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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

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TETARD

Paris


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Tetard - Paris - 1929

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:45 am

CLÉMENT-ISIDORE BOUCHER

Beaumont sur Oise, Paris


An example of the work and mark of Clément-Isidore Boucher:


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CIB

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Member JayT wrote:

Your skewers or hâtelets were made by Clément-Isidore Boucher. These could be meat or game bird skewers depending on length.
Boucher had a somewhat unusual trajectory: rather than doing a standard apprenticeship, on 21 April 1784 he applied to become a master in Beaumont sur Oise with letters patent, despite opposition from the masters in nearby Senlis. On 15 May 1784 he went on to make a masterpiece (a spoon and fork or un couvert) in Paris at the shop of Jean-Baptiste Carnay, in the presence of Jean Augustin Varlet. Sponsored by Carnay, he then registered again in Beaumont with the mark of CIB with a dolphin as symbol. Thus Boucher became a master silversmith through the back door so to speak. Undoubtedly money or favour changed hands. Beaumont sur Oise is north of Paris in the greater Paris region.

See Nocq, v. 1, p. 159.

The silver standard for Paris in Pre-Revolutionary times was 11 deniers, 12 grains with a 7% tolerance in variation, or 957 standard, plus or minus 7%, usually stated as 950 standard silver.

See Tardy, p.118-119.

The poinçon de jurande of a crowned P with a number below the crown, used from 1784-1789, indicates the year, in this case 1788 as seen by the number 88.

The charge mark of capital A in a circular reserve with chequered border was used from 23 February 1789 to 26 November 1792 under the tax collector Jean-François Kalandrin. A number in the reserve, either between the legs or on either side of the A indicates the year. I can’t make out the number in your photo. Six should indicate 1789.

The discharge mark of an oak or vine leaf in a circular reserve also indicates the year, by a number to the right of the leaf. 1789 should be number 6.

There must be concordance between the date letter, charge and discharge marks. In particular it would not be logical that the discharge mark, showing that tax had been paid, pre-dates the charge mark, which indicates tax had been charged. It appears that the skewers were made in 1788, but tax was charged early in 1789.


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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:14 am

FOUQUET-LAPAR

Paris


Some designs by Fouquet-Lapar from 1929:

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Fouquet-Lapar - Paris - 1929

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:42 pm

FABRIQUES GABRIEL GAY

1-3 rue Montorge, Grenoble


An image of the marks of Fabriques Gabriel Gay, known to have been working in the 1920's:

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:22 am

HÉNIN

Paris


Some designs by Hénin from 1929:

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Henin - Paris - 1929

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:57 am

A. JANESICH

19 rue de la Paix, Paris and Vichy and Monte-Carlo


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A. Janesich - Paris - 1920

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A. Janesich - Paris - 1920

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:59 am

ROUSSEL

Paris


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Roussel - Paris - 1929

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:25 am

JEAN AUGUSTE BEREL

24 rue des Fossés-St-Germain, Paris


An example of the work and mark of Jean Auguste Berel:


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Member JayT wrote:

Your coffee pot in the Neoclassical style was made in Paris of 950 standard silver as seen by the silver standard mark of a walking cock in an octagonal reserve with a border, and the guarantee mark of a Minerva head facing right in a circular reserve. These marks were in use 1809-1819.
The maker was J.A. Berel, hollowware maker, working at 24 rue des Fossés-St-Germain. He registered his mark 1810-1811. No end date is given, but there is mention of him in the Almanach Azur until 1822. Berel was the successor of Marie-Joseph-Gabriel Genu’s widow, working at the same address until 1811.

See Arminjon, v. 1, no. 01503, p. 171, and no. 02652, p. 267.

Marie-Joseph-Gabriel Genu descended from a long line of silversmiths, going back to Claude Genu (registered 1715), Jean-François Genu (1754) and Jean-Claude Genu (1766), who eventually established himself in Saint Petersburg in 1785. His son, Marie-Joseph-Gabriel had been a well-known maker of quality silver (la belle argenterie) in pre-Revolutionary times. He registered his mark on 31 December 1788, and is listed as active until 1806. MJG Genu was a supplier to Martin-Guillaume Biennais, Napoleon’s silversmith.

See Nocq, v. II, p. 232-233.



Member blakstone wrote:

I found only two contemporaneous civil records mentioning J.A. Berel - as a declarant at his brother's marriage in 1803 and his mother's death in 1819 - but they did offer some interesting information. His full name was Jean Auguste Berel, and he was born in Paris around 1781, the son of Marin Jacques Berel and Anne Madeleine Genu (1753-1819). His mother was the daughter of Jean François Genu and sister of Marie Joseph Gabriel Genu (ca. 1763-1810), two Genu silversmiths mentioned by JayT.

As Berel's father Marin Jacques Berel, uncle Jacques Berel (1753-1837) and brother Jean Jacques Marie Berel (1778-1852) were all tailors or haberdashers, it likely then that younger brother Jean Auguste was selected to follow his uncle Marie Joseph Gabriel Genu as a silversmith; he is listed as "Berel neveu" under silversmiths in the 1817 Paris Directory.

It is worth noting that uncle Jacques Berel also married a Genu - Marie Marguerite Genu, daughter of silversmith Jean Claude Genu and Marie Françoise Bouchard - so the Berel and Genu families were evidently well-connected.


