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by Bahner
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: info on Austrian company Lenk
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: info on Austrian company Lenk

Hello, Lenk is the company formerly known as Wolkenstein and Glueckselig, Vienna. It was sold to Liebmann Lenk in the 1920ies and the mark was changed to Lenk or Lenkwerk. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Any of makers on these two coin silver spoons?
Replies: 5
Views: 1094

Re: Any of makers on these two coin silver spoons?

Hello, it is a key, until today the coat of arms of the city of Bremen. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Unknown Maker on Bowl , Asian?
Replies: 3
Views: 1398

Re: Unknown Maker on Bowl , Asian?

Hello, reminds me of contemporary Greek or Turkish pieces. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Any thoughts on this Spoon?
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Re: Any thoughts on this Spoon?

Hello, agree, this could be southwestern Denmark or northern Germany. I would roughly date this to the 17th century. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: not sure who the maker is on this box
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Re: not sure who the maker is on this box

Hello, the maker's mark seems to be incompletely struck, so there is guesswork involved: it looks like GW ligated, much like the mark of Gustav Wenning from Pforzheim, a maker of gold- and silverware like this one. Regards, Bahner.
by Bahner
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Need professional help. Big silver vase or plate
Replies: 18
Views: 4199

Re: Need professional help. Big silver vase or plate

Hello, the marks do not ring a bell so my guess is as good as yours. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Need professional help. Big silver vase or plate
Replies: 18
Views: 4199

Re: Need professional help. Big silver vase or plate

Hello, the object is untypical for Hohmann so i do not think this is his product. Have no clue though, sorry. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: That elusive 'BM' mark...
Replies: 3
Views: 2719

Re: That elusive 'BM' mark...

Hi Cheryl, great sleuthing, thanks !! Bahner
by Bahner
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Antique Teapot, unknown maker/hallmark, need help
Replies: 4
Views: 4535

Re: Antique Teapot, unknown maker/hallmark, need help

Hi, Trev - on the spot (as always, I should say). This reads "Gebr. Hepp", the sickle mark on the left hand side is one of the early Hepp marks, used I believe until the beginning of the 20th century. Another early Hepp mark was two sickles, crossed (sorry, no pic available). This is certa...
by Bahner
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Silver lid on Danish ceramic base
Replies: 6
Views: 2926

Re: Silver lid on Danish ceramic base

Hello, that is Schleissner. Around 1928 Schleissner started using date letters on its modern/modernistic pieces. Have seen letters from a to e. The letters are in oldfashioned fractured script and were - I suppose - to resemble Britsh date letters. Not sure what I am seeing here, seems to be incompl...
by Bahner
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Silver lid on Danish ceramic base
Replies: 6
Views: 2926

Re: Silver lid on Danish ceramic base

Hello, looks indeed like a set of German marks, but we probably need a better close up of the marks on the right hand side of the 800. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: unknown mark
Replies: 4
Views: 4605

Re: unknown mark

Hello, looks like FK ligated, 935, halfmoon and crown. I wonder whether this is another mark used by Fritz Kohm from Pforzheim. His mark as published in 1929 was a little different, so I am just offering this as a possibilty. But it would go with the style of the piece. Regards. Bahner
by Bahner
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Fasces: Italy?
Replies: 8
Views: 3709

Re: Fasces: Italy?

Hello, have seen this symbol on another (plated) Bruckmann flatware pattern. I was told this was for the Italian diplomatic service in Germany (1930ies) and for the offices of the Italian trade associaction in Germany. No source was given, but this seems like a possibility. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Fri May 31, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Silver Coffee Tea Set Deco with Tray 5 pieces
Replies: 12
Views: 4063

Re: Silver Coffee Tea Set Deco with Tray 5 pieces

Hello, this could be read as 830S, S for sölv oder Silber. I would not exclude a German origin, for export to northern countries German makers sometimes punched the objects as 830 fine, even though they were actually made of 835 fine. As to the actual maker - my guess is as good as anybody*s. Regard...
by Bahner
Mon May 20, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Hallmarks on silver watch
Replies: 4
Views: 2890

Re: Hallmarks on silver watch

Hello, F. Frey and Co. from Pforzheim, Germany. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Sun May 19, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: WMF Modell for Deco Forks
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

Re: WMF Modell for Deco Forks

Hello, have also seen fish eaters and a sugar tongue/tong so I believe this to be a full line pattern. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Fri May 17, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: WMF Modell for Deco Forks
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

Re: WMF Modell for Deco Forks

Hello, pattern 2000, no name to the pattern, first listed in the internal "WMF Mitteilungen" in March 1930 (!) as new, which strikes me as odd, I would have dated this to the middle of the 1920ies. Maybe it took years from first idea to actual production. Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Wed May 08, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Need help - Germany, WW1
Replies: 2
Views: 2441

Re: Need help - Germany, WW1

Hello, believe the maker is Paul Ditges (do not have access to my books right now). You are absolutely right about the dedication. It reads: Marine-Oberstabsarzt der Reserve / Doktor Otto / seinem lieben Marine-Oberassistenzarzt der Reserve / Doktor Wallé / zur freundlichen Erinnerung / Brügge 1915/...
by Bahner
Tue May 07, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Sugagtong where from???
Replies: 11
Views: 4608

Re: Sugagtong where from???

Hello, in NO WAY did I want to question your knowledge on eastern European marks ! Just wanted to get the ball rolling once more. Currently I do not have access to my Scheffler. Czikak did not help ? (never got around to getting a copy and never checked whether it is online by now). Regards, Bahner
by Bahner
Tue May 07, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: How old is this fork??
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Re: How old is this fork??

Helo, this is the mark of Heinrich Boeker and Co. from Solingen, Germany, founded in 1867, if I remeber exactly. I would date this to around 1900, give or take two decades. Is the handle hollow or solid ? Regards, Bahner

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