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Postby dognose » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:59 am

JOHANN FARKAS

Landstrasse 7, later, Landstrasse 506, Wien


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Member blakstone wrote:

The maker is Johann Farkas, who joined the Vienna guild in 1803.

Ref: Waltraud Neuwirth, Wiener Silber, 1781-1866: Namens- und Firmenpumzen (Vienna: the author, 2002), p. 258, mark #P2601.


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Farkas (Farkasch; of Hungarian descent ?) active 1803-1813 (the latter possibly being the year of his death). Address was Landstrasse 7 (1803-08), Landstrasse 506 (1809-1813). His widow Barbara was supported by the Widow's Fund of the guild until her death in 1849. This most likely implies that his workshop was actually closed with his death in 1813.

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JOSEF FRANTISEK HÜBSCH

Prag


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IFH - Praha - 1853

Member dolpheus wrote:

Your maker IFH is probably Josef František Hübsch, 1819-post 1852, master 1847, live in Spálená ulice 1339/II. Make chiefly little silver works as your box, or jewellery.


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Postby dognose » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:21 am

According to the French Consul at Trieste articles of gold and silver on entering Austria are tested, after which they are stamped. The standards required in gold for watches are 18c. and 14c, The Control taxes are 50fl. per kilog. for gold, and 12fl. per kilog. for silver, both net weight. Yellow gold is mostly sought in 18c, while 14c. is divided between yellow and red. Ladies' are usually 13 and 14 lines in size, men's 18, 19, and 20 lines, hunters being preferred to O.F. At Budapest the minimum legal standard for gold and silver employed in watches is ·580. The Control levy a tax at the rate of 20fl. per kilog. for gold, and 3fi. per kilog. for silver, yellow gold and hunters being preferred. Men's sizes are usually 18 and 19 lines, and ladies' 12, 13, and 14 lines. English, by the way, is but little spoken here.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st August 1891

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KARL SEDELMAYER

Wien


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Wien - 1807


Member wolfgang wrote:

It is the mark of Karl Sedelmayer, guild entry 1797, died in 1840, is entered in the Vienna guild lists from 1801 to 1828. His tax payments are documented from 1798 to 1812: 5-10 Guilders annualy. The Viennese mark dated 1807 is valid from 1807 to 1809 (no additional hallmarks in 1808 and 1809, besides fake marks) a new type of hallmark was used in 1810.
Ref.: Dr Waltraud Neuwirth "Wiener Silber 1781-1866" Namens- und Firmenpunzen


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Postby dognose » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:55 am

KOLAR & URBANEK

Wien


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Maker is Kolar & Urbanek, got his license in 1913

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ALEXANDER GROSZ

Wipplingerstrasse 17, Wien


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Alexander Grosz - Wien - 1914

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FRANCIS HIESS

Kaerntnerstrasse 7, Wien


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Francis Hiess - Wien - 1873

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Postby dognose » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:39 am

HERMANN RATZERSDORFER

Kohlmarkt 9, Wien


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Hermann Ratzersdorfer (born 1817, retired 1881) was best known for his reproductions of silverware in earlier styles. His work was shown at the major 19th century exhibitions in Vienna, London and Paris. His working period was 1843-1881.

As from 1881 the business was continued by Hermann's son, Julius.

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Postby dognose » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:06 pm

LÁNG TESTVÉREK

Holló utca 7, District VII., Budapest


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Member huszas76 wrote:

This maker's mark belong to "Láng testvérek" int Pest. (Láng brothers).

I don't have exact dates, but as I found in the sources, they appeared in 1896-97. As I know, they worked around until 1935.
They worked in Budapest, district VII., Holló utca 7.


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ALEXANDER STEINER (STEIN)

Budapest


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At the request of the Austrian Consul General the Immigration authorities last week detained at the Barge office Alexander Stein and wife, who arrived on the steamship Pennsylvania from Hamburg. Stein is 30 years of age, and was recently a jeweler in Budapest. It is charged that he became insolvent, and that he obtained about $8,000 worth of jewelry from Hamburg firms on memorandum and appropriated it to his own use. An investigation of the case was ordered.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 30th August 1899


Habeas Corpus for Release of Alexander Steiner of Buda-Pesth

A habeas corpus is about to be sued out for the release of Alexander Steiner, a jeweler of Buda-Pesth, who, as recently told in The Circular, arrived in this country aboard the Hamburg liner Pennsylvania a week ago Wednesday, and has been detained at the Barge Office, New York, ever since on the charge that he misappropriated 22,000 florins’ worth of jewelry and is a fugitive from justice. House, Grossman & Vorhaus have made numerous applications to the Commissioner of Immigration for the release of their client, but have been unable to receive any satisfactory reply.

