Can anyone identify these silver marks?

Discussion in 'Silver' started by christinamaria, Sep 18, 2020.


I need help identifying this old silver 11" vase. It is from an Italian man who lived North Italy.

  1. There is a crown over a fleur de lis, and a circular mark with lines and a heart?

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  2. A silver dealer said it was German but I cannot find the marks. I know it dates prior to 1940.

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  3. Thank you.

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  1. christinamaria

    christinamaria New Member

  2. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE The worst prison is a closed heart

  3. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

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  4. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I'm no European silver wonk either, but they look like Hanau marks from here too. @MrNate will have the last word.
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  5. christinamaria

    christinamaria New Member

    I think you are right. The marks do look the same. I am so happy to have the information you provided. Thank you. I am delighted to know what it is.
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  6. MrNate

    MrNate Well-Known Member

  7. MrNate

    MrNate Well-Known Member

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    MrNate Well-Known Member

  9. MrNate

    MrNate Well-Known Member

    I think houseful found the best/closest marks. But the issue I'm having is when looking at other Neresheimer silver items, the quality looks quite different to me. I would think perhaps we could find similar styles of vases or other Neresheimer work with rams heads, but so far I haven't found much.
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  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Big Deal !
    Just having the Silver Surfer on the case is reassuring !!!!!!! :happy::happy::happy::woot::woot::woot:
  11. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    The problem with Hanau marks is that they are all "pseudo marks" - designed to look like "known" marks from countries with official marking systems, but in no way controlled. There are also many Hanau makers whose marks are undocumented and unknown. The 2 partial marks we see on this piece were not used exclusively by a single maker. There may be other hiding else (just like Dutch marks they are often spread out on a piece and have to be searched out.)
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