Antique plate, German? 0,900.

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swordman55
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Antique plate, German? 0,900.

Postby swordman55 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:07 pm

Hello!
Ive recently stumbled upon a beautiful silver plate, however, I do not recognize the maker´s mark. According the seller of this item, it was made in germany, town of chemnitz, some time around 1780. The mark does on the other hand resembe those of latin america.

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Thank you in advance!

Kind regards,
Swordman55

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Re: Antique plate, German? 0,900.

Postby dognose » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:30 pm

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

To me, everything points to a South American piece.

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=35433

Such a measurement of the standard, 0.900, in 1780? No, far more likely a 20th century way of expressing it.

Can you make out the middle letter, P.?P. ?

Trev.

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Re: Antique plate, German? 0,900.

Postby Bahner » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:57 am

Hello, agree, not old German but most likely modern South American. Regards, Bahner

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Re: Antique plate, German? 0,900.

Postby swordman55 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:42 pm

dognose wrote:Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

To me, everything points to a South American piece.

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=35433

Such a measurement of the standard, 0.900, in 1780? No, far more likely a 20th century way of expressing it.

Can you make out the middle letter, P.?P. ?

Trev.


Hi Trey! Thank you!

Yes, my initial thought was also that it is south american - not german, as the seller claimed.
Sadly, this is as good as it gets when it comes to clarity of the hallmark, I suspect there might be 2 letters (stacked) between the P. & P. - the top letter seems to be a ''W''. Could it be two hammers above the letters?
Perhaps Colombian as the other marks in the linked thread, did other countries in latin america use a ''shield''?

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Re: Antique plate, German? 0,900.

Postby dognose » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:53 pm

I think Columbia would indeed be the likely candidate for the country of origin.

Trev.


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