The Commissioner admitted that there was no specific charge against Steiner, but that he was simply detained out of courtesy to the Consul-General of Austria. At the office of the Consul-General it was said last week that while it was true that no warrants had been received for the arrest of Steiner, requests had been made upon the Commissioner to detain the man until such time as the necessary documents would arrive in this country. Mr. Grossman, Friday, prepared a writ of habeas corpus in behalf of his client, but when he reached the Federal Court building he learned that all the Judges had gone out of town. So the only thing left to do was to mail the writ to a United States Court Judge for his signature.

Steiner denied absolutely that he is guilty of any wrong. He claims that he has been in business for many years, and was recognized as one of the leading merchants in Buda-Pesth. He said that a short time ago he owed for merchandise purchased about 100,000 florins, that he paid all except
about 20,000 to 22,000 florins, out of which amount was due to one creditor 17,000 florins. Steiner said the goods were sold to him on credit. He declared he purchased them in good faith, and that he simply became financially embarrassed and could not pay all of his debts.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 6th September 1899

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Postby dognose » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:03 pm

CYRILLUS SCHILLBERGER

Wien


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This mark has been reliably attributed to Cyrillus Schillberger, Vienna,master since 1853. Active until 1879 (reference: museum in Prossnitz, Moravia).

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Postby dognose » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:04 pm

CSEH PÁL

Pest


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Member huszas76 wrote:

CsP is Cseh Pál in Pest. They started his career around 1855. The castle mark is the hallmark of the Pest guild from 1859.

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Postby dognose » Wed May 24, 2017 4:18 am

ALOISIUS GIERGL

Pest


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Member huszas76 wrote:

The maker's mark is upside down. A.G.
The maker was one of the most talented silversmith from this time in Pest. Aloisius Giergl. A lot of his beautiful works known.
Aloisius Giergl learned the job from 1807 to 1811 from Leopoldus Fisher, in Pest. He became master at 1817. We known his works to 1860.
By the way, at that time we cannot talk/read about Budapest. Budapest borned in 1873, when Pest, Buda and Óbuda united. Your mark is from Pest, from the Pest silversmith guild, 1840.


See: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=47796

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JOHANN GEORG STROHMAYER

Wien


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IGS - 1772

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See: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=48012&p=144225#p144225

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Postby dognose » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:36 pm

JACOBUS POSZ

Pécs (Fünfkirchen) (Päťkostolie)


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Jacobus Posz born in 1819.VII.5. He married to Elizabeth Kontraszti in 1844. IV.22. He died in 1860. II. 19.
I think, about the items we know about him, he was a very productive maker. There is a lot of different spoons, a water kettle, a biedermeier candle stick, a leg shaped votiv, and an ethrog holder with coconut.


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Postby dognose » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:38 pm

S. FRIED jun.

Augustinerstrasse, Burgerspital, Wien


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S. Fried jun. - Wien - 1873

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TOMÁŠ HÖPFEL

Prague


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Prague, 1837-1838, by Tomáš Höpfel (1793-1847; Master 1815)

Born 1793 in Bernau, Bavaria, son of Thomas and Rozina Höpfel. Master 7 Mar 1815. Citizen  25 Nov 1816. Married 26 Apr 1814 Veronika, daughter of silversmith Václav Rumml/Rummel. Apprentices: August Jindřich Höpfel (his son), František Hocher, Jan Jakoubek, Matyáš Jodl, Václav Kabeš, Jindřich Lauterbach, František Limperk, Josef Ott, Adolf Wolf, František Wurmser & Adolf Zátka;  journeyman Václav Müller . Died 25 Nov 1847 in Prague.  His widow continued his business until 1858; she died in the workhouse.  Children: August Jindřich; Anton (bt. 2 Apr 1816); Maria Dorothea Barbara (b/bt. 26/27 Nov 1817); Wilhelmus Antonius (b/bt. 19/20 Nov 1818).

Ref: Josef Hráský, [i]Výrobní značky zlatnických, stříbrnických a ozdobnických mistrů v Čechách v letech 1806-1860
(Prague: Uměleckoprůmyslové muzeum v Praze, 1981), pp. 45 &140, maker 160.[/i]

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Postby dognose » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:15 pm

JOSEF WITEK (WIEDECK, WIEDEK)

Wien


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1844 - JW


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Josef Witek, Wiedeck, Wiedek authorization 1831 Punze, mark Nr 558 in Dr Waltraud Neuwirth Wiener Gold und Silberschmiede 1822-1850 vol2

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Postby dognose » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:52 pm

New import marks came into force on the 1st January 1902:

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Aus Oesterreich. Im Anschluss an unsere Mitteilung in Nummer 1 Uber die neuen österreichischen Auslandspunzen, bringen vir dieselben heute zur Abbildung und wiederholen nochmals, dass vom 1. Januar 1902 an Stelle der bisherigen folgende Punzen den ausländischen Ursprung einer Gold- oder Silberware kennzeichnen werden.

Source: Journal der Goldschmiedekunst - February 1902

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Postby dognose » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:30 pm

M. PICK

Wien


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M. Pick - Wien - 1862

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