Tobacco/Snuff Box Maker and Approximate Date Please

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emptguy
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Tobacco/Snuff Box Maker and Approximate Date Please

Postby emptguy » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:01 pm

Hello forum.

I would appreciate if anyone could identify a maker if possible and maybe city and/or a date range when this was made. The box is around 8.5 cm wide .

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The marks are, from left to right, the quality mark 800, the Crescent Moon and Crown, A Unicorn and finally C Delta R.

Thank you in advance.

Ian T

AG2012
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Re: Tobacco/Snuff Box Maker and Approximate Date Please

Postby AG2012 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:47 am

Hi,
The unicorn mark of Gebrüder Kühn.Schwäbisch Gmünd.
https://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_marks_a1884_5.html
Founded in 1860 by Johann Stanislaus Nepomuk Kühn. His sons Emil and Gustav Kühn succeeded as Gebrüder Kühn. In 1914 a third generation takes over the business: Max Kühn and Gustav Kühn jr.
C Delta R could be a retailer.There is vice versa possibility (Gebrüder Kühn being retailers) but less likely.
Regards

emptguy
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Re: Tobacco/Snuff Box Maker and Approximate Date Please

Postby emptguy » Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:29 am

Thank you AG.

I did find an image of the Unicorn mark and thought maybe the C Delta R was more specific. Hadn't considered a retailer.

Thanks again.

Ian T


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