Brass Cup or Beaker, Need ID

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by drea76, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. drea76

    drea76 New Member

    Hi all,
    I was hoping somebody could help me identify the maker of this brass cup or beaker. It has a partial maker's mark, along with a square stamp containing what appears to be a crescent moon and star. It measures approximately 3"h X 3" diameter at mouth. Many thanks! brass cup 1.jpg brass cup 2.jpg
     
  2. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Try looking up "M. De Buolz" brass
     
  3. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    19th century French silverplate, worn to the brass base - the partially obscured bottom mark should read 'PDERUOLZ', referring to Henri de Ruolz's electroplating patent (Ruolz-ware), the square mark would be the maker's and I can't quite make it out...


    ruolz-ware_mark.JPG


    ~Cheryl
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2019
  4. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    @DragonflyWink Interesting! Obviously? the same person as my "M. De Buolz" ..but my documents were sourced from the digital archive that probably used an OCR that read the original letterpress typeface for Ruolz as Buolz!

    I had this happen in the 90's when I OCR'd an old book on the care and repair of Japanese prints - Anything in the italic face, especially Japanese technical terms were mis-read and the whole book required quite a bit of proof-reading and editing to correct.
    I'm not sure Archive.org has enough manpower or the time to proof all the docs it digitizes ..so errors like this will crop up from time to time.

    Glad you sorted it though, well done!
     
  5. drea76

    drea76 New Member

    Thank you so much Cheryl, I do appreciate it!
     
  6. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Don't know that I sorted through anything, just posted information I've been aware of for years (Christofle used Ruolz's process, and the name appears on some of their old pieces).

    ~Cheryl
     
    Christmasjoy, blooey and i need help like this.
  7. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    I didn't say sorted thRough, I said "though"! Never mind:eek:
     
  8. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Sorry - misread "sorted it though" (an odd phrase to me), but still didn't do any type of sorting, just posted info...

    ~Cheryl
     
  9. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    sorted = corrected ...oh my!!
     
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