Silver tobacco box, maker?

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Vantlicht
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Silver tobacco box, maker?

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This Tobacco box with a nice farm on it is marked, but unclear to me. Who can help me?
Thanks in advance!

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Re: Silver tobacco box, maker?

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An image of year letter and assay office mark should be helpful.

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Re: Silver tobacco box, maker?

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Postimages server is down. It is Netherland`s lion 1814-1953, number 2 for .833.
Minerva head should be enlarged enough to identify Assay Office letter code.
Maker`s mark is probably rotated at 90 degrees; anyway Peter will recognize it, just try to take close up of ALL marks.
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The maker's mark could read BM above 90 in square for; Bastiaan Meijer, started in Schoonhoven on 16-2-1850. On 17-9-1860 he stopped working in Schoonhoven on moved to the city of Middelburg where he continued as silversmith, using same maker's marks. Known maker of engraved snuff boxes.

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Source; Zilversmeden van de stad Schoonhoven S.A.C. Begeer, E. Hak, L. Linhart-du Cloux
Netherlands' Responsibility marks from 1797 Waarborg Gouda, edition 2009.
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Re: Silver tobacco box, maker?

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Thanks Peter, I could not post anything because the server was down, but yearletter d from 1863 matches with your determination!
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Or not, because he worked till 1860 :(
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No, correct, I forgot to add that Bastiaan Meijer continued to work in Middelburg as a silversmith until 1900.

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Okay, thanks!
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