Chocolate jug, Venice 17th-18th century???

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silbermond66
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Chocolate jug, Venice 17th-18th century???

Postby silbermond66 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:09 pm

Dear friends of silver,
I have a chocolate jug. Who can help me identify the hallmark?
Thank you very much in advance.
Best wishes,
Dimitri

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LCL1959
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Re: Chocolate jug, Venice 17th-18th century???

Postby LCL1959 » Sun May 24, 2020 1:29 pm

Your chocolate pot is realy from Venice, second half of the 18th century, the marks changed to the French system in 1812. Can not identify the maker.
Best regards.
Luis

AG2012
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Re: Chocolate jug, Venice 17th-18th century???

Postby AG2012 » Sun May 24, 2020 2:45 pm

Hi,
Have seen too many Zecca that did not guarantee 18th century and let alone earlier Venice.Let's wait.
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amena
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Re: Chocolate jug, Venice 17th-18th century???

Postby amena » Mon May 25, 2020 3:20 am

I agree with Ag 2012 that it is difficult to give a definite answer to your question.
There is no Venetian silversmith with the initials R.T or B.T on any text, and I have never found it before.
This does not mean much, because there are many non-cataloged silversmith's marks.
The "moleca", mint mark, has many variations, below I show some of them.
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The one on your coffee pot isn't entirely convincing, but it doesn't seem blatantly fake. The coffee pot itself seems genuine from XVIII, although the ivory handle is not typical of Venice.
You have to decide for yourself.
Best
Amena


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