Inquiry about a french silversmith

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Inquiry about a french silversmith

Postby Raffaello » Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:58 pm

Pointed coffee spoons. French silversmith's hallmark, probably working in Paris between 1819 and 1838. It is accompanied by the Raffaello (tête de Raphael) hallmark with n. 2 and from the mask (Masque) and the crab (Crabe).
Description: a vertical lozenge with the letters Q and E in the center separated by a flower with two leaves, above the flower probably a cloud with rays.
I don't know how to attach the photo in .jpeg
Please, anyone know this French silversmith?
Thanks for any advice.

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Re: Inquiry about a french silversmith

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Re: Inquiry about a french silversmith

Postby Raffaello » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:42 pm

Thanks for your answer.
Unfortunately I am not a technological man, but as soon as I manage to create the image I will publish it.
I am happy to be able to contribute to the enrichment of the Forum.

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Re: Inquiry about a french silversmith

Postby blakstone » Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:07 pm

Based on the description, I am quite sure that the mark is actually "QB" with a pansy and fleur-de-lys above: the mark of Quentin Bachelet.

Quentin Louis Bachelet

Born: ca. 1790, son of Marie Louis Bachelet & Marie Josephe Seraphine Goddard
Married: 3 Dec 1816, Paris, St. Paul parish, Adelaide LeProust
Died: 16 Jun 1865, Paris

He registered his mark ca. 1815-1816 at 13 cour de Harlay as a largeworker and successor to Philippe-Jean-Baptiste Huguet. In 1823 he moved to 58 quai des Orfevres, at which address would be best known. He retired in 1844, succeeded by his son Louis Charles Bachelet (1817-1880), who was in turn succeeded in 1877 by his son George Bachelet (1845-1930), all at the quai des Orfevres address.

Ref: Arminjon I, no. 3109 (Note: Although Arminjon spells the name "Baschelet", it is spelled "Bachelet" in literally every other record I have found, including all directory listings and birth, marriage and death records.)

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