Napkin ring

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polman
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Napkin ring

Postby polman » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:42 pm

Hi,
I have a French napkin ring with Minerva and unrecognized maker mark (very small). I see letters LV or (upside down) AT ?
Who is the maker?
Thank you in advance.

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polman
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Re: Napkin ring

Postby polman » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:48 pm

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JayT
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Re: Napkin ring

Postby JayT » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:58 pm

Looking at the floral design of your napkin ring, and the stacked monogram, I estimate it to date no earlier than late 19thC or early 20thC. Unfortunately, the picture of the mark is too blurred to say much about the maker, and you don’t show the Minerva mark, so no saying if the object was made in Paris.
You could try the French Ministry of Culture’s website for Paris makers registered after 1878. A provincial maker will be harder to identify.

http://www2.culture.gouv.fr/public/mist ... 4%24%2534P

Good luck in your research!

polman
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Re: Napkin ring

Postby polman » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:46 pm

Thank you JayT. That page is very helpful. I followed your advice and I think there are A and T letters and the bee beetwen them. So it could be Sharp Jules Alfred, 1881-1920.
What you think?
I had to upload photos again. with Minerva this time
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