Discussion in 'Metalware' started by Matt Johnson, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. Matt Johnson

    Matt Johnson Well-Known Member

    I wonder what does 'BF' stand for on gilt bronze pieces from the 19th century?

    I got this louis xv chandelier with those marks.
    As it appears there are many gilt bronze decorations on google wit that signature but I can't find what it stands for.
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  2. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    Short of a maker's mark, could it just mean, "bronze finish"?
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  3. Matt Johnson

    Matt Johnson Well-Known Member

    I don't know. It's certainly gilt brone
    Heres my chandelier received_3197397433614351.jpeg

    and here is the same BF mark on a decoration of a table

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  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Why don't you post a photograph of your chandelier when you've unveiled it? Hard to identify as is with 19th century. And an in-focus, close-up photograph of the BF mark?

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  5. Matt Johnson

    Matt Johnson Well-Known Member

    I only have a bad photo of it, it's in storage and really complicated to unwrap. I can eventually take a picture of that BF mark.
    It's okay tho, I just thought someone had any clue what 'BF' means.
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