Egg Cups

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wsharek
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Egg Cups

Postby wsharek » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:56 pm

I have 2 egg cups with the "Diana" head and 5-pt cartouche so I know it is .800 silver probably between 1867-1872 Austro-Hungary. But what silversmith is "Latzko" and when did he work?
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Re: Egg Cups

Postby AG2012 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:17 am

Hi,
There was Latzke silversmith in Vienna (not Latzko).
This is an example of Latzko mark on M. H. Wilkens & Söhne silver (Bremen). In this particular case Latzko was obviously a retailer.
It was not uncommon silversmiths were retailers and also made their own silver.
Is there a letter ``A`` for Vienna in front of Diana`s head?
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Re: Egg Cups

Postby admin » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:50 am

Hi,

There existed Mano and Laszlo Latzkó, apparently court jewelers in late 19th century Budapest.

The information was gleaned from:
http://adatbazisokonline.hu/en/adatbazi ... tlap/59101

further search yielded the writer Andreas (Andor) Latzko (1876-1943)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreas_Latzko
He is mentioned as "son of the downtown jeweler" in this treatise on Budapest coffee house society at the turn of the century.
http://epa.oszk.hu/00000/00003/00026/saly.html

Hopefully, one our Hungarian speaking forum members can dig up some definitive information.

Regards, Tom


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