not sure if dutch or the date

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blonde_minx
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not sure if dutch or the date

Postby blonde_minx » Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:19 am

Hi
Hope someone can shed a little light on this mark, im not to sure but believe it to be dutch, though the date and maker i havent got a clue about, any help would be appreciated
Thanks in advance
Mandy



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Re: not sure if dutch or the date

Postby oel » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:19 am

Yes, it is a Dutch tobacco box, made between 1814-1905, standard mark lion passant above 2(.833 fineness) used 1814-1953, the Minerva head /office mark for 1814-1905 however too unclear to recognize a regional assay office mark in its helmet. Please check for a year letter.
The maker's mark too unclear for a positive identification. However could it read BM90? If so it is for; Bastiaan Meijer, registered in Schoonhoven and Middelburg 1850-1890. Bastiaan Meijer used BM90 in a square shield and in a narrow rectangle, known maker of (ribbed) tobacco/snuff boxes.In 1860 Bastiaan left Schoonhoven to work in the city of Middelburg province of Zeeland.

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