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Art Deco1309 of 1962lighted holland mold peacock Print of a Black Haired Woman and two Dogs...Found in Storage Shed.
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Posted 2 years ago

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vetraio50
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I have a taste for things Dutch. I also like silver.
I bought these silver salts at a regular haunt. The silver marks are not the same as the English marks that we normally see here in Australia. But it does resemble the English system because there are four marks:
a) a maker's mark or "Meesterteken"
b) a lion rampant silver standard mark
c) the assay office mark or "Minervakop" &
d) a date letter.
Interestingly these salts were made during the Second World War. One of the salts bears the Letter "F" for 1940 and the other "G" for 1941. The Netherlands were invaded by the German Army on 10th May 1940.
http://www.925-1000.com/Fnetherlands_Date_Code.html
They are made of the second silver standard of Holland .833/1000 indicated by a 2 between the Lion's legs.
On the Minervakop is the letter "A" that indicates that they were assayed in Amsterdam. Mind you the letter is not always that obvious. There were 17 different assay offices. I don't have a complete list of them yet but what I have gathered so far is this list:
A = Amsterdam
B = Utrecht
C = Den Haag
F = Leeuwarden
K = 's Hertogenbosch
M = Schoonhoven
The Makers mark is different as well. It reads: S2V
I've found out on the net that this would refer to a firm in Amsterdam and Zaandam: W.S. & A.s. Vet also known as S. I Vet & Zonen (sons),

These salts are very much in the German Art Deco taste of the period. I especially like the ball feet and the planishing on the salts.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks scandinavian_pieces & BELLIN68! Amy & Sean too!
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks czechman & miKKoChristmas11 too!
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks bratjdd & Woman34 too!
  4. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    Your table must look fantastic when you throw a dinner party.
  5. VolDeNuit, 2 years ago
    These are gorgeous!!
    All this talk of low-sodium diets... lets raise the flag for putting salters back on tabletops! Especially when they're as beautiful as these!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    True! I now cook without salt and control the amounts myself by having it on the table; in a glass salt, I do admit. Thanks again!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Perfumer!
  8. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Very beautiful, you did a heavy study in Dutch hallmark system and know more about it than I, a Dutch girl, compliments!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks agram! I've tried to break out of the constraints of 'English Hallmarks only mentality' .There is so much great design on the "Continent" and beyond.
  10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    STUNNING:)!!!!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks yet again SEAN!
  12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    Your very welcome Kevin!!!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT 'n SEAN TOO!

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