Help with French Maker

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dartsil
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Help with French Maker

Postby dartsil » Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:32 am

HI all

Does anyone recognise this French maker? hard to capture clearly because of where its located and also a little rubbed from the lid opening and closing.

Letter E to left of diamond, Letter P to right of diamond, crown to top of diamond, unknown mark to bottom of diamond.

Thanks in advance.
Colin
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Re: Help with French Maker

Postby JayT » Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:12 pm

Hello
Your box was made by Edme Picard, specialist in snuff-boxes (la tabatière), mark EP, a crown and a crescent (une couronne et un croissant) in a lozenge-shaped reserve.
Picard registered this mark 4 times. First on 3 February 1849 when he was working at 114 rue St-Martin; second and third on 16 May 1856 when he was at 186 rue St-Martin; and fourth on 13 June 1860. His last mark was erased on 15 April 1874. Therefore Picard’s working dates were 1849-1874.
Regards.

See Arminjon, v. II, no. 01541, p. 154.

See also below for more about the history of Picard’s business.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=56652&p=183017&hilit=Picard#p183017

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Re: Help with French Maker

Postby dartsil » Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:09 pm

Thanks a lot JayT,

Most appreciated.

Colin

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Re: Help with French Maker

Postby JayT » Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:17 pm

My pleasure!

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Re: Help with French Maker

Postby blakstone » Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:43 pm

Nicolas Edme Picard

Born: 1 Jun 1810, Montargis, Loiret, son of Nicolas Picard & Anne Elisabeth Barthelemy
Married: 4 Apr 1837, Paris, 6th arrondissement, to Marie Pauline Desplat (1807-1890)
Died: 1877/1881

The exact date and place of his death has so far eluded me, but I have determined that it was between 1877 (when he is listed as a retired silversmith on the marriage record of his son, Charles Edme Picard, also a silversmith and living with him) and 1881 (when his widow filed to have her marriage to him re-recorded in the massive restoration project of the Parisian vital records that were destroyed during the Commune).


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