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Silver Collecting39 of 68Eduard Friedmann Secessionist Hammered Silver Dish A Few More Metal Detecting Finds
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Posted 2 years ago

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Christo
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The first dish is 3 3/4" across and 1" deep.The face of coin says: LUD DELPHINI ET MARIE JOS-POL-REGIS ELECT SAX FILLIE CONNUBIUM IX FEBRUARII M DCC XLVII.The back side says:LUD XV REX CHRISTIANNIS .The second dish is 4 1/8" across at the handles and 1" deep from the rim.The face says:FRANC IOS I D G AVSTRIAE IMPERATOR.The back says GAL 2FL(upside down) LOD ILL REX A A 1892.I've had these for a long time and can't find anything about them!

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    The first coin celebrates the second marriage of Louis Dauphin of France to Marie Josèphe of Saxony. He had had an earlier marriage in 1744 when he was fifteen. But the bride died after the marriage of a first child: a daughter. He needed to marry again. He had a further eight children. He never became king of France, rather it was his son who became the infamous Louis XVI who lost his head at the guillotine.
    As Wikipedia says: On 10 January 1747, Louis was married by proxy at Dresden to Maria Josepha of Saxony, the 15-year-old younger daughter of Frederick Augustus II, Prince-Elector of Saxony and King of Poland and his wife, Archduchess Maria Josepha of Austria. A second marriage ceremony took place in person at Versailles on 9 February 1747.
    This medal celebrates that second marriage ceremony in Versailles.

    I can't clearly see the mark on the foot of the dish.

    The second dish is an Austrian Franz Joseph 2 Florin. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Joseph_I_of_Austria
    The mark at the bottom of that dish is upside down but I believe it is the mark used on .800 silver by the Republic of Austria after 1922. The image is of a toucan, interestingly, I think, rather than the hoopoe bird. There should be two other marks next to the toucan: a 4 to the top right and I can see a W at the bottom left. The W tells us that it was assayed in Vienna.
    http://www.925-1000.com/Faustria_03.html

    Nice dishes. Interesting coins too!
  2. Christo, 2 years ago
    Thank you both for your insite.I've added a new picture of the mark on the dish with the handles.Any ideas as to maker.Christo
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Hi Christo.
    The makers mark looks like OO or is it OD?.
    I haven't found a reference to OO. But if .....
    OD = Oscar Julius Dietrich (1853-1940): active in Vienna, 1881-1924?Partecipated in the Exhibition in Paris in 1900 and 1925. Executed designs by Franz Delavilla, Emanuel Josef Margold, Dagobert Peche and the architects Hans Bolek and A.O. Holub. The workshop closed in 1931.

    http://www.silvercollection.it/austriansilverhallmarks.html

    http://www.silvercollection.it/AUSTRIANOOO.html

    The mark on the other one is still a mystery to me because the photo is not clear.

    The re-use of coin silver is interesting, no?
  4. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Fascinating pieces, and this posting is a delight to read! Thank you. miKKo
  5. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    I love this!! outstanding!
  6. Hems303 Hems303, 2 years ago
    Nice pieces, really love them! Obviously the re-use of coins as centre pieces in dishes was quite usual at the time, more so than I realised when I bought my English version (I had never seen one before then!) :)

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/67702-queen-victoria-silver-dish?in=user

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