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dragonflywink

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iconnumber posted 02-13-2005 04:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hoping for some help on this one, a lovely shell pattern salt spoon (3-1/16" long), has a "12" lothige mark and another mark (maker?) that looks to me like a chalice over a "W". The marks are in the bowl. Can't seem to get any decent pictures today, so did a quick sketch of the makers mark. It's a very heavy, well made piece, guessing it to date to the mid-19th century(?).

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sazikov2000

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iconnumber posted 02-13-2005 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sazikov2000     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The hallmark is from the firm:
Bruno Wiskemann
Br�ssel (Bruxeles, Belgium)
13, Rue d�Arenberg
(By the way, German or Austrian firms n e v e r hallmarked theire silver on at once visible locations!)
Hope that helps
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dragonflywink

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iconnumber posted 02-13-2005 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Sazikov! The mark placement seemed unusual, but knew it wasn't French, Belgian makes sense. Do you by any chance know the dates Wiskemann was(is?) in production?

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iconnumber posted 02-13-2005 07:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sazikov2000     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Wiskemann family is a wellknown silversmith dynasty in Belgium and still existent. To learn more go to: Orfevrerie WISKEMANN
Sazikov2000

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Silverware Wiskemann late 20th early 21th century.
(Study Conducted By Jacqueline Breckpot member of the Silver Society of Belgium.)

Designers:
Claire Bataille

Claire Bataille was born on 10 April 1940. Interior designer, Nationaal Hoger Instituut voor Bouwkunst in Stedebouw, Antwerpen, 1961.
Hoger Kunstonderwijn, Antwerpen, magna cum laude, 1962.

1968
Creation of engineering Claire Bataille & Paul's Ibens Design:
- Realization of interior architecture and office projects as well as shops,
- Realization of several architectures of houses in collaboration with various architects,
- Renovation of old buildings in collaboration with various architects,
- Creating furniture and carpets.

1969-1973
Professor of drawing and composition in space at the College de la Cambre in Brussels.

1978
Achievement, with Paul Ibens, a prefabrication system "78 +" for which they received the "Golden Acronym".

1989-1997
Member of the Board of Nationaal Hoger Instituut voor Bouwkunst in Stedebouw, Antwerpen.

1995
Creating Ibens & Battle sprl only for creating furniture and objects and tracking their production.

1996
Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Architecture, Brussels.

1997
Council Member 'Centrum voor Architectuur in Design' Kortrijk.

Ag +
"Ag +" is the result of an intense collaboration between Claire Bataille and Paul Ibens: their projects are timeless and functional.

The signing of the goldsmith is visible: sobriety transmitted over the years. Wiskemann guarantees for more than a century the quality of its jewelery, cutlery for everyday, one of a lifetime. A craft that has preserved over time, a long Belgian tradition.

The cutlery is manufactured from a sheet with a thickness and cutting are based on the article to be made. The blank is laminated, that is to say that its thickness where it is needed is changed. Indeed, in a spoon for example, the bowl must be thinner than the branch of the spoon. Then this piece of metal is stamped between two carved matrices that give it its shape and design of the print style canopy. Once the part is manufactured, it is polished in several phases: the coarse polishing, polishing with pumice spray, brushing with brushes of different types and forms adapted to the workpiece and finally giving the buffering bright mirror.

The silverware is identified by its title and the silver punch signature. The punch Wiskemann is deposited at the Royal Mint of Belgium, it identifies the manufacturer and guarantee quality in Wiskemann all items meet quality specifications I.

"Ag +" is produced in two versions: sterling silver and silver.

For more information: WOW, tel. and fax. 050/61.33.54.
www.whenobjectswork.com

Paul Ibens

Born July 20, 1939

Interior designer, Nationaal Hoger Instituut voor Bouwkunst in Stedebouw, Antwerpen, 1961. Hoger kunstonderwijs, Antwerpen, magna cum laude, 1962.

In 1968.
Creation of engineering Ibens Claire Bataille & Design:
- Realization of interior architecture and office projects as well as shops, restaurants, showrooms.
- Achievements of several architectures of houses and villas in collaboration with various architects.
- Renovation of old buildings in collaboration with various architects.
- Creation of furniture and carpets.

From 1970 to 1976.
Reader Nationaal Instituut voor Bouwkunst Stedebouw in the first year interior architecture, color harmony and professor of practice, Antwerpen.

From 1976 to 1999.
Full professor at the same institute.

1978.
Realization with Claire Bataille, a prefabrication system wooden "78 +" for which they received the "Golden Acronym".

1995.
Creating Ibens & Battle sprl only for creating furniture and objects and tracking their production.

Claire Bataille & Paul Ibens.

Claire Bataille (1940) and Paul Ibens (1939) both studied at the Henry Van de Velde Institute in Antwerp.

In 1968 they opened their engineering Ibens Battle & Design, specializing in interior design of private homes, offices, shops and restaurants. They also performed in conjunction with architects, various projects for home and buildings. They work mainly in Belgium, as in France, Switzerland, Germany, Turkey and the United States.

In 1978, they created "78 +" a system of prefabricated wood with which they were honored in the same year the "Sigle d'Or".

Both taught at the Institute Claire Bataille de la Cambre in Brussels and Paul Ibens to Van de Velde Institute in Antwerp.

In 1995 they decided to establish a new company, Ibens & Battle, in order to develop their creations of furniture and accessories on orders for industrial production. Worthy of note is the great success of the Commercial H2O collection for the Belgian company Bulo which has given a new identity in the office.

Other manufacturers are Obumex, Durlet, Drabert, Val-Saint-Lambert, Wiskemann and Light. The most recent collection of benches and tables in production at Appart also knows more and more successful.

Today their team consists of five employees:
- Luc Bogaerts,
- Iris Van der Schueren
- Titania Vandevelde
- Tom and Huycke
- Sandrine Leclercq.


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