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Author Topic: Old German Bowl and Silver Stand - need i.d. help please  (Read 2460 times)

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Offline eglass

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Re: Old German Bowl and Silver Stand - need i.d. help please
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2009, 10:01:25 PM »
Wanted to update everyone on this old thread. :)

Marcus did an incredible job identifying this piece and sharing some great background info on the probable maker. We kind of put it on the back burner for a few months, which turned into a year....funny how the really interesting pieces keep finding their way to the BACK of the display cabinet, hidden away. ;)  Okay, I kind of liked having it around.

Anyway, recently we were able to find out more about the silver stand that the Pallme bowl sits on. The assayer letter "C" was incongruous with the timeframe of the rest of the piece, so there was concern that it was a marriage. Not so, as it turns out.

"Regarding Kelli's Hamburg silver & glass bowl in newsletter #56,
Tardy’s listing of the Hamburg assayer’s letters is very superficial.
The letter “C” here is from the third cycle of letters, and was that
of assayer Friedrich Christoph Greve, working 1829-1854.  The maker
“NOACK” is Johann Friedrich August Noack (ca. 1788-1856), Master 1816
and retired 1847.  The bowl, therefore, can be dated to the more
reasonable range of 1829-1847." 

This is now consistent with Marcus' identification of the glassmaker.


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