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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue May 07, 2019 1:52 am

JEAN LUCIEN FERRY

156 rue Faubourg St. Martin, Paris


An example of the work and mark of Jean Lucien Ferry:

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Member JayT wrote: Accordng to the Mercury head mark, your object was made after 1878, and the style of the inkstand is certainly late 19th century.

Member blakstone wrote:

Jean Lucien Ferry

Born: 16 Mar 1855, Paris, 2nd arrondissement, son of Jean Emile Ferry, spur maker, and Leonie Augustine Courtois
Married: 5 May 1882, Paris, 1st arrondissement, to Jenny Buissot
Died: after 1910

He is first listed as a manufacturing silversmith in the Paris directory of 1878 at 156 rue Faubourg St. Martin, and a later listing gives that year as the foundation of his manufactory. He sold the company on 1 Nov 1893 to Armand Gross, who the day before had registered a mark - with the same winged wheel - at the Faubourg St. Martin address. (Gross had earlier been on rue du Temple). So JayT is spot-on in the dating: 1878-1893. By 1922, Olier & Caron were advertising that they had acquired the patterns and dies of Ferry and his successor Gross.

I could not find a death record for Ferry, but it was after 15 Jan 1910, when he acknowledged receipt of his medal as Chevalier of the Legion of Honor for his service as Squadron Leader of the Territorial Group of the 13th Artillery Regiment. His service records show that throughout his ownership of the silver manufactory, he was a reserve artilleryman and, after selling his shop in 1893, he served another sixteen years as Captain of the 19th and 12th and Squadron Leader of the 13th Artillery. He was living in Vincennes (in the eastern suburbs of Paris) at the time of the honor, but (as I say) I could not find any death record for him there.


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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

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CHARLES GIRARD

57 Rue de Turbigo, Paris


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Ch. Girard - Paris - 1924

Charles Girard entered his mark 'CG' on the 28th May 1918.

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

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GEORGE

28 Boulevard des Italiens, Paris


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George - Paris - 1898

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:28 am

OREUM

68 rue de la Chaussée d' Antin, Paris


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Oreum - Paris - 1927

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:24 am

LADOUCETTE & GARVARD

17, rue Phélippeaux, Paris


An example of the mark of the partnership of Jules Ladoucette and Pierre Garvard:

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

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JOSEPH CHAUMET

12, Place Vendôme, Paris and 154, New Bond Street, later, 22, Bruton Street, London and 730, Fifth Avenue, New York


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J. Chaumet - Paris - 1918

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Chaumet & Cie. - London - 1935

Established in 1780.

The firm entered their mark, 'JC', contained within a lozenge-shaped punch, with the London Assay Office on the 10th June 1905.

See: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=51196&p=158486

and: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=48014&p=144237

and: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=38553&p=105197

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:06 am

HIRSCH

Rue de la Victoire, Paris


PARIS JEWEL FRAUDS

Warrants have been issued, says a Paris correspondent, for the arrest of two jewellers, the brothers Hirsch, who carried on business in the Rue de la Victoire, and are now missing. They are alleged to have pawned in London and Paris large quantities of jewellery sold to them on credit. They also disposed of the pawntickets, nearly one hundred of which have been discovered in Paris. The total value of the goods thus pawned is 3,000,000f.


Source: The Welsh Gazette - 19th June 1902

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:09 am

ERNEST BURNET

4 rue du Marché-aux-Fleurs, Paris


An example of the work and mark of Ernest Burnet:

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Member Zilver2 wrote:

Makers mark of Ernest Burnet, active at 4 rue du Marché-aux-Fleurs, Paris (1855-1856).
N° de garantie : 6004
N° de préfecture : 6192
Symbol : a spoon between two crescents (une cuillère entre deux croissants)


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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:31 pm

PIERRE- HYACINTHE LANGLOIS

64 rue St. Martin, later, 57 rue du Temple, Paris


An example of the work and mark of Pierre-Hyacinthe Langlois:

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Member JayT wrote:

In looking at Arminjon, v. I, no. 02974, p. 294, there is the mark of a buckle maker that looks like your man, Pierre-Hyacinthe Langlois. His mark was the initials PH over L with a star above and a duck over the star. Langlois started under the ancien régime in Melun on 15 July 1778, then transferred to St-Denis outside Paris in 1780. By 1803-04 he was in Paris at 64 rue St-Martin, where presumably he registered this mark, and at 57 rue du Temple in 1815. No end date is given.

