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by JayT
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Need help with French maker's mark
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Need help with French maker's mark

Hello First, France didn’t use the sterling standard (925) until 1972, to be in compliance with European Union regulations. You don’t show the Minerva mark, so it is impossible to say if your object dates prior to 1972 or has the post-1972 Minerva head, indicating 950 standard silver. Second, a look...
by JayT
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unknown MV Maker's Mark on Bottle
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Re: Unknown MV Maker's Mark on Bottle

Do not agree that this is the mark of Vierny, for the following reasons: -Minerva has a symbol under her chin indicating that this is a provincial maker. The Ministry of Culture website you reference covers only Paris makers registered after 1878. -Vierny’s symbol is a chessman, whereas the symbol o...
by JayT
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help with CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmark.
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Help with CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmark.

My pleasure.
by JayT
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help with CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmark.
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Help with CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmark.

You’re welcome.

The service is definitely 950 standard silver as shown by the marks, not sterling silver which is 925 standard, and not silver plated.

Cardeilhac did not produce plated goods.

Hope this helps.
by JayT
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: French and Portuguese marks
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: French and Portuguese marks

You’re welcome Peter.
Yes, the French Ministry of Culture website isn’t very user-friendly, but the maker is there. Perhaps you didn’t enter the initials in uppercase, with a period after each letter?
Regards
by JayT
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: French and Portuguese marks
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: French and Portuguese marks

P.S.
Lapeyre has appeared before in this forum. A search will yield some more info about the French maker.
by JayT
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: French and Portuguese marks
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: French and Portuguese marks

Hello Peter
Look no further for the French maker Lapeyre:
https://www.925-1000.com/Ffrench_makers_H.html
Sorry can’t help with the Portuguese marks.
Regards
by JayT
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help with CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmark.
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Help with CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmark.

To add to Trev’s excellent information. Christofle acquired Cardeilhac, a very prestigious maker, in 1951, and kept their trademarks, as you can see on your flatware. You’re quite right, Christofle was largely a silverplate maker, but for decades they’d subcontracted to Cardeilhac when they wanted t...
by JayT
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help with Small Marks on French Silver Mesh Purse
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Help with Small Marks on French Silver Mesh Purse

Hello Thank you for the wonderfully clear photos of both your purse and the marks. Trev has nailed it for the maker. The firm had another mark, the “obus,” used until 1920, so this is an indication of the working dates of this manufacturing jeweller. The obus mark was used for export silver below 80...
by JayT
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French silver MARKERS MARKS and Date
Replies: 7
Views: 500

Re: French silver MARKERS MARKS and Date

You’re welcome Terry.
by JayT
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Napkin ring
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: Napkin ring

Looking at the floral design of your napkin ring, and the stacked monogram, I estimate it to date no earlier than late 19thC or early 20thC. Unfortunately, the picture of the mark is too blurred to say much about the maker, and you don’t show the Minerva mark, so no saying if the object was made in ...
by JayT
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French silver MARKERS MARKS and Date
Replies: 7
Views: 500

Re: French silver MARKERS MARKS and Date

Your spoons were made in Paris 1809-19, of 950 standard silver, as shown by the silver standard mark of a cock facing right in an octagonal reserve with a border, and a guarantee mark of a Minerva head facing right in a circular reserve. The maker was Pierre-Joseph Dehanne, flatware maker, working a...
by JayT
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: French silver buckle 1809-1819 makers mark star P H L PHL
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: French silver buckle 1809-1819 makers mark star P H L PHL

My pleasure to help.

In looking at your marks again, I believe the initials are the same.

Enjoy your plunge into French silver!
by JayT
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: French silver buckle 1809-1819 makers mark star P H L PHL
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: French silver buckle 1809-1819 makers mark star P H L PHL

Hello and welcome! In looking at Arminjon, v. I, no. 02974, p. 294, there is the mark of a buckle maker that looks like your man, Pierre-Hyacinthe Langlois. His mark was the initials PH over L with a star above and a duck over the star. Langlois started under the ancien régime in Melun on 15 July 17...
by JayT
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Identification of French maker's mark
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Identification of French maker's mark

Hello You don’t show a Minerva mark, so can’t tell if this is a Paris maker. If it is, recommend you search the French Ministry of Culture website for makers registered after 1878. http://www2.culture.gouv.fr/public/mistral/marque_fr I suggest a 20thC timeframe for this object because of the monogra...
by JayT
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Paris 1737/1738 spoon
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: Paris 1737/1738 spoon

You’re welcome.
Would never suggest dipping any piece of silver, but some polish on a cotton bud and a bit of elbow grease does wonders for cleaning out marks.
Enjoy your spoon!
by JayT
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What Was the Use of This Piece of French Flatware?
Replies: 7
Views: 829

Re: What Was the Use of This Piece of French Flatware?

Definitely a melon fork, in an ever-popular Louis XV-type pattern. Melon forks measure about 15-21 cm long. Although they have 3 tines, oyster forks are shorter, measuring 12-15 cm.

David Allan illustrates a number of melon fork models.

Hénin also gets my vote as the maker.
by JayT
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unknown MV Maker's Mark on Bottle
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Re: Unknown MV Maker's Mark on Bottle

Your scent or smelling salts bottle was made in the French provinces after 1838, as indicated by the mark under Minerva’s chin. If you could sharpen up the mark, you may be able to determine the place of manufacture.
Good luck in your continuing research on this object.

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