Makers mark identification on claret jug

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Peartree
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Makers mark identification on claret jug

Postby Peartree » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:40 pm

Hi, I was hoping that someone could identify the marks on this claret jug (in fact one of a pair). It's a pretty remarkable piece with a crane handle killing two entwined snakes. These are all cast.

There are three marks to identify. The tiny central mark looks like the assay mark and appears to be a head (dog,eagle, duck, swan?) in a lozenge facing left, with an A to the left and 2 to the right. As I write this I have rotated the assay mark - see image - and indeed it appears to be a Czech dogs head - but then I would welcome an interpretation of the now inverted letters/numbers.

Asides this I am interested if anyone has seen a double lid like this before. One is large for pouring in, then there is a small lid on the spout, perfectly weighted, for pouring out?

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Thank you

Anthony

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Re: Makers mark identification on claret jug

Postby dognose » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:50 pm

Hi Anthony,

Please post some larger images, they can be up to 7" (18cm) in width.

Trev.

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Re: Makers mark identification on claret jug

Postby Peartree » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:03 pm

Hopefully this works. TinyPic is shutting down so I am trying a new host.

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Peartree
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Re: Makers mark identification on claret jug

Postby Peartree » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:06 pm

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huszas76
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Re: Makers mark identification on claret jug

Postby huszas76 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:16 pm

Are you sure, it's an A?
Because the number is 3 next to the dog's head, and it seems to me P. But I can't identified the maker.
P means Pest, and A mean Wien.
Your Jug made in Austria-Hungary between 1872-1920, 800 fineness. (If Pest, maybe later, before 1937.
https://www.925-1000.com/Faustria_02.html
Best regards!
Krisztián

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Re: Makers mark identification on claret jug

Postby Peartree » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:14 am

Thank you very much. It’s only an A, when the assay mark is the wrong way up! So you are right, thank you. Pest it is.


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