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AUSTRIAN MARKS - 6


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Source: Die Punzirung in Oesterreich - Karl Knies - 1896

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ANTON HELDWEIN

Milchgasse 2, later, Graben 13, Wien

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Anton Heldwien - Wien - 1913

Anton Heldwien (b.1865-d.1937) established his business in 1902, after serving his apprenticeship under the Schwippel company at Vienna. He received the royal warrant in 1906 and Heldwien's work became a great favourite of the Archduke of Austria-Este, Franz Ferdinand.

Following the death of Anton Heldwien in 1937, the business passed to his eldest son, Hans, but with the outbreak of war, Hans was drafted and the company was run by his mother, Lotte and his brother, Walter. In 1942 they relocated from Milchgasse to Graben, on the corner of Bräunerstrasse.

In 1945 disaster stuck the business after Russian soldiers stripped the store from top to bottom. This major setback and the austere years following the war meant that the Heldwien business relied mainly on repair work and it was not until the late 1950's that the firm started to rise again. At this time Karlhans Heldwien joined the business and finally took over in 1971, he in turn passed it to his son, Anton Heldwein in 1991 and it is in his hands still today and still located at Graben.

The mark of Anton Heldwien:
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Some examples of the work of Anton Heldwien from 1907:

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Postby dognose » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:16 am

AUSTRIAN MARKS - 7


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Source: Die Punzirung in Oesterreich - Karl Knies - 1896

Member huszas76 has added the following correction to the above table: "Knies wrote in the VII. table that the first 4 marks is from Hermanstadt, but all the 4 is from Pozsony-Vártelek (Pressburg-Schlossgrund). Schlossgrund was a suburb of Pozsony (Pressburg). This settlement was the private property of the king. He let settle down a Jewish community. The silversmith members of this community process to the work similar marks and rules like the Guild of Pozsony."
Source: Kőszeghy Elemér: Magyarországi ötvösjegyek a középkortól 1867-ig. Merkzeichen der Goldschmiede Ungarns vom Mittelalter bis 1867
KÅ‘szeghy wrote his book in 1936, and corrected wrongs of Knies.


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FRANZ RUMWOLF

Piaristengasse 29, Wein

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Franz Rumwolf - Wien - 1905

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Franz Rumwolf - Wien - 1907

Examples of the work of Franz Rumwolf, a beaker in the Jugendstil style, 6" (15cm) in height:

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A bonbon dish:

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A cup and saucer:

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The business of Franz Rumwolf is thought to have been active during the period 1869 until 1924.

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Postby dognose » Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:44 pm

AUSTRIAN MARKS - 8


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Source: Die Punzirung in Oesterreich - Karl Knies - 1896

Member huszas76 added the following correction to the above table: In the table VIII. Knies wrote to the 13. and 14. marks, that is from Pozsony, but he is wrong again. The 13. is from Sopron(Oedenburg), the 14. is from Székesfehérvár(Stuhlweissenburg). I hope this helps.
Source: Kőszeghy Elemér: Magyarországi ötvösjegyek a középkortól 1867-ig. Merkzeichen der Goldschmiede Ungarns vom Mittelalter bis 1867
KÅ‘szeghy wrote his book in 1936, and corrected wrongs of Knies.


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KURZER & WOLF

Griesgasse 38, later, Mollardgasse 33, Wien

The business was established in 1893 by Jakob Hersch Kurzer (aka Koritzer), who was granted his right to work in 1894. His workshops were located initially at Griesgasse 38, but in 1903 he had removed to Mollardgasse 33. Sometime between 1904 and 1908 he entered into partnership with Gustav Wolf, and the business was restyled to Kurzer & Wolf.

Kurzer & Wolf specialised in the manufacture of smoking requisites, such as cigarette cases, tobacco tins, and lighters. In 1908 they were noted as having 45 employees, and by 1922 this had dropped to 30 employees. They were thought to be in business until c.1924.

