Danish Silverplate Mark Help

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  1. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to figure out the maker for this piece - stands 7" in height. I can find many examples of this mark but nobody seems to know who the maker is.
    Any ideas appreciated!
    thanks for looking.
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  2. Messilane

    Messilane Well-Known Member

    I found a page of "Viking salts" that had this -

    "This ship has four markings. From left to right, they are: the Danish two-tower mark that stands for silverplate (solid silver is indicated by three towers). Next is the word "ENERET", which means 'patent' or 'monopoly', and indicates exclusive use of a design. Next is a mark which so far I have been unable to identify. And finally, in an oval, the word "ASTRAL" with two wavy lines below it, also so far unidentified."

    You have to scroll down almost to the bottom to see it.

    I'll see what else I can find.
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  3. Messilane

    Messilane Well-Known Member

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  4. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    Thanks Messilane! Yes, I found that one and they don't know the mark either:(
    Sorry, didn't see your other post - I found that one also.
    Several pieces with this mark and nobody knows who made it though
  5. Messilane

    Messilane Well-Known Member

    So . . . two Danish blokes in a shed? :)

    Watch - one of the silver peeps will come along and say who it is right off the bat.
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  6. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    lol, 'two Danish blokes in a shed?'
  7. coreya

    coreya Well-Known Member

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  8. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I'm in the "two Danish blokes in a shed" camp myself!

    I see that monogram to the right of ENERET as either VA or AV. Both combinations appear in the list of known Danish makers, but neither has an actual example shown.
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  9. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    I think those are x's ,Bakers. I gather 'eneret" means copyright ?
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  10. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    thanks folks!
    I think the letters are VA or AV also.
    Yes, eneret means 'to have the sole right to use'
    You would think with this many examples that the maker would be known.
  11. Ladybranch

    Ladybranch Well-Known Member

    "two Danish blokes" is all I could come up with. I have looked off and on since seeing this query with no luck on the maker either. I also think "AV" because in Messi link (reply #3) the cross line on the "A" is visible. In Messi's link (reply #2) the mark is 2 Xs - not the same as in her other reply. I have found one other mention of silverplate marked with AV and Astrad. No pic of the mark is included:
    Scroll down to "1014-0477" "Four Piece Danish Silver Plated Coffee Set c1930's"

    I looked at the listings of Danish silversmith's using the initials AV. The only one I could spot was an Arnold Vegghamer - Færøerne 1982 - 1992. This was too late to be the maker because the 2 tower mark for Danish silver plate was used only from "ca. 1890s to 1930s." Anyways I could only find a silver bracelet claiming to be by him with the pic too poor to make out the "AV."

    In case it is suppose to be VA, the only Danish maker using "VA" I could spot was a V. Aagren - Copenhagen 1893 - 1937. On the examples of his mark I could spot, he used V.A, side-by-side letters, with the silver purity number.

    No luck at all for a maker using the mark Astral with waves as their maker's mark.

    --- Susan
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2015
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  12. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    Thank-you Susan for all your looking:) I guess they will remain an unknown maker.
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  13. Dancer

    Dancer New Member

    If you find out what it is, please let me know. I have a cocktail fork with the same symbols without the Astral. it has a beautiful Celtic/Danish dragon head on the handle. Looks like it might be from the 1920s 1930s.
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  14. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  15. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    I don't believe I ever found out anymore information on the mark, truthfully though I don't even remember the piece:)
    lol, yup, a blast from the past:)
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  16. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Huh, didn't see this first time round - seem to recall having the mark on one of my pieces, but can't recall if I'd tracked it down. When I get a chance, will look through the references/notes I have available here with me...

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