Continental Cheese Server

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Continental Cheese Server

Postby admin » Thu May 18, 2006 8:25 pm

Came across this recently, the marks have me stumped. The shovel blade is marked for import into Austria-Hungary before 1891, import into Vienna, Austria after c.1930 (guess it took a vacation elsewhere in between). It origins are a mystery though, the maker's mark is the W, the symbol below it is possibly a mailed or gauntleted fist, the mark on the opposite side of the shaft is 800 above 3 letters, possibly MIL. My feeling is that it has Belgian or Italian origins, does anyone have a clue?
Thanks, Tom
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Postby georgiansilver » Sun May 21, 2006 3:17 am

Not much knowledge of them but perhaps German provinces....?
Best wishes, MIke.

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Re: Continental Cheese Server

Postby merlot » Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:45 pm

The W-mark is from Louis Wolfers (Brussels 1820-1892). You'll find interesting information on this maker on http://www.modernsilver.com/marchupdate ... Freres.htm
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Postby admin » Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:11 pm

Philippe,
Many thanks for solving the mystery and sending me to Martine D’Haeseleer's excellent article. I've read a couple of her online articles, but had not come across this one.
Best Regards, Tom


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