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by Qrt.S
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Single spoon unknown markings to me - info needed
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Single spoon unknown markings to me - info needed

Yes it is made in Porvoo/Borgå in southern Finland 1881. The maker is Ludvig Lönnqvist 1851-1904. The fineness 78 is expressed in Russian zolotnik and it is 812,5/1000
by Qrt.S
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Strange task 5
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: Strange task 5

Dear amena, Mind may saying, but originally you asked info about a mark in task 3 to which I responded it being from Madrid and referring to Rosenberg. Now in this thread, "task 5" you talk about Parma and show a different mark but "comparing" it to the mark in task 5. In additio...
by Qrt.S
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Strange task 5
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: Strange task 5

Hi amena, Well to be honest no, I don't follow you now. Silver marks is not an absolute science. I know you know that the most familiar marks to me are the Nordic countries and imperial Russia. The same problems are found among them i.e. everybody seems to copy each other more or less. Bäcksbacka, P...
by Qrt.S
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Strange task 5
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: Strange task 5

No problem but mind my asking, what is the whole idea with trying to identify marks on metal junk???
by Qrt.S
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Strange task 5
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: Strange task 5

@Huszas
Not a a bad idea, but in that case more marks must be found on the object e.g. maker's mark, cat's paw...
by Qrt.S
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Strange task 4
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Strange task 4

Hmmmm! Does it look like an angel? Munich has had its angel since the latter part of the 17th century. Before that a woman's head looking left
by Qrt.S
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Strange task 1
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Strange task 1

Interesting... I was just to ask you that where from is the information regarding the Monaco and Lisbon marks in your other threads. But if you say that it hearsay only.... not much to fall back to.....A Monaco hallmark!?
by Qrt.S
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Strange task 3
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Strange task 3

Yes it is Madrid's control mark from the 18th century; Rosenberg #9160
by Qrt.S
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Strange task 1
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Strange task 1

A shot in the dark rather than a definite answer, but definitely not Paris. In English Tardy on page 158 there are very similar marks shown for Lyon. The text says "Lyons Communautés" . However, none of the marks show the letter A. If it happens to be Lyon, it means that the object is rath...
by Qrt.S
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Could use a little help identifying the mark
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Could use a little help identifying the mark

Your silver spoon (875/1000) is made in Moscow around the turn of the century. The maker's mark is ДН (latin DN). He is Dimitry Nikolayevich Nikolayev. His exact working period is not known, but he run a factory with 8 workers.
by Qrt.S
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: 24A on Russian purse - the missing 24th artel?!
Replies: 10
Views: 810

Re: 24A on Russian purse - the missing 24th artel?!

OK, but there are more missing numbers than the above mentioned ones. See the link. Anyway, it would be quite sensational if this purse is made in a "missing" artel. I'm not fully convinced...yet! More evidences needed! In addition, the numbers are not necessarily sequences numbers. We sim...
by Qrt.S
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: 24A on Russian purse - the missing 24th artel?!
Replies: 10
Views: 810

Re: 24A on Russian purse - the missing 24th artel?!

AG2012 Hi, ``Artel 24 comes after artel 23, but let`s interrupt the sequence, assign number 25 and let`s leave 24 for the fakers in next century`` Sorry, but I don't quite catch you now. Is the purse according to you an object from the missing 24th artel or a fake and what has 25th to do with this??...
by Qrt.S
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: Russian Spoon

Mind my saying, but in my eyes the assayer's initials seems to be AK not AA. That would be Aleksander Krollau in Vilna 1891-1899. In my records Artsibaschev was in Moscow in 1895.
by Qrt.S
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 19C Swedish Bowl identification
Replies: 9
Views: 1681

Re: 19C Swedish Bowl identification

@Sasropakis Unfortunately I don't know why this hexagonal S-mark was introduced. I would guess that it has something to do with the later implementation of the platinum mark P in 1925. Probably to separate platinum from silver for people not "knowing" the difference, or ???? Earlier platin...
by Qrt.S
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 19C Swedish Bowl identification
Replies: 9
Views: 1681

Re: 19C Swedish Bowl identification

The hexagon frame with S was used 1913-2000. Mind my asking but what has that to do with this marking? The year mark is V4.
by Qrt.S
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon
Replies: 19
Views: 1634

Re: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon

Correct, those are the books. Narvas och Nyens Guldsmeder is a very thin book and less important but interesting. The town Nyen or in Finnish Nevanlinna was in the beginning a Swedish fortress Nyenskans (1300-1703) but occupied and destroyed by Peter the Great and St Petersburg built on it. A memori...
by Qrt.S
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon
Replies: 19
Views: 1634

Re: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon

Ahhh, I was writing when your input dropped in. You have to wait for the picture because I'm in my summer cottage and don't have my library with me. I will revert to this case later.
by Qrt.S
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon
Replies: 19
Views: 1634

Re: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon

@Sasropakis You don't need to go to the library. I have already checked it. First of all, it is Jacob Dammert. He was born in Sysmä in Finland 1683. He is Fredrik Dammerts brother and became journeyman in Viborg 13.2.1727 but could not become master there because of the resistance of the alderman H....
by Qrt.S
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon
Replies: 19
Views: 1634

Re: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon

Yes it is most likely Jacob Dammert in Viipuri/Viborg (in Carelia, not Baltics) like Sasropakis anticipates. There is a very similar picture of his mark in Bäcksbacka's book. Unfortunately I am unable to show the picture (far from my library).
by Qrt.S
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 2746

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

@AG2012
Mind my asking...What do you mean????

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