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by Qrt.S
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 395

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: 898

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: 898

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: 790

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: 790

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: 790

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: 790

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: 1611

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

@AG2012
Mind my asking...What do you mean????
by Qrt.S
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 1611

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

@AG2012 Funny question in this chaotic thread. Annikki Tähti's real name was Aira Tiensuu (5.12.1929-19.6.2017). Yes Monrepos park exists (French: mon repos: my rest) It is located in Karelia close to Vyborg/Viipuri/Viborg, nowadays in Russia: https://www.google.fi/search?q=Monrepos+park&tbm=isc...
by Qrt.S
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 1611

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

Ahaa, Goldstein's answer tells us that he doesn't have the book. The book is about the history of the Sazikov family and their factorie's with pictures.
by Qrt.S
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 1611

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

Hahhaa, I have the book. You never learn, do you. Your arrogance and impoliteness continue.
Goldstein wrote:Actually, I do not want to participate in this forum


Why do you?
by Qrt.S
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 1611

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

This is the official version in the textbooks! ??? Official? It is Postnikova's version. Different sources gives different information. Another version is: Pavel Fyodorovich turned his workshop into a factory in 1812. Sazikov became court supplier in 1837. Khlebnikov bought the company in 1887. Val...
by Qrt.S
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 1611

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

Interesting but it doesn't answer my question.... Pathetic!? Everybody has a right to an opinion, anybody can make mistakes and nobody is perfect. When Postnikova was published years ago it was considered to be the absolute bible regarding Russian silver....is it today?
by Qrt.S
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 1611

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

An interesting topic! In general I share Ubaranda's opinion. However, since Sazikov's punches are mentioned and even shown, one particular punch puzzles me. It is the St Petersburg punch in cursive script. This punch has been discussed in threads in the past and heavy doubts were arisen regarding it...
by Qrt.S
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Norway 1803 Spoon <crown> C VD - makers mark help
Replies: 6
Views: 1277

Re: Norway 1803 Spoon <crown> C VD - makers mark help

Minor typo: "Swede", not Suede, sorry.
by Qrt.S
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Norway 1803 Spoon <crown> C VD - makers mark help
Replies: 6
Views: 1277

Re: Norway 1803 Spoon <crown> C VD - makers mark help

The maker (CM) is a Suede. His name is Carl Andreas Morth. He was born in Halmstad in Sweden 1767 and moved to Christiania (Oslo) in Norway in 1794 and master 28.6.1796. He died in Christiania 7.12.1824. He had a workshop with several apprentices.
by Qrt.S
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Antique Teapot, unknown maker/hallmark, need help
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Re: Antique Teapot, unknown maker/hallmark, need help

Maybe antique, but not Russian and not silver. My guess is pewter...britannia...?
by Qrt.S
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Kovsh verification
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: Russian Kovsh verification

My good man, why don't learn how the Imperial Russian silver marking system works before you buy any Russian silver. This knowledge is of utmost importance and it will save you a lot of money. The market is overcrowded with dubious Russian objects. Please read this link carefully: https://www.925-10...
by Qrt.S
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Please help with 2x Cigarette cases and Kovsh!
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: Please help with 2x Cigarette cases and Kovsh!

Agree with AG2012. In addition, where is the court supplier mark? The hallmark on the case was used 1882-1899. At that time Ovtchinnikov was already court supplier.
by Qrt.S
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt
Replies: 26
Views: 2591

Re: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt

@legrandmogol Before I attended this discussion, the mark was discussed with some of my friends (Finns, but not dilettantes). We all totally agreed that the mark is not from Turku (note the spelling!). Then I provided Oel with the link he showed on 24.6. at 2:52. All Turku town marks are clearly vis...

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