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iconnumber posted 09-27-2004 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for vathek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm researching a recent acquisition and find myself playing the game of match the form to the marks and see if it all adds up, and as frequently happens have reached a dead end. I believe this 4.5" bowl is Swedish, from the town of Halmstad, and possibly dates from 1696. The first mark is a crowned sheaf of wheat (crown top worn) as shown in Tardy pg 379. Then there is what is probably a maker's mark (possibly F T); date letter H, then a zigzag test mark. The form and marks all seem plausible for the date. Would appreciate other opinions.

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iconnumber posted 10-29-2009 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hose_dk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
if we asume that Halmstad is correct and I think you are right,'JF there is a maker. Johan Falkman 1721 dies 1734 vidow continues untill 1736.

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iconnumber posted 10-30-2009 07:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for vathek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hose_dk: thanks for the info. If I can find the bowl I'll take a closer look at the maker's mark and see if JF works.

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