Traintime wrote:The Assay Master letter in mark 1 appears to be A (for Schaeffer) which would narrow the time frame...can you confirm that that visually? The maker would be mark 3, a concession number which seems indeterminate from the damage so far. Mark 2, Bottger, would be explained in the text header in the link...not the maker, but provided for him.
Traintime wrote:Bottger [rectangular cartouche] = the mark of "a master of the Hamburg guild" -> so, Yes a silversmith is expected for this name. But he did not do the actual work, only accepted it from the concessionaire...like subcontracting to a small shop.
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