Nocq, v. 3, p. 31-32, tells us more about the early life and career of Pierre-Hyacinthe Langlois. He was born in 1756 in Pontoise, and on 22 February 1769 apprenticed at age 13 to his father, Hyacinthe Langlois. Hyacinthe was himself the son and grandson of silversmiths, so Pierre-Hyacinthe came from a long line in the trade. In 1778 he registered a mark in Melun: crowned fleur de lys, two grains, PHL, a small rose. On 1 February 1780 he was authorized to move to St-Denis to take over from the silversmith J.-B. Bouton.

References:
Arminjon, Catherine et al. Dictionnaire des poinçons de fabricants d’ouvrages d’or er d’argent de Paris et de la Seine. v. I, 1798-1838, v. II, 1838-1875. Paris, Imprimerie nationale, 1991 and 1994.

Nocq, Henri. Le poinçon de Paris, v. 1-5. Paris, Floury, 1926.


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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:09 pm

PIERRE-JOSEPH DEHANNE

28 rue des Marmousets, Paris


An example of the work and mark of Pierre-Joseph Dehanne:

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Member JayT wrote:

Your spoons were made in Paris 1809-19, of 950 standard silver, as shown by the silver standard mark of a cock facing right in an octagonal reserve with a border, and a guarantee mark of a Minerva head facing right in a circular reserve.
The maker was Pierre-Joseph Dehanne, flatware maker, working at 28 rue des Marmousets. Dehanne registered this mark in 1798-99, but he also had been a maker in pre-Revolutionary times. No end date of his activity is given, but he appeared in the Almanach Azur until 1822.

See Arminjon, v. I, no. 00871, p. 118.

During the ancien régime, Dehanne registered his mark on 21 December 1785 at the age of 34: initials PJD under a crowned fleur de lys, two grains and a cock as symbol.

See Nocq, v. II, p. 26.

The pattern is called Filet or Thread. You have a personalization of initials under the coronet of a marquis.


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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:02 am

R. RUDIN

11, Avenue de la Victoire, Nice


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R. Rudin - Nice - 1927

Formerly with Tiffany & Co.

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:29 am

OCTAVE MELLORIO (MELLEORIO)

Paris


Absconder Mellorio Caught

London, March 5,—The police discovered in a lodging house Octave Mellorio, the Paris jeweler who absconded from that city with 875,000 francs.


Source: Evening Journal - 5th March 1892


STOLE 875,000 FRANCS

A Paris Jeweler Absconds and is Captured in London

London, March 4.—Last month Octave Melleorio, a prominent jeweler of Paris, absconded from that city after robbing the safe of the firm of which his father had been a member of 875,000 francs. He was traced to Bayswater, London, today, where he was arrested. The police searched his lodgings and found concealed under the floor the sum of 375,000 francs.


Source: Portland Daily Press - 5th March 1892

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

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H. CHAMBAT

67, Avenue Marechal Foch, Lyon


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H. Chambat - Lyon - 1953

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:44 am

MAISON OSTERTAG

16 Place Vendôme, Paris


The daring of the modern jewel thief is illustrated in the latest coup in Paris in which the well-known jewelry shop of Ostertag's in the Place Vendome was entered in broad daylight and two jewelry clerks so badly injured by revolver fire that one may die. Three stylishly dressed men were concerned in the robbery. One struck the nearest clerk on the head with an iron bar. As his staff companion rushed to his aid the latter was shot in the stomach and again in the back as he spun round in his agony. Although a policeman passed the shop almost at the moment of the robbery he heard nothing suspicious. No arrests by the police have been reported so far.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 20th February 1924

