please help. What European country? maker?

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allisland14
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please help. What European country? maker?

Postby allisland14 » Fri May 22, 2020 1:51 pm

hello, i am new to this forum but have been using this website for years to help me date and find out manufacturers based on just images! this website has been my go to! lol. ANY HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!

today i came across some older silverware pieces that have some hallmarks i was unable to find on the website (maybe i am just blind and did not find them) but from what i can tell from my research is that they are either from : Portugal, Netherlands, Denmark or Norway?

the hallmarks and stamps appear to be a waning crescent moon, a lantern, a arm or sword, and "833" silver purity.

i will attach some pictures and the link to the image gallery https://postimg.cc/gallery/sDb1NhY

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Re: please help. What European country? maker?

Postby oel » Fri May 22, 2020 2:02 pm

Parts of silver coffee & tea service, classic Greek theme with Sphinx; coffee can, teapot and milk or cream jug.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leda_and_the_Swan

Hi, welcome to the forum. Check out van Kempen,
Vk conjoined crescent moon for: Fa.(Firm) J.M. van Kempen & Zonen, registered city of Voorschoten, this particular mark used 1858- 1924.
See:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=28590#p70305
Made for export to Germany hence Crecsent moon & Crown and decimal fineness mark silver 833/000 (Dutch 2nd standard), and Dutch sword mark with export key.
Export key; restitution of 2/3 marking duty was only granted for new or unused objects. This mark was always struck partially into the standard mark, small mark (sword) or duty mark for unguaranteed new objects of national origin.Valid 1853-1953.

For information Dutch (hall)marks see;
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=32028

https://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_marks_a1884.html

Peter.

allisland14
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Re: please help. What European country? maker?

Postby allisland14 » Fri May 22, 2020 3:27 pm

that is amazing! thank you very much for replying and looking into it that fast for me!

second question (admin edit)

are they worth cleaning?
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Re: please help. What European country? maker?

Postby oel » Fri May 22, 2020 3:39 pm

Yes, it is a very nice set and worth cleaning.

Peter.
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