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by Sebastian
Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Zlatarka, 1919-1933 Slovenian cigarette case
Replies: 1
Views: 858

Zlatarka, 1919-1933 Slovenian cigarette case

Could somebody please tell what Zlatarka means, is it a retailer's name or the maker's name? This cigarette case is gilded inside, and the lid is decorated with niello. The hallmark is for Yugoslavia 1919-1933, I for 0.900 silver, and 3 for Ljubljana. Thanks http://i60.tinypic.com/muwms6.jpg http://...
by Sebastian
Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Newcastle 1842 table forks marked TW
Replies: 1
Views: 1602

Newcastle 1842 table forks marked TW

Could somebody please help me with the maker's mark on this set of table forks? TW in 1842-43 could be either Thomas Wheatley or Thomas Watson I think. Thanks

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by Sebastian
Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: silver scissors
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Re: silver scissors

Thanks for your response, I had a feeling these scissors weren't French. Perhaps a country bordering on France, who copied their style of mark? Problem is that there is only the maker's mark, no national or town mark. I've checked Belgium, but no success in the books by Stuyck and by Van Dievoet. Sw...
by Sebastian
Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Unmarked naturalistic silver spoon
Replies: 1
Views: 958

Unmarked naturalistic silver spoon

This spoon has no original assay mark on it, only a modern Dutch assay mark for 0.925 silver (ZI). The design is naturalistic, with a twig-style handle and a bowl decorated with flowers. It is 20 cm long. http://i59.tinypic.com/34qr7n8.jpg http://i62.tinypic.com/2iqnz2r.jpg Could it be European and ...
by Sebastian
Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: silver scissors
Replies: 2
Views: 874

silver scissors

Could somebody help identify the mark on this pair of scissors, 15 cm long, and made entirely of silver, the blades as well as the handles. http://i58.tinypic.com/b6rldv.jpg There is only one mark on them, which resembles an 18th century French mark, that is why I am posting it in the French Silver ...
by Sebastian
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Persian silver basket marked for Mehdizadeh
Replies: 3
Views: 1361

Re: Persian silver basket marked for Mehdizadeh

Sorry folks, hope these images are easier to see. I've added another one of the marks.

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by Sebastian
Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Persian silver basket marked for Mehdizadeh
Replies: 3
Views: 1361

Persian silver basket marked for Mehdizadeh

Could someone help me with the marks on this small swing-handle basket? I have been told that one of the marks is the name Mehdizadeh, which is a common family name in Iran. Does someone know whether this is the name of an Iranian maker or retailer? I have no idea about the other mark, perhaps a tow...
by Sebastian
Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: By Bardies-Faure of Paris, is it a letter holder?
Replies: 7
Views: 2341

Re: By Bardies-Faure of Paris, is it a letter holder?

Thanks to everybody for your help with this one. I think I'll go for Trev's idea of a tradesman's notecase, as the pattern of the traces of the ribbon on the back of the two pieces of card are exactly what you'd expect from the picture he shows. Two slanting and two straight on each, as if on the fr...
by Sebastian
Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: By Bardies-Faure of Paris, is it a letter holder?
Replies: 7
Views: 2341

By Bardies-Faure of Paris, is it a letter holder?

Does someone know what this is please? It consists of two identical pieces of card 13 x 9 cm, covered with silk on one side and mounted with silver on the other. There are remains of red ribbon stuck behind the card which probably first held the two halves together. There is no sign of a hinge havin...
by Sebastian
Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Cyrillic KB on St Petersburg stick-pin
Replies: 8
Views: 1998

Re: Cyrillic KB on St Petersburg stick-pin

Qrt.S, thank you for joining the discussion on the marks on the St Petersburg pin. The marks on the needle of the pin are a bit worn but hopefully you can see that there is a maker's mark, the same as I've shown before, and a small combined town mark with assay, looks like 80. There is no assay mast...
by Sebastian
Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Maker OMN in Finland
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Re: Maker OMN in Finland

Many thanks for this information about Turun Hopea Oy. I see from their website that they were founded on 13 June 1945, and that they are still in business, producing jewelry mainly. I wonder what the initials OMN mean?
Best wishes.
by Sebastian
Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Cyrillic KB on St Petersburg stick-pin
Replies: 8
Views: 1998

http://a.imagehost.org/t/0727/KB3.jpg http://j.imagehost.org/t/0599/KB4.jpg Dear Postnikov, could you look again at your attribution of the maker? I have been able to get hold of the stick-pin again and take a photo of the mark on the shank as well, and it agrees pretty well with the photo I posted...
by Sebastian
Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German maker S. Spyer
Replies: 7
Views: 1867

http://i.imagehost.org/t/0437/Spyer_L_W.jpg Dear silverport, I've taken a better resolution photo, the best my camera can do. You are right, there is an overstruck maker's mark there. Would you agree that it is Lutz & Weiss? Do you know any more about the retailer S. Spyer? Best regards
by Sebastian
Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:13 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: JB mark on 1804-1805 William Sumner silver salt spoon
Replies: 3
Views: 1639

Many thanks. It was the first time I'd seen an owner go to the trouble of punching his initials on a spoon instead of engraving them. Something else. Do you know if anyone has got around to listing journeymen's tally marks associated with the different maker's marks around 1800? I've got a couple of...
by Sebastian
Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: OGH in oval, 925S Denmark
Replies: 1
Views: 1487

OGH in oval, 925S Denmark

There have been several reports of a mark of OGH in an oval on 925S silver pieces which are also marked STERLING DENMARK. Problem is that OGH is not registered as a Danish maker's mark. But Olaf Gunnar Hjertzell did register this mark in Stockholm Sweden in the 1930's. Another possibility mentioned ...
by Sebastian
Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Cyrillic KB on St Petersburg stick-pin
Replies: 8
Views: 1998

Cyrillic KB on St Petersburg stick-pin

http://h.imagehost.org/t/0697/KB1.jpg I am hoping that Postnikov or other Russian expert can tell me who the maker is of this pre-1896 St Petersburg stick-pin. I have not been able to find an image of a maker's mark of cyrillic KB to compare with, although I have seen reference to a Karl Bok, so th...
by Sebastian
Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German maker S. Spyer
Replies: 7
Views: 1867

German maker S. Spyer

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Please can someone tell me about this German maker's mark for S. Spyer, which is on a 1930's-1950's silver ashtray.
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by Sebastian
Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: WE mark on 1800 silver teaspoon
Replies: 1
Views: 879

WE mark on 1800 silver teaspoon

http://j.imagehost.org/t/0946/WE1.jpg This 1800-1801 teaspoon could be by William Eaton senior or by William Edwards. Could someone tell me which is the correct maker please. William Eaton senior was a bucklemaker, but I understand his son William Eaton junior worked with him, and he later made man...
by Sebastian
Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: P&B LD mark on 1949 silver cigarette case
Replies: 1
Views: 862

P&B LD mark on 1949 silver cigarette case

http://i.imagehost.org/t/0148/P_B2.jpg This London 1949-1950 silver cigarette case has the maker's mark of P&B LD in an oval. I think there are two possible attributions: Padgett & Braham, and Plante & Bannister. Can someone please tell me which one is correct. http://h.imagehost.org/t/...
by Sebastian
Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: MW mark on silver pill-box
Replies: 0
Views: 536

MW mark on silver pill-box

This is a real puzzle (to me at least). It's a sterling quality silver pill-box (modern Netherlands re-assay mark ZI for >0.925), marked with one original mark of MW in an oval. It has a push-on lid and a style typical of northern German or Low Countries boxes from the beginning of the 19th century....

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