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:17 am

MONTET & Cie

5, Rue Childebert, Lyon


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Montet & Cie - Lyon - 1955

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:20 pm

JACQUES-ANTOINE SENARD

Dole


An example of the work and mark of Jacques-Antoine Senard:

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Member blakstone wrote:

Jacques-Antoine Senard, born 21 Nov 1746 in Dole. Apprenticed 1767-1773 to Pierre-Ignace-Joachim Thiebaud in Salins, master 7 Jul 1773 in Lons-le-Saunier and 9 Sep 1782 in Dole. He was the warden of the Dole guild 8 Dec 1783 to 11 Jan 1785.

The date letter “Z” here was used from 21 Feb 1788 to 23 Jan 1789 (by Dole warden Joseph Hubert). Dole was under the jurisdiction of the Besancon mint, hence that city’s mark.

There is no record of Senard's death, but a Claude-Antoine Senard, likely his brother, died in Dole on 16 May 1805, age 64.

Ref: Solange Brault-Lerch, Les orfevres de Franche-Comte et de la principaute de Montbeliard (Geneva: Librairie Droz, 1976), pp. 474-475


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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:21 pm

CHARVET

48, rue de l'Hotel-de-Ville, Lyon


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Charvet - Lyon - 1955

Established in 1852.

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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:55 pm

J.L. VARIN

22, rue des Fossés-Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois, later, 12, rue des Marmousets, Paris


An example of the work and mark of J.L. Varin:

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Member JayT wrote:

J.L. Varin, maker of table decorations (garniture de table), and travel toilet cases (nécessaires). He registered his mark twice, once in 1814-15, and once in 1817. No end date is given.
Varin worked in Paris. He was at 22, rue des Fossés-Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois in 1816, and 12, rue des Marmousets in 1818. Therefore your objects could have been made at either address, during a fairly narrow timeframe: sometime between 1814 (date Varin mark registered) and 1819 (end date for this 800 standard silver mark).

See Arminjon, v. I, no. 01961, p.209.


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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:23 pm

LOUIS-CHARLES-SIMON LETERNE (LETERME)

78, rue Montmartre, Paris


An example of the work and mark of Louis-Charles-Simon Leterne:

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Member JayT wrote: Louis-Charles-Simon Leterne (also Leterme), a jeweller working in Paris at 78, rue Montmartre was the maker. His symbol was a highway marker (une borne). Leterne registered his mark on 19 July 1871. No end date is given.

See Arminjon, v. II, no. 03694, p. 333.


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Re: Some French Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:42 pm

PIERRE-NICOLAS SOMMÉ

rue St. Eloi, Paris


An example of the work and mark of Pierre-Nicolas Sommé :

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Member JayT wrote: Your ladle was made by Pierre-Nicolas Sommé in Paris in 1788. You have Sommé’s second mark of a crowned fleur-de-lys, two grains, initials PNS, and a hand holding a bunch of laurel leaves. Sommé had a long, distinguished career. Apprenticed in 1747 to Edme-Thomas Laurent, he transferred to Eloy Guérin in 1750. He registered his first mark on 17 July 1760, and this second mark on 3 September 1768. At the time your ladle was made he was on rue St. Eloi, where he stayed until 1793. He retired to Versailles, and died in the early 19th C. Examples of Sommé’s work can be found at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

See Nocq, v. 4, p. 29.

In addition to the maker’s mark you have a date letter mark indicating 1788 under a crowned P, a charge mark of a Crowned A, in use 1783-1789, a discharge mark of the same time period, and just for fun, a small assay mark. The latter is unusual to see.

As a bonus, the pattern of your ladle is called Uniplat, and you have a personalization of initials under a coronet of a marquis(?), although your photo of the coronet is not clear.[/i]

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