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Hamburg table spoons?

Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:00 am
by janwh
recently I acquired some tablespoons; according to the seller they were Hamburg 18th century, but I doubt that; can somebody help me?



Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:04 pm
by frenchie_myriam
Dear Janwh

The crowned E is the french guaranty hallmark in use in Paris between 1809 and 1819 showing that the item was from foreign origin. Regarding the middle hallmark I cannot really figure out exactly what it is. AZ for me is the maker's mark.

Hope this has helped.

best regards

Hamburg table spoons?

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:56 am
by janwh
Dear Myriam,

Many thanks for your answer. Maybe somebody recognizes the middle mark too!


Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 8:22 am
by Gweaneth
Dear Janwh,

the middle mark is indeed the mark of Hamburg. It´s the three tower
and gate mark but he´s a bit messed up ;)

The first mark is the mark of France that the object is imported to France from another country. It´s a guarantee mark that the object really is made of silver.
The third mark is the makers mark, but I don´t know who the mark belongs to. sorry.

Best regards,

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 9:19 am
by Bahner
Dear janwh, there is only one known Hamburg goldsmith who used the 'AZ' in a rectangle: August Heinrich Friederich Zwicker. He was born around 1770 and died in June 1832. He was active in Hamburg since around 1802 until his death. Maybe he is the guy. Best wishes, Bahner