has started to ban questions without images — we should ban also blurry images, or still ignore that question.
Well, with the “manipulated” images it becomes imaginable that the former description of Â»ypcomchicÂ« was well a guideline, but not a very good one: Â» The back is stamped "Sterling" and then in a house-shaped cartouche it has Ste, then what looks like an anchor with a bird head facing left at top of anchor, then the capital letter F. Below that it is stamped 925/1000 (still inside the cartouche). Â«
The French Export marks, which I’ve seen until yet, were always in details not similar to them of the “normal” maker’s mark of the maker. That could be for reason of space — lozenges are different as an Â»obusÂ«. This Â»obusÂ« has also another, lower ‘roof’ as the former version. That signification is that makers with normally a maker’s mark in a horizontal lozenge could more or less fit well their mark’s details. But some body with a normally vertical oriented mark could be misinterpreted.
Just now it became first visible another important detail: The letter type!
Â»Saglier FrÃ¨resÂ« have an “Antique” letter type — from Â»adminÂ« Tom mentioned Â»SociÃ©tÃ© Parisienne de BijouterieÂ« has the same one!
Both have an anchor too!
The Â»Saglier FrÃ¨resÂ« mark I know from an image, could be well interpreted as Â»ypcomchicÂ« has done: Â»… an anchor with a bird head facing left at top of anchor …Â« I live here in a few meters distance from the Atlantic Ocean — the Gulls settle every where; why not becoming an symbolic additional element of a maker’s mark?
But the letters of the maker’s mark, Â»ypcomchicÂ« show here, are a “Sansserif” typeface = without serifs!
Well, the here shown letter F maybe could be a former, but now ruined letter P!?
That Â»Saglier FrÃ¨resÂ« with their broad range of products in Silver, as also in Plated, have never made jewellery?
But well, a company which name is Â»SociÃ©tÃ© Parisienne de BijouterieÂ« could be much more a candidate of being the owner of this maker’s mark — and also the maker of this bangle too.
Â»ypcomchicÂ« must learn to could live here with: The bangle is maybe made by Â»SociÃ©tÃ© Parisienne de BijouterieÂ« - and assayed in the time span of 13 January 1917 onwards.
Here is a similar description on Â»SociÃ©tÃ© Parisienne de BijouterieÂ«, as the former of Â»Saglier FrÃ¨resÂ«:
Author: SociÃ©tÃ© Parisienne de Bijouterie
Name(s): SociÃ©tÃ© Parisienne de Bijouterie
Profession: Factory of Jewellery
Symbols: an anchor
Number of warranty: C499
Number of prefecture: 11993
Date of inscription: 8 January 1902
Place of activity: 75 — Paris
Address of the workshops: 1st 78 rue de Turbigo; 2nd 7 rue de Normandie
Now a very brief remark on the production method:
The bangle isn’t cast — it’s rolled ‘flat’.
Kind regards silverport