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iconnumber posted 08-15-2004 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tiktik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The marks below are on a large French hollow ware clock in Art Deco style circa 1920. There is a remote possibility that it is the mark of the Puiforcat workshop in Mexico that denotes country of origin (not signature). If you have a printer please try printing it as it prints much clearer with better resolution than the image you are looking at.

Many thanks for any information.

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iconnumber posted 08-15-2004 01:42 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is some information that might help you to determine the maker of your clock. Jean E. Puiforcat lived in Mexico during WW II, from 1941-1945. He set up a Mexican workshop that produced items in silver (not plate) from 1942-1945. Production from this era was quite limited and is therefore very rare. Your clock would not seem to be the right period or material for Puiforcat's Mexican work. His Mexican mark is very well illustrated in the definitive book on his life and work entitled "Jean Puiforcat" by F. de Bonneville. The mark is the initials JP enclosing a Greek letter Omega in a circular reserve. Below the reserve are JEAN PUIFORCAT S. DE R.L., PARQUE MELCHOR OCAMPO 64, MEXICO, D.F. centered on three separate lines. Puiforcat returned to France at the end of the war in 1945, and died of a massive heart attack the day after his return.

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