Theoderich is most likely right about the Romanian origin of the basket.
Bacău (German: Bakau),located in Moldavia region in the east of the country.
Many silversmiths from Balkan countries were trained in Austria-Hungary and when returned back home used Loth standards and even created their own town mark punches.
Theoderich wrote:I have seen similar marks. But I think it is not German. Probably Rumania ...
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