Hello Â«adminÂ» Tom
I’ve already identified and in between on 1st and 7th of July 2009 informed you on this now identified German Mark Â«JP in sunÂ». But until yet isn't changed from Â«UnidentifiedÂ» to range of known German maker's mark.
This mark was mark of J
auser, SchwÃ¤bisch GmÃ¼nd. Until mid 1980's in production by his son Emil Pauser. They produced a lot of different little things, e.g. stick handles and so on. In mid 1980's the whole was identified to be a very important Technical Monument - because there have started 150 years ago the Silver Industry of SchwÃ¤bisch GmÃ¼nd town area.
Maker’s mark Â«JP in sunÂ» is based on former mark of previous company B
tt & Cie. - their mark and that of JP isn't Â«in sunÂ» but it's a gear's rim who rounded the capital letters BO and later JP.
Now this Technical Heritage is called popularly Â«Ott-Pauser’sche FabrikÂ» or Â«Ott-Pauser’sches MuseumÂ»; a working museum - open to the interested public.
Source of former maker’s mark of B. Ott & Cie.: Â«Goldschmiede-HandbuchÂ», published 1905 in Berlin by Â«German Gold-, Silver- and Jewell Producers AssociationÂ». If necessary Â«BahnerÂ» could tell you correct title and editor.
I add a photo excerpt that you could see the former one; used by B. Ott & Cie.
Kind regards silverport