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J.F. WRANA

Stallburggasse 4, Wien

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The business was founded in the mid 19th century and since 1894 is located at the Palais Attems-Gilleis, Stallburggasse 4/Ecke Habsburgergasse.

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VICTOR NUBER

Neustiftgasse 104, and Niederlage 1, Wollzeile 12, Wien


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Source: Wiener Gold Und Silberschmiede Und Thre Punzen 1867-1922 - Waltraud Neuwirth

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A. HIRSCHBERG

Rembrandtstrasse 19, Wien

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A. Hirschberg - Wien - 1896

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A. Hirschberg - Wien - 1899

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A. Hirschberg - Wien - 1900

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TESCHLAG JÓZSEF

Pest

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Teschlag József was born in 1819, became master in 1851, and was working until at least 1868.

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LEOPOLD BÖSENBECK

Wien

An example of the work and mark of Leopold Bösenbeck:

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Leopold Bösenbeck - Wien - 1819

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Leopold Bösenbeck - Wien - 1819

Leopold Bösenbeck's working period is thought to be 1818 until 1843.

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TAX MARK

Examples of the Austrian tax mark in use from 1810 until 1824:

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JOSEF SEIDL

Wien


An example of the work and mark of Josef Seidl:

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Member blakstone wrote:

Josef Seidl, a silversmith active 1875-1910 at various addresses in Vienna. An 1898 trade listing notes that he is a purveyor of general wares: tea & coffee sets, liturgical wares, flatware & cutlery, toilette pieces, fittings, etc.

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AUSTRIAN EXPORT MARK

Austrian export mark in use from 1921 until 1926:

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Member Bahner wrote:
This is an Austrian export mark used between 1921 and 1926. The number stands for the fineness, the initials are those of the exporter, who might not be identical with the maker.

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Canadian National Exhibition

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The following exhibits were shown from Austria: Wilhelm Kunz, Vienna, jewelry; P. Grunwald, Vienna, metal goods; Philip Kohn, Vienna, watches; Wolf, Baad and Company, of Vienna, and Bruder Lokesh of Prague, metal ware; Mathe, Salcher & Sohne, Vienna, brass and metal buttons; Anton Havel, Vienna, German silver mesh bags; Friedrich Diamant and Company, Gablong, jewelry; Wolkenstein & Gluckselig, Vienna, silver goods; Arthur Krupp, Berndorf, metal goods; John Zekert & Sohn, Meistersdorf, Bohemia, bronze ware; Arthur Rubinstein, Vienna, artistic bronze goods.

Source: The Metal Industry - October 1913

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The Use of the Precious Metals in the Industrial Arts

The table hereto annexed gives the weight and the value of the precious metals employed in Austria from 1867 to 1880, inclusive, for the manufacture of different articles in gold and silver, and of gold and silver thread. This table is based upon official figures from the Stamp Office, whose mark guarantees the fineness of the gold and silver used in such articles.

It is necessary to add that, in addition, a considerable quantity of precious metal enters into the manufacture of various objects, in compositions lower in standard than 250/1000 fine. Such compositions are considered, under the law, as imitations, and are not required to be stamped. Their importance, as affecting this question, can not, therefore, be ascertained.

Much fine gold and silver is also used in gilding, silvering, enameling, plating of mirrors, etc. But it has not been possible to obtain any information approaching to accuracy upon the quantities of these metals so used, and especially as the persons in those trades make use chiefly of coins, ducats or silver florins.


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Source: Proceedings of the International Monetary Conference: Held in Compliance with the Invitation Extended to European Governments - 1887

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CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION - TORONTO - 1913

The following exhibits were shown from Austria: Wilhelm Kunz, Vienna, jewelry; P. Grunwald, Vienna, metal goods; Philip Kohn, Vienna, watches; Wolf, Baad and Company, of Vienna, and Bruder Lokesh of Prague, metal ware; Mathe, Salcher & Sohne, Vienna, brass and metal buttons; Anton Havel, Vienna, German silver mesh bags; Friedrich Diamant and Company, Gablong, jewelry; Wolkenstein & Gluckselig, Vienna, silver goods; Arthur Krupp, Berndorf, metal goods; John Zekert & Sohn, Meistersdorf, Bohemia, bronze ware; Arthur Rubinstein, Vienna, artistic bronze goods.

