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by legrandmogol
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Any of makers on these two coin silver spoons?
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Any of makers on these two coin silver spoons?

Diederich Floercken of Bremen Germany from around 1800 so probably contemporaneous to the engraving. Someone with better knowledge of German silversmiths could definitely add additional info
by legrandmogol
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Strange task 4
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Strange task 4

its just the nearest one I could find. I also could not find any reference for what Monaco's hallmark should look like
by legrandmogol
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Strange task 4
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Strange task 4

Possibly 17th century Munich Germany?
by legrandmogol
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 17th century Amsterdam Folding Fork Spoon Combo
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: 17th century Amsterdam Folding Fork Spoon Combo

oh, I guess the piece will have to remain a mystery for now. Thank you for your help Peter.
by legrandmogol
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 17th century Amsterdam Folding Fork Spoon Combo
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: 17th century Amsterdam Folding Fork Spoon Combo

It is possible that I am looking at everything wrong. What else could they be?
by legrandmogol
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 17th century Amsterdam Folding Fork Spoon Combo
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: 17th century Amsterdam Folding Fork Spoon Combo

Peter, may I ask have you ever seen an Amsterdam city mark quite like this one? The crown on top of the crosses doesn't seem quite right. Also if this is a later reproduction they have definitely marked the piece to deceive. In my very limited experience with Dutch pseudo marks, there are usually to...
by legrandmogol
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 17th century Amsterdam Folding Fork Spoon Combo
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: 17th century Amsterdam Folding Fork Spoon Combo

well, I don't know if these are much better but they are at least different. only the top portion is fully struck. It is of course entirely possible that the piece is a much later reproduction as well. There is a lot of honest wear to the fork portion but the spoon bowl is a little too smooth for a ...
by legrandmogol
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 17th century Amsterdam Folding Fork Spoon Combo
Replies: 8
Views: 367

17th century Amsterdam Folding Fork Spoon Combo

Not sure I'll have much luck with this piece as the marks are only partially struck. The piece appears to have the hallmark for the city of Amsterdam and a date letter B as well as a partial makers mark that could be the top of a T or F inside a shield? The piece can be a fork or spoon or toothpick....
by legrandmogol
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Interesting Caviar Dish - Need help ID'ing???
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: Interesting Caviar Dish - Need help ID'ing???

probably dates from between 1895 - 1950, definitely English and probably massed produced for export. Also, it is probably a mustard pot or salt cellar (depending on the size) rather than a caviar dish. If you look around online for English Silver plate mustard pot or salt cellar you may find the sam...
by legrandmogol
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Interesting Caviar Dish - Need help ID'ing???
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: Interesting Caviar Dish - Need help ID'ing???

If that is the only mark than it is probably plated. I believe what it says is "ENGLAND", just blurry
by legrandmogol
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: diamond & ruby ring
Replies: 10
Views: 1407

Re: diamond & ruby ring

it is almost certainly English. The PI might stand for Platinum Iridium which the most common alloy used for platinum jewelry and has been since the early 1900's when platinum became very popular. As hallmarking jewelry in England wasn't obligatory 1975 and England had no Platinum hallmarks in place...
by legrandmogol
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Asian silver cigarettes holder
Replies: 5
Views: 1801

Re: Asian silver cigarettes holder

No problem, I also forgot, another site chinreseregent.com is also pretty good but I little harder to navigate
by legrandmogol
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Asian silver cigarettes holder
Replies: 5
Views: 1801

Re: Asian silver cigarettes holder

chinese-export-silver.com is the most comprehensive Asia silver mark site I have found. It expands beyond just Chinese silver but also to Asian countries where Chinese silversmiths re-located such as Indonesia and Vietnam.
by legrandmogol
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Help with marks please
Replies: 5
Views: 2333

Re: Help with marks please

Hi, very lovely Chinese silver spoon. I believe that is the mark of Canton China silver maker Cutshing (1830-1895).
by legrandmogol
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Spoon with unknown hallmarks. Help needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: Spoon with unknown hallmarks. Help needed!

It say "gud mitt hopp" which is the Swedish royal logo for Frederick I (1720-1751) and means "In God my Hope". Most likely just a copy of a Swedish coin or an actual coin turned into a late 19th century spoon probably in Germany
by legrandmogol
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Is this a 17th Century (possibly 1607?) Norwegian Silver Spoon?
Replies: 2
Views: 1144

Re: Is this a 17th Century (possibly 1607?) Norwegian Silver Spoon?

THIS is an actual 17th century Scandanavian silver spoon most likely from Norway or possibly Sweden and dates from around 1600 - 1660. It is hallmarked on the stem but I can't make it out. The monogram is original but it looks like the number was added fairly recently.
by legrandmogol
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Final questionable 1600s silver spoon... this one dated 1692
Replies: 2
Views: 688

Re: Final questionable 1600s silver spoon... this one dated 1692

This is also a fantasy piece actually in the Norwegian / Swedish 17th-century style but with victorian era embellishments. The entire spoon dates from about 1900 give or take 20 years. It is very well made and beautiful though.
by legrandmogol
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 1697 Silver Spoon from Unknown Country?
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

Re: 1697 Silver Spoon from Unknown Country?

The entire piece is a fantasy piece and was made together. Considering there are no proper marks it could almost qualify as a fake except now this fake antique has become an antique with about 100 years of age. It is a fun and beautiful spoon but no parts of it are older than the late 1800's
by legrandmogol
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 1697 Silver Spoon from Unknown Country?
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

Re: 1697 Silver Spoon from Unknown Country?

This spoon is almost certainly German or Dutch with pseudo marks. It dates from around 1900 or thereabouts. It is definitely not Norwegian in style. It is more in the Dutch historicist style. I have never seen pseudo marks in the style of fantasy Norwegian marks before though. It is a very interesti...
by legrandmogol
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Help ID makers mark on pendant and chain
Replies: 3
Views: 2515

Re: Help ID makers mark on pendant and chain

While it could be Hopi in origin, I highly doubt it. This is almost certainly massed produced to be sold in places like Wallmart or Zales or small mom and pop jewelry stores. It is very unlikely that the maker will be easily found as only the original retailer will know.

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