Silver ear helmet, maker?

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Vantlicht
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Silver ear helmet, maker?

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This silver ear helmet? is marked with a makersmarks which look like a crown and D2 or DZ. However I cannot find a match in my books and on internet. So help is welcome...

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Re: Silver ear helmet, maker?

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Silver Ear-iron
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oorijzer
The Groningen ear-iron is difficult to distinguish from the Frisian. The Groninger is a bit narrower, and it leaves the top of the head uncovered.
The helmet-shaped ear-iron, made of thin silver, consists of two contiguous halves that can be attached to each other on top with a (often disappeared) chain. The accompanying gold or silver gilded pins/corner pieces on either side consist of dense filigree work with small plates in various shapes. Often the owners initials were punched in. A transparent bonnet was worn over the ear-iron, part of the typical regional Groningen dress.
https://www.deverhalenvangroningen.nl/a ... 20welstand.

Makers mark D2 under a crown for Imen Harms Deelman or Fa. (Firm) Brothers Deelman, registered in Groningen, this particular used 1878-1886. Until 1863 or 1868 in collaboration with G.J. Deelman. Started around 1851. The three Deelman brothers: Ime Harm Deelman (1820-1899), Wessel Hinderikus Deelman (1817-1903) and Geert Jaxon Deelman (1822-1899).
https://geheugen.delpher.nl/nl/platform ... 1%3AZ12-75
Are there no hallmarks also check the pins/corner pieces for a hallmark.

Peter.

Source; Waarborgholland, ˜Netherlands' Responsibility Marks since 1797. Jean- Pierre van Rijen, Groninger keur zilver uit Stad en Ommelanden
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Re: Silver ear helmet, maker?

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Thanks Peter! Also marked with yearletter 1881, lion and minervahead.
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