help with identification silver hallmark 950

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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.

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
See the scans below for Christofle and Roussel Fils et Cie examples.

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

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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