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English translation: Meistermarke on silver: Hallmark

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16:02 Jun 28, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
German term or phrase: Silberkannen, Silberschmied-Meister-Arbeiten, Empi
...die 2 Silberkannen (Kaffee und Tee) sind Silberschmied-Meister-Arbeiten aus der Empire-Zeit...dies ist aus der Kannenform, den Ornamenten und den Meister-Marken ersichtlich.
Ed Colaianni
Local time: 18:21
English translation:Meistermarke on silver: Hallmark
Explanation:
Dierks translation is fine, except for Meistermarke, which is a hallmark. There is absolutely no other word for it.Having been in the antique business for many years, I am absolutely certain about this.
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Carmen Berelson
United States
Local time: 12:21
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Summary of answers provided
naNothing really new, just more infoDan McCrosky
naMeistermarke on silver: HallmarkCarmen Berelson
nasee below
Dierk Seeburg
naThe two silver pots (a coffeepot and teapot) are masterpieces of silversmithing dating from the EmpCami Townsend


  

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The two silver pots (a coffeepot and teapot) are masterpieces of silversmithing dating from the Emp


Explanation:
ire period.

(Not enough room)


Cami Townsend
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1 hr
see below


Explanation:
"...the two silver coffee and tea pots are silversmith masterworks from the Empire Period...this is evident from the shape of the pots, the ornaments, and the insignia of the master."
I wanted to stick with a literal translation of Meister-Arbeiten, thus masterworks.


    Reference: http://www.iee.et.tu-dresden.de/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/wernerr/sear...
Dierk Seeburg
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1 hr
Meistermarke on silver: Hallmark


Explanation:
Dierks translation is fine, except for Meistermarke, which is a hallmark. There is absolutely no other word for it.Having been in the antique business for many years, I am absolutely certain about this.

Carmen Berelson
United States
Local time: 12:21
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11 hrs
Nothing really new, just more info


Explanation:
There are difficulties with two words in your text: "Meisterarbeiten" and "Meister-Marken". - If you feel that "Meisterarbeiten" in your complete context means a piece of work submitted to be designated/certified a "Meister Silberschmied", then you can use either "masterpiece" or "masterwork", but if you feel the text means "masterpiece" = "Meisterwerk" as in "Picasso's Guernica is a masterpiece", then you should probably only use "masterpiece". - "Meister-Marken" could also be "master's inscriptions/signature". - "Hallmark" could be dangerous for you because originally "hallmark" meant a stamping on the object carried out in the Goldsmiths' Hall in London certifying the purity of the gold or silver in the object. - The "hallmark" was a "Feingehaltsstempel". "Hallmark" only means "Kennzeichen" in a figurative sense, which means again you may have to guess which meaning your author had in mind. - These Empire Period pots could well have literal "hallmarks" in the sense of how pure the silver is as well as all sorts of inscriptions from the artisan. - Have fun! - Dan

Dan McCrosky
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