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Hallmarked .935 SIL VER with bear makers mark

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:12 pm
by martra
I have recently purchased a boxed set of four square pressed silver dishes each marked .935 SIL VER over two lines followed by what looks like a Bear. I was sure I had seen the mark recently and have searched my extensive library of decorative arts books and the internet but just can't pin it down.

I feel these pieces are either American, Mexican, Canadian or at a long shot Scandinavian, but the last suggestion is probably the least likely as I am fairly familar with most of the Scandi marks.

Any suggestions most welcome and I suspect my guess will be total wrong! Thanks martra



Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:50 am
by claretjugcollector
i think they were made in austria by the Berndorf manufaktur , who also made silver and the had a bear as their mark, tom

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:36 am
by Bahner
Hello, definitely not Berndorf, the marks are unlike any marks used in Austria. Plus the Berndorf bear, either standing or walking, is always looking left. Best wishes, Bahner