Robert Friederich, a cased set of six Art Nouveau silver Romeo & Julia (Juliet) buttons, German, London import mark 1905, Robert Friederich ‘RF’ incuse sponsors mark, each button 1.6 cm by 1.6 cm SOLD
Robert Friederich, originally from Pforzheim, Germany, imported silver wares into the UK. He was registered from 1902 to 1905. Julia being the German/Austrian version of Juliet. Interestingly these buttons incorporate the Sun with facial features import mark. This only being used for a very short period, 1904-1905. Previously, from 1867, the addition of a letter F denoted Foreign goods. Then subsequently the system still in use today was introduced.