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Help please - Maker and City of this Swedish box

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:20 pm
by martindl
This small, hinged, lidded box looks like Niello work, though I can't be sure. I see the three Crowns and the letter code for 1885, but I've been unable to find any reference to makers J&P or to what I'm assuming is the City mark.

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Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:32 pm
by blakstone
City mark (entwined "CC") = Karlskrona
Maker "J&P" = Johanson & Pira, founded Jan 1885 by partners Sven Johanson (1827-aft. 1890) and Henrik Pira (1842-1911); the firm became Henrik Pira & Son in Jan 1889.

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:49 am
by martindl
Fantastic. Thank you very much.