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Hartmut Mueller
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Unknown marks on a silver waxjack

created 29 Oct. 2017, 15:25
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Can anyone supply information about this waxjack, which i think is from around 1880. It´s silver, but i don´t know the hallmarks.
SteveDWollongong2
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RE: Unknown marks on a silver waxjack

created 29 Oct. 2017, 20:29
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Hi Hartmut,

As the fineness mark is shown in millesimal...ie 800 rather than earlier systems(loth), I agree that the piece is most likely made somewhere between 1880 and 1910. I suspect it may be a Hanau piece, with the top mark possibly being a poorly struck crescent and crown. The other mark looks like either the letter n, m or w in a circle. the font looks correct for Neresheimer but his were all in shield shaped cartouches and yours appears to be a circle.

Also you refer to the piece as a waxjack. These were popular in the 18th C and so rather strange to see one so late. In saying that, Hanau silversmiths were renowned for making ″new″ antiques. Could you please show a picture of the whole piece?

thanks,
Steve
Hartmut Mueller
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RE: Unknown marks on a silver waxjack

created 4 Now. 2017, 18:07
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Hi Steve,
thanks for your help.
Sorry for my late answer, i´ve been away for a few days.
I don´t know how i can attach any pictures to this mail.
If you kindly let me know your mail adress, i´ll be happy to send more pictures.
Thanks and regards.
Hartmut

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