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by Noble Metals
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Need help with origins
Replies: 4
Views: 3738

Re: Need help with origins

I agree with DR that the script and design looks Khmer (Cambodia) or possibly Thai; Burma would be another guess. Also, the style of the bowl and tip of the handle look much like a spoon I have from Indochine (modern-day Vietnam). Hope this helps -
by Noble Metals
Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Egyptian Silver Platter
Replies: 1
Views: 1851

Re: Egyptian Silver Platter

Hi llane, I believe you are correct about the Egyptian marks; the other marks likely denote the purity for the importing country and the assay office; sorry I can't tell you what country although someone on this forum may be able to. Look through the sections on countries that have separate marks fo...
by Noble Metals
Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Unknown Marks for country or maker.
Replies: 10
Views: 9397

Re: Unknown Marks for country or maker.

Hi, I have to vote for Egypt - there is arabic script above the 800 and it likely denotes Alexandria or Cairo assay office. There is no official country stamp for Egypt on your piece, althought it is not uncommon to find only one or two of the normally three-part Egyptian marks, especially on smalle...
by Noble Metals
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Goblet/Chalice from India
Replies: 4
Views: 3524

Re: Goblet/Chalice from India

Hi, just to throw in my two cents worth, I would guess these are silverplated brass. The easy test is in the weight: if it feels heavy and solid then very likely it is silverplated brass. Look along the rim and edge of the foot for brass showing through the plating. If it feels relatively light weig...
by Noble Metals
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Does anybody now the origin of this owl caddy?
Replies: 12
Views: 13485

Re: Does anybody now the origin of this owl caddy?

I have to write in support of rauls last assesment - I have pieces from Cambodia with the T90 stamp and the same leafy-floral motif. Mid 20th C and older have higher chance of being 90% silver; I have more recent items marked T90 that are silver plated so it is not a guarantee of content. The finer ...
by Noble Metals
Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Help me to read the mark.
Replies: 1
Views: 1613

Re: Help me to read the mark.

Hi Elena,
I believe your creamer and sugar are from Burma although I don't have a translation.

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