Knottekistje, real or pseudomarks?

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Vantlicht
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Knottekistje, real or pseudomarks?

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Sorry for the bad photos, but could somebody help me with this knottekistje. Does it have pseudomarks or is it real? It looks a lot like Voet C28, but I am not sure. Help is appreciated.

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Re: Knottekistje, real or pseudomarks?

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These are three pseudo marks, crowned L pseudo year letter (#207), lion rampant facing left pseudo town mark of Leeuwarden (#585), pseudo duty mark hatchet(#447).
(The hatchet, the 1853 duty mark for old silver objects of national origin returned to the trade. In accordance with several resolutions with further clarifications, this mark was intended for objects with the hallmarks of the ancient Netherlands silversmiths companies.The use of this mark was abolished in 1927 for two reasons: 1st . The lack of knowledge of the old marks has caused this mark to be sometimes struck on old foreign objects. 2nd. this mark had often been counterfeited and used to give objects an antique aura.
This type of boxes, so called knottenkistje are still made today.

Peter.

Source; K. A. Citroen, Valse Zilvermerken in Nederland

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Re: Knottekistje, real or pseudomarks?

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Thanks Peter
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