Maker I.D. please

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Eliot
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Maker I.D. please

Postby Eliot » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:50 pm

Hi all,

Does anyone recognize the maker's mark on this spoon? I think that I have Hamburg and Friedrich Christoph Greve 1829-1854 (Assay) correct? I just can't decipher the maker. Also, why does it not have a concession mark if FCG worked '29-'54 and concession marks came into use in 1820? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Ann
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Re: Maker I.D. please

Postby Bahner » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:31 am

Hello, cannot read the maker's mark either. But a concessionist's mark would only be necessary if the object had actually been made by a concessionist. If the master had made it, no concessionist was involved and no concessionist's mark necessary. Regards, Bahner

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Re: Maker I.D. please

Postby Eliot » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:32 pm

Hi Bahner - Thanks so much for your reply. Would this silver most likely be .900 purity? Regards, Ann

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Re: Maker I.D. please

Postby Bahner » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:56 am

Hello, not sure what the Hamburg guild would demand but it should have been 12 or 13 Lot, which equals 750/1000 or 812/1000 parts fine. 900 was not in use in Germany at that time. Regards, Bahner

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Re: Maker I.D. please

Postby Eliot » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:41 pm

Hi Bahner - Thanks again for your expertise. Regards, Ann


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