Source: The Metal Industry - October 1913

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GUSTAV SIMON

Bauernmarkt 7, Wien


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Gustav Simon - Wien - 1873

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HIERONYMOUS (JERONÝM) GROHMANN

Prague


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Hieronymus Grohmann - Leipzig and Prague - 1847


An example of the work and marks of Hieronymous (Jeroným) Grohmann:

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The maker is Hieronymous (Jeroným) Grohmann, born 12 Sep 1803 in Langenau (now in the Czech Republic) the son of Franz (František) Grohmann, a goldsmith of Schaiba (also now in the Czech Republic). He was apprenticed 1816-1821 to Kašpar Kerlický, became a master on 3 Jun 1833 and a citizen of Prague-Neustadt on 2 Mar 1835. He held a warrant as court goldsmith in Prague (hence the Habsburg "doppeladler" mark), and received a license to open a gold, silver and metalware factory from the Bohemian government in 1846. However, he retired owing to ill health in 1847 and died 1 Dec 1859 in Prague. The firm was coninued by his (second) wife Aloysia Ippold (1813-1871) and later his son Karel (1837-aft. 1900) until the 1880s. Exhibited London (1851, 1862), Paris (1855, 1867) & Vienna (1873). The company was known for a high level of technical skill and is generally regarded as one of the best central European makers of the 19th century.

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ANTON MEIXNER

Wien

An example of the work and mark of Anton Meixner from 1791:

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FRANZ J. BERG

Kleinseite 465, Prag


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Franz J. Berg - Prague - 1847

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AUSTRIAN EXPORT MARK

Austrian export mark in use from 1922 until 1925:

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Member Qrt.S wrote:

For a short period 1921(22)-1925 Austria used an export mark like this winged Mercury cap (the upper mark). The lowest mark, the girl with number 3 is a Polish import mark for silver in the fineness of 800/1000 and used 1920-1963. Hereby we can decide the year of manufacturing. It is between 1921 and 1925.

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BABIRAD & ZEMEN

Wien


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Member Bahner wrote:

Hello, that is Babirad and Zemen (Johann Babirad; Josef Zemen, sometimes written "Zeman"), active well into the 1930ies, Zemen may have been active after that. The pattern was shared by several makers, believe it is originally a Klinkosch pattern (name and number escape me) and was also produced in a plated version, which is quite common and mostly appears with the marks of Krupp Berndorf. Regards, Bahner

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THE 15 LOTH MARK

An example of the rarely seen 15 Loth mark:

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Wien - 15 loth - 1835

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ANTONIUS GERSTNER

Varasd


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AG - Varasd - 1849


Member huszas76 wrote:

The city is Varasd. The maker is Gerstner Antal (Anton Gerstner). He worked in Esztergom, before he moved to Varasd (in the '40), and used the same maker mark in both cities.

Antonius Gerstner born in Esztergom 28. V. 1818. in the Hungarian Kingdom. His father was Joannes Gerstner watchmaker. Married in 6. VII. 1841.
Joannes Gerstner died in 1835., his widow in 1841. They had 9 childrens, whom divided the heritage. When he got his part, he moved away from Esztergom, and asked a permission to reside from the council in Varasd. He asked the be citizen in Varasd in 1846, he got the rights in 1847.

The sources tell the known items from his works.

Mentioned in Varasd in 1854 in an Adressbuch from Wien, in 1862, in another Adressbuch in Nürnberg, and in a 3. one from 1870, again in Nürnberg.

He died in Varasd, 28. VIII. 1890.

Sources: Somogyi Árpád: Esztergom régi ötvösművészetéről (In. Művészettörténeti Értesítő, 1867. page 141.-150.)
Grotte András: ADatok a Magyarországi ötvösség történetéhez I. (Esztergom-Pest-Buda-Varasd) (In. Művészettörténeti Értesítő, 1998. page 235-241)
Ivan Bach: Varazdinski Zlatari Juraj Kunic (1777-1831) i njegov sin Vinko (1801-1841) (In Radovi IPU 7 1983)



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Varasd in Hungarian should be Warasdin in German or Varazdin in Croatian.


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Postby dognose » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:11 am

THEODOR DÖRR

Wien


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Member wolfgang wrote:

Hallmark is Dianas head with "A" just right beside Dianas nose? That is Vienna after 1872 till 1922 and the maker is Theodor Dörr.
Ref. Dr Waltraud Neuwirth "Wiener Gold- und Silberschmiede und ihre Punzen 1867-1922"

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