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AUSTRIAN MARKS - 9


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Source: Die Punzirung in Oesterreich - Karl Knies - 1896

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WÜRBEL & CZOKALLY

Halbgasse 7, Wien

Established in 1864 by Vincenz Czokally. In 1890 the business passed to Anton Czokally and he was joined in c.1892 by Carl Würbel (b.25-11-1853 at Vienna - d.29-5-1913 at Vienna) and the business was restyled to Würbel & Czokally around that time. It is thought that Anton Czokally retired from the business in 1900. Following the death of Carl Würbel in 1913 the business passed to Josef Würbel. The company was in production until 1927.

Würbel & Czokally, along with Alexander Sturm, executed the designs of Josef Hoffmann prior to him becoming involved with the Wiener Werkstätte.

The firm's marks are often to be found in tandem with the retailers marks of Schwarz & Steiner and Vincenz Mayer's Sohne.


Examples of the work of Würbel & Czokally:


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The other mark used by Würbel & Czokally was the 'Crossed hammers above an anvil' device:

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Prior to the business becoming Würbel & Czokally, Vincenz Czokally's mark was 'VS':

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Josef Hoffmann designs from 1903 executed by Alexander Sturm and Würbel & Czokally:

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AUSTRIAN MARKS - 10


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Source: Die Punzirung in Oesterreich - Karl Knies - 1896

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EDUARD RIEMER

Graben 35, Prag


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Eduard Riemer - Prag - 1905

Eduard Riemer was born in 1846, he was married to Pauline (b.1858-d.1936), he died at Prague on the 1st February 1924.

Death notice for Eduard Riemer:


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WENZEL BACHMANN & Co.

Mollardgasse 30. Wien

Established in 1842 by Wenzel Bachmann (b.1817 at Krakovany, Bohemia - d.30-1-1877 at Wien). His company mostly produced silver plated wares.

In 1906 and 1907 they executed Josef Hoffmann designs for the Wiener Werkstätte, these wares were for the Cabaret Fledermaus that was to open in 1907 at the corner of Kärntnerstrasse and Johannesgasse in Vienna. At this time of this order the business had over 200 employees.

The company was taken over by the Berndorfer Metallwaren-Fabrik Arthur Krupp A.G. in 1918, but they continued to produced items under the Bachmann name until at least 1927, and perhaps as late as the late 1930's.

Wenzel Bachmann & Co. were later holders of the Imperial warrant and their products were marked with the Imperial Eagle up until 1918.

Items were sometimes marked AS (Alpacca Silber), CHS (China Silber), or WBC (the 'W' and the 'B' being conjoined) for Wenzel Bachmann & Co.

Examples of the work of Wenzel Bachmann & Co.:

A tea strainer made in 1861, pre the granting of the Imperial warrant:


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A lidded sugar bowl, made before 1918, displaying the Imperial Eagle:


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See: http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_B.html

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FRIEDRICH BAUMANN

Graben 7, Wien, and 54 & 59, Alte Wiese, Karlsbad


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Friedrich Baumann - Wien - 1901


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Friedrich Baumann - Wien - 1903


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Friedrich Baumann - Wien - 1905


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F. Baumann & Cie. - Wien - 1907


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Baumann & Cie. - Wien - 1908

Thought to have been established in 1881.

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LUDWIG PRAMER

Stiftgasse 9, later, Mariahilferstrasse 158, Wien


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Ludwig Pramer - Wien - 1906


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Ludwig Pramer - Wien - 1910


Example of the work and marks of Ludwig Pramer:


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Ludwig Pramer was noted as an exhibitor at the Teilnahme an der Jagdausstellung (Hunting Exhibition) at Wien in 1910, where he exhibited a range of hunting themed jewellery made from gold, silver and bronze.

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JULIUS HÃœGLER

Freisingergasse 4, Wien


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Julius Hügler

Established as Czermak & Hügler in 1875 by Ferdinand Czermak and Julius Hügler. The partnership appears to have broken up in 1888 with Julius Hügler continuing the business alone and now under his name. In 1899 Julius was granted the royal warrant. In 1908, Julius's sons, Julius jun. (b.1878) and Heinrich (b.1885) became partners in the business.

Julius Hügler maintained branches in Bad Gastein and Salzburg, and were also represented in Brazil.

The business closed their doors for the final time in 2001.

