Maker EL

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niceguy1
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Maker EL

Postby niceguy1 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:18 am

HI

Who is the maker EL? perhaps French? & what is the silver standard?

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Re: Maker EL

Postby blakstone » Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:52 pm

Yes, French, from the city of Lille (dept. Nord), first standard: 950/1000

Edouard Desire Lemayer

Born: 17 Mar 1823, son of Jean Baptiste Joseph Lemayeur & Catherine Joseph Bigo
Mark Registered: 7 Aug 1848
Married: 2 Aug 1859, to Eugenie Pauline Sophie Gahide
Died: 27 Dec 1890

Hope this helps!

Ref: Guy Messiant & Christian Pfister, Repertoire des Poincons du Nord aux XIXeme Siecle (Dunkirk: Westhoek, 1980), p. 42

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Re: Maker EL

Postby blakstone » Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:55 pm

Oops! Note correct spelling: LEMAYEUR

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Re: Maker EL

Postby niceguy1 » Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:26 pm

Many thanks for the detailed response.

Searching on Google & on the famous website i can't find a single piece of silver sold or offered for sale from him, so i suppose he is relatively scarce.

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Re: Maker EL

Postby blakstone » Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:09 pm

Relatively. I've seen some flatware from him before; his mark is just usually just not identified.


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