Help with Makers Mark!

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Help with Makers Mark!

Postby joecamello » Tue May 20, 2008 2:54 pm


I recently found this french .950 silver milkmaid. But I can't find anything on the makers mark. Can anyone hlep with the maker, an approx date?

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Postby blakstone » Tue May 20, 2008 4:26 pm

Well, neither of the marks you show is a maker's mark. The Minerva head is the French first standard (.950) silver mark in use from 1838, and the fancy "E" is actually a Belgian import mark in use 1831-1868. So you have a French piece which spent some time in neighboring Belgium. The French maker's mark should be in the form of a lozenge (rhombus); these can be very small and hard to find; they usually contain initials and some sort of pictorial device. Look carefully and let us know what you find.


Thank you for their prompt answer

Postby joecamello » Tue May 20, 2008 4:40 pm

Thank you for their prompt answer. This is the stamp like the one that you say. Regrettably this a little wornout. Here I also go up picture of the piece. For any type of help that he can give me. I will thank it to him very much.

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Postby admin » Tue May 27, 2008 5:29 pm

Here it is properly oriented, doesn't help much, but I think it is a lion rampant, something circular (wreath, tambourine?) in his paw, mystery letter above head, possibly letter "E" below.

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Postby jgl » Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:58 pm

Patronyme M.O. : Erenard
Prénom (Etat civil) ; Adolphe
Initiales : A.E.
Profession : Fabricant bijoutier
Lieu d'activité : 75 Paris
Adresse de l'atelier : 64 rue Réaumur
N° de garantie : A8840
N° de préfecture : pas de numéro
Date d'insculpation : 27 octobre 1876
Date de biffage : 22 janvier 1895
Symbole : un renard

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