Example of the work of Julius Hügler from 1903:


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Jul. Hügler - Wien - 1907

Example of the work of Julius Hügler from 1907:


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MATYÁŠ KAREL SCHNEIDER

Prag


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Matyáš Karel Schneider - 1857


Member Blakstone provided the following information:

Matyáš Karel [Matthias Karl] Schneider, born 15 Feb 1802 in Prague, the son of goldsmith František [Franz] Schneider (1773-1827) & Anna Zdárská. Roman Catholic; baptized the day of his birth at Church of St. Francis Seraphicus in Prague. Apprenticed to his father 1812-1817. Master 17 Jun 1829; Prague citizen 9 Jun 1835. Married 12 Nov 1834 to Frantiska Barbora Krátká (1809-1866). 3rd guild warden 1856-1857. Three children: Mathilda Johanna (1835-1859); Karl Ferdinand, (b. 1836; a silversmith who succeeded him) & Walburga Anna, (b. 1840). Died 24 Jan 1877 in Prague.

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JOSEF BACHER

Graz


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Graz - 1846

Josef Bacher's working period is thought to be 1838 until 1851.

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FRANZ SYRÉ & Comp.

Kohlmarkt 11, Wien, and Carlsbad (Karlsbad)


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Franz Syré & Comp. - Wien - 1873


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Franz Syré & Co. - Wien - 1904

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MORITZ HACKER

Kohlgasse 42, Phorusplatz 8, and Operngasse 2, Wien, and Budapest


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Moritz Hacker - Wien - 1890

Moritz Hacker was born at Budapest on the 6th March 1849. He founded his business in 1882, and opened a branch at Budapest in 1896. His company was to continue until 1973.

Moritz Hacker married Leontine Fischer on the 28th April 1878 at Budapest. They had three sons, Alfred (b.25-3-79 Budapest), Cornel (b.1-4-1882 Wien), and Erwin (b.28-12-1884 Wien - d.28-8-1975 Sydney, Australia). All three sons became partners in the business on the 15th January 1913. Moritz died on the 19th September 1932. Leontine (b. 10-12-1856) died in the Theresienstadt concentration camp 19th September 1942, exactly ten years to the day after the death of her husband.

Example of the work of Moritz Hacker:


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Moritz Hacker's death notice:


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Moritz Hacker's gravestone:

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FRANZ SCHEDIWY

Wien


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Franz Schediwy's working period is thought to be 1901 until 1922.

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A.E. KÖCHERT

Neuer Markt 15, Wien


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A.E. Köchert - Wien - 1891


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A.E. Köchert - Wien - 1904


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A.E. Köchert - Wien - 1907


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A.E. Köchert - Wien - 1907


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A.E. Köchert - Wien - 1913

The business traces its origins back to 1814 when the Riga born Jakob Heinrich Köchert (b.1795 — d.1869) became a journeyman to the French goldsmith and enamellist, Emmanuel Pioté (b.1781 — d.1865). It is thought that Jacob had learned his trade in St. Petersburg. In 1819 Jakob entered into partnership with his old Master and the business of Pioté & Köchert became very successful. In 1825 the firm received its first Imperial order, a gold box to be given to the Turkish Ambassador, and in 1831 they were granted the title ' Kaiserlicher Hofjuwelier' (Imperial Jeweller). In 1849 Jakob Heinrich Köchert was appointed personal jeweller to Emperor Franz Joseph and granted the official title of the 'K.u.K. Hof- und Kammerjuwelier' (Royal and Imperial Court Jeweller).

In 1854 the business passed to Jakob's son, Alexander Emmanuel Köchert (b.1824 — d.1879). In 1873 Köchert was run by Alexander's son's; Heinrich (b.1854 — d.1908) and Theodor (b.1859 — d.1936), and in 1925, Theodor's sons, Erich and Wilfried, take over the running of the company and bring in Erich's half-brother Erwin Lang as head designer. In 1955 Dietrich Köchert and his cousin, Gotfried Köchert took over control of the business, and today the company is still in the hands of the Köchert family with the cousins Christoph, Wolfgang and Florian at the helm.

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