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J. NEUHOEFER

Kohlmarkt 7, Wien


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J. Neuhoefer - Wien - 1873


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J. Neuhöfer - Wien - 1873

This, presumabley, was the forerunner of the business of Carl Neuhöfer & Sohn, Kohlmarkt 8, Wien, that appears as from c.1881 as a 'Optiker & Mechaniker', k.u.k. Hoflieferant. They were to stay in business until 1925.


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Neuhöfer & Sohn - Wien - 1883


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Neuhöfer & Sohn - Wien - 1902

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GEORG ADAM SCHEID

Gumpendorfer Strasse 85, Wien

Examples of the work and marks of Georg Adam Scheid:

A seal:


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A cigarette case:


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Member Bahner noted the following information:
Georg Adam Scheid: born 1838 (in Schönau, Germany), active since 1858 in the Viennese workshop of M. Markowitsch. Married one of Markowitsch’s daughters and joined the company, which was renamed Markowitsch & Scheid. The two separated in 1882, after that Markowitsch & Scheid was owned by Adolf Markowitsch alone (a son of M. Markowitsch, this company shut down in 1898), Scheid continued on his own, his company was named “G.A. Scheid”. He produced small silver ware and jewellery. In 1884 he opened up his own affinery (“G.A. Scheid’sche Affinerie”), which became very sucessful, which branches in various countries. Scheid retired in 1911 or 1912 (looks like he died in 1913), in 1920 the company “G.A. Scheid” merged with Ludwig Rainer (another affinery) in Vienna. Production of jewellery and silverware was given up at the end of 1922, the remaining workmen joined the Scheid’sche affinery. The affinery continued to exist and merged in 1952 with L. Rössler to form the “Ögussa GmbH”.



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G.A. Scheid - Wien - 1902

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IGNAZ MARENZELLER

Rothenthurmstrasse 19, Wien


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Ig. Marenzeller - Wien - 1904

Established in 1830.


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Ignaz Marenzeller (1797-1877), k. k. Hofuhrmachder - 1841

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ANTAL BACHRUCH

Budapest


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Member AG2012 added the below information:
Antal Bachruch was an important silver and jewelry retailer and importer, located in Budapest at the turn of 19th/20th century, succeeded later by the firm ``A.Bachruch succ.``
There are many silver pieces offered as ``maker`` A.Bachruch — Austria. Even reputable auction houses do not bother to search for actual maker’s mark.
Most probably, Antal Bachruch has never made his own silver and all items seen so far clearly bear genuine maker’s mark with A.Bachruch added. The obvious reason for this wrong attribution is his mark, always well struck and full lettering. Silversmiths should be respected and this wrong attribution kept in mind. The most obvious example is given:M.H.Wilkens & Söhne,Bremen,but again, A.Bachruch mark is very prominent.


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WIENER WERKSTÄTTE

Wien



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Wiener Werkstätte - Wien - 1929

Some known metalworkers of the Wiener Werkstätte:

Adolf Erbrich - Apprenticed under Josef Szombathy (1888-1892). Active with the Wiener Werkstätte in 1905.

Josef Berger - Born c.1875. Active with the Wiener Werkstätte in 1905.

Josef Wagner - Active with the Wiener Werkstätte in 1905.

Adolf Wertnik - Born 1880. Apprenticed under Eduard Friedmann as from 1895, but did not complete his term. Active with the Wiener Werkstätte in 1905.

Karl Medl - Active with the Wiener Werkstätte in 1905.

Johann Blaschek - Active with the Wiener Werkstätte in 1905.

Josef Czech - Born 1874-Died 1958. Apprenticed under Thomas Dub (1887-1891). Active with the Wiener Werkstätte in 1905.

Alfred Mayer - Born 1873. Apprenticed under Josef Wlach (1889-1892). Active with the Wiener Werkstätte between 1905 and 1920.

Karl Frank - Born 1878. Apprenticed under Karl Michalik (1892-1896). Active with the Wiener Werkstätte between 1908 and 1926.

Franz Guggenbichler - Active with the Wiener Werkstätte in 1905.

Josef Holi - Active with the Wiener Werkstätte in 1905.

Karl Kallert - Born 1879. Apprenticed under Rudolf Frank (1893-1897). Active with the Wiener Werkstätte as Business Mansger and Silversmith in 1905.

Josef Husnik - Born 1876. Apprenticed under Franz Rumwolf. Active with the Wiener Werkstätte in 1905.

Josef Hoszfeld - Born 1869. Son of the Cutler, Ferdinand Hoszfeld. Active with the Wiener Werkstätte in 1905.



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Wiener Werkstätte - Wien - 1920 (Silver bowl designed by Dagobert Peche)

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V. MAYER'S SÖHNE

Stock-im-Eisen-Platz 7, and Mariahilferstrasse 55, Wien


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V. Mayer’s Söhne - Wien - 1898


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V. Mayer’s Söhne - Wien - 1903


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V. Mayer’s Söhne - Wien - 1904


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V. Mayer’s Söhne - Wien - 1905


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V. Mayer’s Söhne - Wien - 1907


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V. Mayer’s Söhne - Wien - 1907


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V. Mayer’s Söhne - Wien - 1908

Established in 1810 by Vincenz Mayer. Following the death of Vincenz Mayer in 1865, the business passed to his sons, Joseph, Vincenz und Franz Mayer.

