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Small pitcher I believe to be Dutch

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:26 am
by Biju
Dear Experts:

Would appreciate if you can validate that this is indeed Dutch? From my deciphering, I am at a 1868 dating - agree?
Any ideas on the maker?

Thank you all so much,
Biju

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Re: Small pitcher I believe to be Dutch

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:56 am
by oel
Hi Biju, welcome to the forum.
Indeed little Dutch pitcher. I believe the maker's mark could read AB above 34 for: Ate de Groot Boersma Gz., registered in the city of Sneek province of Friesland, 1866-1909 and this particular mark registered 1875-1909. Regarding year could be a "smudged" K for 1894, not sure. Dutch Lion passant 2 with export key, 2nd standard mark for silver 0.833, used 1814-1953.
For Dutch (hall)marks see:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=32028

Peter.

Re: Small pitcher I believe to be Dutch

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:36 pm
by Biju
Thank you for your feedback Peter - appreciate the information!

Cheers,
Biju