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English translation: poinçon carré (a type of hallmark)

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French term or phrase:Poinçon carré ... maillechort argenté
English translation:poinçon carré (a type of hallmark)
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17:22 Apr 11, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
French term or phrase: Poinçon carré / maillechort argenté
Couteau de table, manche en maillechort argenté, patine ancienne, lame en acier inoxydable. Garantie Poinçon carré "Métal argenté".

That's guaranteed hallmark "silver plate"?
And handle in nickel silver plate?
Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 00:33
poinçon carré does not translate
Explanation:
"Le poinçonnage
Chaque pièce est marquée d'un poinçon carré qui représente la signature légale du métal argenté français.Ce poinçon est symbolisé par un carré parfait dans lequel sont inscrits :
- le chiffre l ou ll correspondant à la qualité de la fabrication, le chiffre l indiquant l'épaisseur la plus importante.
- le symbole propre à l'orfèvre qui a fabriqué la pièce.
- ses initiales."
This is like the "925" you see in other countries which attests to the grade of silver.

Maillechort argenté = silver-plated nickel. (Washes better in dishwashers than silver).
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Parrot
Spain
Local time: 00:33
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salamat po, ate
;-)
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nahallmarkGrace Kenny
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poinçon carré does not translate


Explanation:
"Le poinçonnage
Chaque pièce est marquée d'un poinçon carré qui représente la signature légale du métal argenté français.Ce poinçon est symbolisé par un carré parfait dans lequel sont inscrits :
- le chiffre l ou ll correspondant à la qualité de la fabrication, le chiffre l indiquant l'épaisseur la plus importante.
- le symbole propre à l'orfèvre qui a fabriqué la pièce.
- ses initiales."
This is like the "925" you see in other countries which attests to the grade of silver.

Maillechort argenté = silver-plated nickel. (Washes better in dishwashers than silver).

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 00:33
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 18
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salamat po, ate
;-)
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hallmark


Explanation:
There is a word in Engish for what you describe, and it is hallmark.

I know you have chosen an answer, but for future reference.....

Grace Kenny
Local time: 23:33
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Apr 21, 2006 - Changes made by Marcus Malabad:
Term asked » Poinçon carré / maillechort argenté
FieldArt/Literary » Tech/Engineering
Field (specific)(none) » Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting


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