www.silver-collector.com
ask questions to antique silver experts
homeHome    FAQFAQ    SearchSearch   

Silver Collector is now Closed

Its been a good run but these days there are more active forums for silver collectors.
If you need help reading silver marks we recommend you visit 925-1000

Thanks to everyone who's contibuted over the years, especially our fantastic moderators.


Can anyone identify these marks PLEASE ??????

This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.

Home -> Reading Silver Hallmarks -> Can anyone identify these marks PLEASE ??????

Author Message
anthonypeake




Joined: 03 Jan 2007
Posts: 3
Location: Devon

Posted: 03/01/2007 
Post subject: Can anyone identify these marks PLEASE ??????
Reply with quote

Can anyone identify these marks PLEASE ?

GROUP OF 2 CONTINENTAL BAROQUE SILVER DISHES

Continental Silver two-handled dishes. Having repousse work in the Baroque taste depicting classical figures at center and nuts and flowers around rim. Indistinct hallmarks on inside of rim.

At least an 850 standard. 19th century. Each 19 cm diameter by 3 cm high. Total weight: 7 troy ounces

Description:

Plates2.jpg


Description:

Hallmark3.jpg




Last edited by anthonypeake on 03/01/2007; edited 2 times in total
Back to top  
Jonathan Franks
Site Admin



Joined: 12 Sep 2006
Posts: 191
Location: London

Posted: 03/01/2007 
Post subject: re: Can anyone identify these marks PLEASE ??????
Reply with quote

We probably can Wink

but the marks are rubbed and the pictures aren't great.

Could you post images of the pieces as well? There's lots of marks to check and the style and nature of the piece will help us to narrow down the search.

Regards

Jonathan
Back to top  
anthonypeake




Joined: 03 Jan 2007
Posts: 3
Location: Devon

Posted: 03/01/2007 
Post subject: re: Can anyone identify these marks PLEASE ??????
Reply with quote

I have added description and photo to aid you in helping me identify the marks.
Back to top  
Jonathan Franks
Site Admin



Joined: 12 Sep 2006
Posts: 191
Location: London

Posted: 04/01/2007 
Post subject: re: Can anyone identify these marks PLEASE ??????
Reply with quote

Hi Anthony,

You've got quite an interesting piece there.

The item itself is in the style of a 17th century 'saucer' (Although it is more ornate than the originals). At the time, the term 'saucer' meant a shallow bowl used for mixing sauces rather than today's meaning of a small plate for under your tea cup.

I am pretty confident that the marks are spurious (fake marks). They are similar to various continental marks from the period of the original 'saucers' but not quite right.

Collecting older silver became very fashionable in the Victorian period and a lot of reproductions were produced. Generally, these were marked inline with the hallmarking laws of the country in which they were produced and as such are easy to detect. However, The silver industry in Hanau, Germany produced a lot of reproductions with fantasy marks. The marks used varied but typically were chosen to be in keeping with the marks that would have been on the original.

As such, my best guess is that they are late Victorian in period (which would explain why they are so ornate) and were probably produced in one of the workshops in Hanau, Germany.

I hope that helps / Jonathan
Back to top  
Display posts from previous:   

Page 1 of 1 This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.


 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Use of this website constitutes an agreement to these Terms and Conditions
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group :: founded by I.Franks Antique Silver & David Shure Antique Silver & Antique Silver Flatware