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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:24 am

LAMARCHE

11 Boulevard de la Madeleine, Paris


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Lamarche - Paris - 1873

Vinit, successor.

Furnisher to the British Embassy.

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:35 am

RISLER

Paris


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Risler - Paris - 1929

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

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CLAUDE LOUIS JONQUOY

Paris


An example of the work and mark of Claude Louis Jonquoy:

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CJ


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Claude Louis Jonquoy

Born: 8 Oct 1788, Paris, son of Claude Jonquoy & Marie Victoire Nicole Escur
Married: 15 Mar 1813, to Marie Madeleine Boissard
Died: 12 Mar 1861, Paris

He was a silversmith specializing in snuffboxes, and registered six marks between 1818/19 and 1846, the last being cancelled on 2 Feb 1849, when he retired and was succeeded by Edme Picard. His mark was CJ with a crown and one crescent above and two below (changing to two above and one below in 1846.)

Of (perhaps ghoulish) interest is that his father, Claude Jonquoy, a tablettiere, was a victim of the Terror, guillotined on 28 thermidor an II [14 Aug 1794].

Ref: Arminjon I:709


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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:59 am

PUIFORCAT

Paris


Some designs by Puiforcat from 1929:

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Puiforcat - Paris - 1929

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:54 am

MARGUY

5, Rue Fontaine, Paris


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Marguy - Paris - 1925

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:07 am

FRANÇOIS-JOSEPH MERESSE

100 rue de la Verrerie, Paris


An example of the work and mark of François-Joseph Meresse:


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FJ/M

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François-Joseph Meresse, a buckle maker (la boucle) working in Paris at 100 rue de la Verrerie. He registered his mark FJM, symbol a fly (une mouche) in 1798. No end date is given.

See Arminjon, v. I, no. 01152, p. 142.

In addition to the maker’s mark you have the silver standard mark of a cock in an octagonal reserve for 950 silver, and a guarantee mark of a man’s head in a circular reserve, both for Paris, in use from 1798-1809. The mark to the right of the maker’s mark is a silver standard mark used for 1 year in 1797. It is a wolf head in an oval reserve with the number 1 above the snout for 950 standard silver. It was superfluous for the maker to use this mark in addition to the cock mark, but the marking system was a bit inconsistent during the Revolutionary period. This is a fairly rare mark, and I’m happy to see it.



Member blakstone wrote:

François Joseph Meresse. He appears in the Paris citizen's registers of 1792 and 1793 as a silversmith, age 29 in both, and at 64 rue Quincampoix 64 and 55 Rue de Ponceau, respectively. He states that he was born in Cambrai, Nord (ca. 1763/64, based on his age, though I could find no corresponding baptismal record) and came to Paris in 1784. I also found an entry for him in a Paris marriage index (the actual record not surviving) to Marie Catherine Christophe on 22 brumaire an III [12 Nov 1794].

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:57 am

ANTOINE (ETIENNE) COURTELLEMONT

5 rue de Harlay , Paris


An example of the work and mark of Etienne Antoine Courtellemont:


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Member blakstone wrote:

The marks is that of:

Etienne Antoine Courtellemont

Born: 19 Aug 1795 [23 fructidor an III], St. Saveur sur Ecole, Seine et Marne, son of Simon Spire Courtellemont & Marguerite Angelique LeBetz
Married: 3 Nov 1835, Paris, to Marie Anne Cecille, daughter of Jean Louis Cecille & Jeanne Dauger
Died: 10 Mar 1886, Paris

It was registered at 5 rue de Harlay on 11 Apr 1834, and cancelled on 8 Oct 1840; he was a maker of silver hollowware. As he lived over 40 years after the mark was cancelled and was only 45 at the time, I believe he must have gone in to some other trade, but I found no reference to what that might have been. He and his wife had three daughters.

See Arminjon I:00446 [Note: Arminjon gives his name as "Antoine Etienne", but both his birth and death certificate say "Etienne Antoine"]


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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:05 pm

RAVINET & D'ENFERT

Paris


Some designs by Ravinet & D'Enfert from 1929:

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Ravinet & D'Enfert - Paris - 1929

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:40 pm

FIC BOUCHERON

26, Place Vendôme, Paris


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Fic Boucheron - Paris - 1893

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

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CHARLES ANTOINE BLERZY

10 Place Thionville, Paris


An example of the work and mark of Charles Antoine Blerzy:

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Member blakstone wrote:

The maker is Charles Antoine Blerzy. Arminjon (v. I, no. 571) has very little information on him, just that he registered his mark 1799/1800 at 10 Place Thionville as a maker of "la grosserie" (a plateworker, essentially, as opposed to a maker of flatware or smallware, though there was, of course, much crossover). My research has been similarly paltry: all I could find is that he was born in Paris around 1769, the son of gilder Jean Baptiste Blerzy and his wife Anne Francoise Elisabeth Baudry, and was a member of the Blerzy family of silversmiths and jewelers, which included his uncle Joseph Etienne Blerzy (1735-1821; master 1768) [Arminjon I: 1741] and cousins Philippe Blerzy [Arminjon I: 2842] and Etienne Lucien Blerzy [Arminjon I: 977]

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:21 am

PAULETTE LAUBIE

53 rue de Sèvres, Paris


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Paulette Laubie - Paris - 1968

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

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GEORGES NATTAN FILS

16 rue de Grammont, Paris and Bloomsbury Square, London


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Georges Nattan Fils - Paris - 1877

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