Help for identifying a french hallmark

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HalbmondUndKrone
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Help for identifying a french hallmark

Postby HalbmondUndKrone » Mon May 25, 2020 9:39 am

Hello forum,

I am thinking about to buy an old french silverpiece from 18th century.
It has all the hallmarks (charge, décharge, jurande, maître orfèvre), but there is another hallmark which I cannot identify.
It could be an urn, therefore it would be the mark of "reconnaissance" but I am not sure.
The vendor couldn't tell me anything about it.

Maybe someone could help me to identify.

Thanks in advance

Here is the hallmark

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JayT
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Re: Help for identifying a french hallmark

Postby JayT » Mon May 25, 2020 10:06 am

Hello
These marks don’t occur in isolation, so it would be most helpful for you to include the full set. Furthermore, a good cleaning out of the mark and sharper focus also would be of assistance.
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HalbmondUndKrone
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Re: Help for identifying a french hallmark

Postby HalbmondUndKrone » Mon May 25, 2020 2:59 pm

Hello,

I have unfortunately only this picture of the hallmark.
It is a serving spoon from 1752. I am not sure if it is allowed to post the whole spoon, because it is not yet mine.

It could be also the poinçon de recense, but I couldn't find any hallmark which looks like that one.

Regards

vika
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Re: Help for identifying a french hallmark

Postby vika » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:24 am

hello,
you have to rotate the hallmark horizontally.
this is 2 shaking hands so called also "bonnefoi" in french.

this is a "contremarque "
this has been stamped on objet between 1781/1789 all around France
Usually it is put on the objet when it is made.
send the whole set as said JayT should be perfect

Regards

elcid51
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Re: Help for identifying a french hallmark

Postby elcid51 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:10 am

Hello,
I think it is the counter mark used in Paris from 1781 to 1789. See the photos below (Tardy p. 130-Divis p. 127).
Best regards,
Guido
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