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Unknown marks on silver cup

Hello. I have recently acquired a silver cup with a touchmark in a diamond shape with the initials "TT" flanking what might be a feather. Next to this is a bearded man in profile. Just below the outer rim is another profile, this time of what looks like a female wearing a wreath. The cup is 2 3/4" tall and about the same in diameter at the top. I can send photos if this would be helpful. I am no expert, but would guess the date of the cup to be early 19th century, and either American or English. I would love to know who made this piece, and when and where. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Re: Unknown marks on silver cup

Zachary,

Good clear photos of the marks and a photo showing the whole cup might help.

John

Re: Unknown marks on silver cup

Zach,

Thanks for sending me the pictures. I like the cup. I believe it is French, made in Paris, likely between 1819 and 1838. I haven't been able to identify the maker's mark - the mark with the 2 T's with the quill between. I suggest you upload the pictures to this site so that someone else might be able to identify the maker.

John

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John-
Thanks for the lastest info. The dates are about what I thought. The French attribution makes sense as the cup was found in Louisiana back in the 1960s. How do I upload pics to site?
Regards - Zach

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Zach,

I have taken the liberty of writing a little html code to show your pictures.

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John

Re: Unknown marks on silver cup

John - Thanks for posting my pics, and again for all your help.
Zach

Re: Re: Unknown marks on silver cup

Zach,

I've identified the maker of your cup as "Theodor Tonnelier" working in Paris after 1798. Go to this page, http://www.925-1000.com/Ffrench_makers_05.html ,
and scroll down until you come to the Tonnelier mark.

John

Re: Re: Re: Unknown marks on silver cup

Thanks again. Much appreciated.
Zach