The post war austerity that engulfed Austria after WWI and the collapse of the monarchy caused the business to close in 1922.

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FRANZ SCHIFFER

Wien


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Member blakstone supplied the following information:
The maker is Franz Schiffer (1800-1854), who received authorization to work in 1827 and became a master in 1832. He was awarded the Imperial warrant in 1846, and his company became Franz Schiffer & Sohn in 1851 with the addition of his son Eduard. After Franz’s death, his widow Franziska continued the firm until 1860.

(Eduard Schiffer was a partner with Thomas Dub from 1858 until 1860).

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KARL MORAWETZ

Kohlmarkt 11, Wien


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Karl Morawetz - Wien - 1904


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Karl Morawetz - Wien - 1907

Established in 1866, the business later passed to Franz Morawetz (b.1872-d.27-12-1924). They are still in business today.

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SCHIFFER & THEUER

Wien


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The business of Eduard Schiffer and Johann Theuer was very short lived, they formed their partnership on the 1st January 1862 and dissolved it on the 16th October 1863.

Eduard Schiffer, formerly of Franz Schiffer & Sohn, was a partner with Thomas Dub from 1858 until 1860. He worked alone until the partnership with Theuer, and then alone again until 1888.

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S. GOLDSCHMIDT

Kohlmarkt 12, Wien


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S. Goldschmidt - Wien - 1866

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EDUARD SCHIFFER

Wien


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Eduard Schiffer joined his father in partnership, as Franz Schiffer & Sohn (see above post), in 1851. He became Master in 1856 and was later granted the Imperial warrant . He formed a partnership with Thomas Dub during the years 1858-1860, and then worked alone from 1860 until 1862 when he formed another partnership with Johann Theuer, as Scheffer & Theuer (see above post). As from late 1863 he worked alone until the dissolution of his business in 1888.

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JAKOB WALDSTEIN

Maximilianplatz 2, Michaelerplatz 5, and Kohlmarkt 20, Wien


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J. Waldstein - Wien - 1873

Established c.1838.

Jakob Walstein died on the 9th September 1876, aged around 66 years of age. He was the father of the K. & K. Hof-Optiker, Simon Waldstein.

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SIMON WALDSTEIN

Kohlmarkt 5, and Stock-im-Eisen-Platz 5, Wien


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S. Waldstein - Wien - 1873

K. & K. Hof-Optiker and the son of the Optiker Jakob Waldstein (see above post).

Simon Waldstein was born c.1837, and died on the 28th November 1902.

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THOMAS DUB (DUBB)

Wien

Example of the work of Thomas Dub:


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Thomas Dub was born on the 22nd December 1811 at Volenice in Bohemia, he served his apprenticeship under Franz Friseck at Vienna-Josefstadt. He was granted the right to set up on his own account on the 23rd January 1839 and he established his workshop at Vienna-Neubau. 1848 saw Thomas Dub move his workshops to Vienna-Schottenfeld. The year 1851 saw him elevated to a Civil Silverworker and the position of Burgher of the city of Vienna, and 1873 as an exhibitor at Vienna's World Fair.

Thomas Dub died on the 19th March 1889 at Vienna-Rudolfsheim. His business was continued, and greatly expanded by his son and long time collaborator, Vincenz Carl Dub (see above post).

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BRÃœDER KLUMAK

Kärntnerstrasse 22, and Rotenturmstrasse 13, Wien


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Brüder Klumak - Wien - 1904


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Brüder Klumak - Wien - 1907

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HERMANN SÃœDFELD

Wien

An example of the work and mark of Hermann Südfeld:


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Hermann Südfeld took over the business of Bächer in 1883.

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JAKOB WEISS


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Jakob Weiss worked from at least 1833, until his death in 1848, after which his widow continued the business.

Remarks on the mark IW in a double eagle of Jakob Weiss (P2450-2463)
Jakob Weiss (authorization: 1833) is entered in the guild lists from 1837 to 1847. Mentioned in 1833 as a "bgl. Gürtler u Broncearbeiter" ("Gürtler" and bronze worker) he was accused of selling unmarked silver (HR 421/1833).

Company History:
1844. Surrender of the common factory authorization (HR 528/1844) and registration of the national factory authorization for the production of gold and silver wares.
1845. Instruction concerning the application for registration of the company and the power of attorney.
1848. Registration of the company "Jakob Weiss seel Wittwe" after the death of Jacob Weiss.

The double eagle mark of Jakob Weiss is clearly characterized by the IW. Although the mark on marks tablet VI shows an irregular contour (P2450) the oval shape of the marks on objects (1833? until 1840) is quite clear (P2451-2463).


Source: Waltraud Neuwirth: Wiener Silber 1781-1866; 243.o.


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FRANZ LUDWIG ADLER & SOHN

Kochgasse 7, Wien

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Franz Lud. Adler & Sohn - Wien - 1904

The business of Carl Adler.

Franz Ludwig Adler & Sohn marks their wares: 'F.A', 'FLA', 'F.L. ADLER', or 'FLA & S'.


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EDUARD STEITER

Wien

An example of the work and mark of Eduard Steiter:


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(Waltraud Neuwirth: Wiener gold- und silberschmiede und ihre punzen 1867-1922; L-Z page 231)

Eduard Steiter's working period is thought to be 1889 until 1920.

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FRANK NIKOLADONI & Co.

Wien

An example of the work and mark of Frank Nikoladoni & Co., a snuff box:


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F N Co

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