I have No Idea What This Is Or Who Made It

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I have No Idea What This Is Or Who Made It

Postby OhDannyBoy » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:38 pm

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Re: I have No Idea What This Is Or Who Made It

Postby OhDannyBoy » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:39 pm

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Thanks for any help.

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Re: I have No Idea What This Is Or Who Made It

Postby oel » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:51 pm

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It is a silver belt hook, maker's mark IDI
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It could be Dutch 18th century; IDI in rectangle for; Johan D. Jansen, registered in Amsterdam, 1766-1784

Herewith another a silver belt hook with 19th century Dutch hallmarks:
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Re: I have No Idea What This Is Or Who Made It

Postby OhDannyBoy » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:53 pm

To wear? Or Hang a belt from?

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Re: I have No Idea What This Is Or Who Made It

Postby oel » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:04 pm

No you clip it on your belt to hang a purse or chatelaine. Google silver chatelaine hook for more examples.
At the moment i am travelling, no access to my library. Will confirm maker's mark after 23rd of April.

Peter.

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Re: I have No Idea What This Is Or Who Made It

Postby OhDannyBoy » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:58 pm

Wow! Thanks so much for that.

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Re: I have No Idea What This Is Or Who Made It

Postby dognose » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:54 am

Or perhaps a napkin-holder?:

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Re: I have No Idea What This Is Or Who Made It

Postby AG2012 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:26 am

Yes, the hook is puzzling in regard of chatelaine.
I recall a forum member from Denmark (I think) asked about the function of similar item and then explained it was for embroidery girls worked on and kept them on hook attached to the belt whenever they needed to go around.
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Re: I have No Idea What This Is Or Who Made It

Postby oel » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:25 am

Hi, yes I agree with AG2012 belt hook for embroidery. Cheers.


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