Heraldic crown identification on French cutlery

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Heraldic crown identification on French cutlery

Postby mk209 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:00 am

I have a set of French Queens pattern cutlery by Francois-Dominique Naudin who was a very fine Parisian silversmith. Tzar Alexander II owned Queens pattern cutlery by Naudin. Flatware from Naudin's shop would often accompany important services created by Napoleon's imperial silversmith Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot .

This crown I’m unable to identify as the centre piece is a diamond with a cross inside. The standard crown is of a Marquis but hopefully the centre piece identifies the owner. I’d love to know who once owned this cutlery, it is of superb quality.

If anyone can help it would be great.

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Thanks,

Matt.

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Re: Heraldic crown identification on French cutlery

Postby AG2012 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:03 am

Hi,
The List of French marquisates is too long.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_F ... arquisates

Positive identification of the owner based on the crown is hardly possible.
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Re: Heraldic crown identification on French cutlery

Postby Sasropakis » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:58 pm

I don't think that the "centre piece" of the crown has any specific meaning but it's just a part of a marquis' crown. It's not like a crest in British heraldry and therefore can't be used to identify the owner. So basically it's just a crown of a marquis and without any additional information like monogram of provenance it's impossible to know who owned the items.


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