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Hammered Silver Arts & Crafts Brooch & Buttons. Help with signature?

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Posted 6 months ago


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I love this set, it is beautifully made but I can't figure out what the signature is, or what the other marks might be. I am fairly sure it is silver and it has a lovely hammered surface with age patination. The brooch has a trombone type clasp and is just a little over 2 inches across. The buttons are also signed and are 1 inch across.
The signature is FL then possibly 'vauge' or 'rauge'. I am hopeful that someone out there will recognise it and let me know. It's difficult to research as nothing seems to come up for the various combinations of letters that I have tried.
I don't know anything about the history as it was something that I bought on eBay a few years ago, but it definitely looks like early 1900's arts & crafts and such a great design that I am sure the designer/maker must be known.

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  1. kyratango kyratango, 6 months ago
    It is silver, your set seems to bear the French silver hallmark boar's head 1838/1962

    The makers mark is typically french in lozange shape, I can't read the initials on it, but seems it isn't F L who must be the designer/artist.

    Can't either decipher the whole signature... perhaps the stamps on the buttons are clearer?
  2. vintiquechique vintiquechique, 6 months ago
    The signature is really tiny and as well as the little boar's head mark there is another tiny mark with writing in it. I will try to get a better macro lens to zoom in if I can. Thanks for your comments kyratango :)

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