A stanhope with a curious mark.

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A stanhope with a curious mark.

Postby Granmaa » Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:05 pm

This is a little silver Stanhope in the form of a fish taking a piece of bait.

Its body is made of eight seperate pieces. The picture itself is a girl kneeling beside her bed and the Lord's prayer beside her.

There is a tiny mark stamped on the tail, which I have magnified vastly; it looks like a lizard perhaps.

I'd like to know where it came from if possible.

Miles

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Postby georgiansilver » Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:42 am

Unable to make out the mark but the style of the fish looks like French around 1900-20. Have you checked French hallmarks against it? Best wishes, Mike.

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Postby Granmaa » Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:08 am

Thanks for your help Mike; I didn't see anything similar in the French hallmarks page.
I'll try and post a better picture this afternoon, but the mark is only 1mm long so its rather tricky.
Do you think its more likely to be a maker's mark or a standard mark?

Miles
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Postby Granmaa » Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:11 pm

I really can't do any better than this I'm afraid; does anyone recognize this shape?

Miles

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