help with identification silver hallmark 950

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zieziela
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help with identification silver hallmark 950

Postby zieziela » Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:59 am

Since several months I'm interested in silver objects. I bought a new piece from which the hallmark is strange and I need help to identificate it.
On one side is marked 'SILVER' on the other side in the form of a 'house' a mark: STE than a figure and P under it 950M.
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I suppose it is from the period arts and crafts or jugendstihl??
thanks for your help!

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Postby 2209patrick » Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:45 pm

I responed to this question on another forum. Here's what I posted:

I believe your house mark is a French mark used on exports since 1884
http://www.cgo.com/or/objets/poincons.htm
See the scans below for Christofle and Roussel Fils et Cie examples.

Not sure who used your mark. Possibly Ernest Prudhomme.
viewtopic.php?t=6299
The symbol in both your mark and Pruhomme's is a caducée ( caduceus in English ).

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I enhanced your picture of the mark.

Ernest Prudhomme used an EP mark, with a caducée inbetween ) from 1891 to 1928.
I'm guessing your mark would be a later mark.


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