Mystery marks on wine bottle cooler?

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bobble
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Mystery marks on wine bottle cooler?

Postby bobble » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:55 pm

I have not been able to identify the marks on this late 19th century wine bottle cooler. There is an left-facing helmeted head in a lozenge with a number underneath and fleur de lys with a flat bottom. Does anyone have any ideas?

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Re: Mystery marks on wine bottle cooler?

Postby Hose_dk » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:39 am

the helmet mark indicate french makers mark.
but I would go in direction Hanau - i would guess some maker therefrom.

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Re: Mystery marks on wine bottle cooler?

Postby bobble » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:47 pm

It's actually 800 silver and not silver plated

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Re: Mystery marks on wine bottle cooler?

Postby JayT » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:15 am

To clarify: if French, the maker's mark in a lozenge-shaped reserve - used after 1798 - would have a name or initials with a symbol - no numbers, and no pictorial alone without a name or initials. This object is not French, although it might be trying to be (neo-Rococo style and the shape of the mark). Suggest a Hanau origin.

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Re: Mystery marks on wine bottle cooler?

Postby Hose_dk » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:16 pm

Yes that was what I wanted to say. Indicate french in the sence someone tried to give the idea french.

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Re: Mystery marks on wine bottle cooler?

Postby blakstone » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:56 pm

The fleur-de-lis mark is a puzzle, but the mark on the left appears to be the maker’s mark of Émile Delaire, manufacturing goldsmith and jeweler, 20 passage d’Angoulême, registered 20 Jul 1882 and cancelled 3 Jun 1920.

See the French Cultural Heritage Website

I would suggest searching the piece carefully for the “Minerva Head” mark. Very intriguing.


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