French Gold Hallmark?

Discussion in 'Silver' started by FriscoP60, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. FriscoP60

    FriscoP60 New Member

    image.jpeg Can anyone tell me if this mark was only used for gold? 925 1000 has it as a strictly gold hallmark (when in a perfectly round cartouche that ends at the neck, as opposed to the oblong oval cartouche with the same mark, which could be silver or gold). Is their any reason to think 925 is incorrect?
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  2. FriscoP60

    FriscoP60 New Member


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  4. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure what the item is. Is it a church piece?
    Is the mark you are showing on the item or on the gold medallion?
    Could the base be sterling with gold medallions?
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  5. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Cluttered - see Frisco's other thread about a chalice supposed (by him) to have been used during Napoleon's coronation. It's in the Antiques Discussion forum.
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  6. FriscoP60

    FriscoP60 New Member

    The mark is on an early 19th century chalice. Here are more of the hallmarks: image.jpeg
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  7. FriscoP60

    FriscoP60 New Member

    The reason I ask is according to 925 1000 that round cartouche face mark ending at the neck should be a gold mark . I tested it very gently and it tests as gold. I brought it into a pawn shop and they swore its plated. image.jpeg
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  8. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    That's hebrew writing above the J C C in the diamond mark.....

    that's all I got...
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  10. FriscoP60

    FriscoP60 New Member

    Thank you. Yeah that was Jean-Charles Cahier's mark I believe 1801 through 1809.
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  11. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Missed that thread.
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