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by excalibur1661
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Help apprciated with Asian mark
Replies: 7
Views: 3043

Re: Help apprciated with Asian mark

Hi Fred, The mark to the left modern simplified Chinese characters for pure silver. The Chinese word "pure"when used as a precious metal mark, indicates a metal fineness that, up until 2015, was 995 or higher, but which has since legally been reduced to 990. The actual Chinese character f...
by excalibur1661
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Help apprciated with Asian mark
Replies: 7
Views: 3043

Help apprciated with Asian mark

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Dear Board Member,

I would be grateful for any information on the mark and the origin of this item.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Fred
by excalibur1661
Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help appreciated with a silver gilt cup
Replies: 14
Views: 2893

Re: Help appreciated with a silver gilt cup

I was in London this summer, and of course visited the London Silver Vaults. On a pair of candle sticks I noticed this very same mark, too. It was together with a "G" mark the dealer attributed to Sank Gallen, Switzerland. Unfortunately I had no decent camera with me, so no picture taken....
by excalibur1661
Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help appreciated with a silver gilt cup
Replies: 14
Views: 2893

Re: Help appreciated with a silver gilt cup

Greetings Peter, Thank you for your kind reply. Yes, perhaps it was brought into UK as a gift or personal effect not to be offered for sale. Yet, I am still confused about the provisions that this 1842 Customs Act should have had built in on such exceptions. Because somewhere down the line these gif...
by excalibur1661
Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help appreciated with a silver gilt cup
Replies: 14
Views: 2893

Re: Help appreciated with a silver gilt cup

Hi Joerg, Thank you for your reply. Your comments made me look up UK's regulations on imported silver. There was an 1842 regulation that required all imported gold and silver be assayed in Britain (i.e., the products must conform to British standards of content purity). In addition to this, in 1867,...
by excalibur1661
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help appreciated with a silver gilt cup
Replies: 14
Views: 2893

Re: Help appreciated with a silver gilt cup

Dear Joreg,

I did post the pictures of the cup from 1867. However, I was neglectful at the time of posting them to click "Reply" to your older post. Perhaps, it failed to be brought to your kind attention.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Fred
by excalibur1661
Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help appreciated with a silver gilt cup
Replies: 14
Views: 2893

Re: Help appreciated with a silver gilt cup

Hello, Here are the pictures. http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g441/fsepassi/memoiroflatejohn00nichuoft_0050.jpg http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g441/fsepassi/memoiroflatejohn00nichuoft_0051.jpg On the second page reference is made to this cup as "an silver gilt cup". The inscriptio...
by excalibur1661
Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help appreciated with a silver gilt cup
Replies: 14
Views: 2893

Re: Help appreciated with a silver gilt cup

Greetings, Thank you for your comments. It was presented to an English man in London on the occasion of his 25th wedding anniversary. And in digital archive, the very same cup is photographed in 1867, and is referred to as an "Antique Silver Cup". And given that the person to whom it was p...
by excalibur1661
Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help appreciated with a silver gilt cup
Replies: 14
Views: 2893

Re: Help appreciated with a silver gilt cup

this pseudomarks are known http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=35659 Thank you for your reply. I noticed that mention was made of J. Bossard of Lucerne in reference to the marks on the spoons. I was wondering if the marks on the spoons were in fact those of Bossard's. Thank you. K...
by excalibur1661
Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help appreciated with a silver gilt cup
Replies: 14
Views: 2893

Help appreciated with a silver gilt cup

Greetings board members, I have this standing cup that was presented in 1867, and the accompanying description of the cup at that time referred to it as an "Antique Silver Cup". Given that the presenters were in the antique trade they must have known that to qualify as an antique an object...
by excalibur1661
Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Tiffany mark mystery-- Help appreciated
Replies: 6
Views: 1854

Re: Tiffany mark mystery-- Help appreciated

Hi Cheryl,

Thank you for the helpful piece of advice. You are absolutely right.

Regards,

Fred
by excalibur1661
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Tiffany mark mystery-- Help appreciated
Replies: 6
Views: 1854

Tiffany mark mystery-- Help appreciated

Dear Board members, I would be grateful for your input on this tea and coffee set's marks:http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g441/fsepassi/moorish/IMG_1021.jpg http://s1102.photobucket.com/user/fsepassi/media/IMG_0902.jpg.html All the pieces bear the pattern number 3740, however only one, the sugar...
by excalibur1661
Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: HELP APPRECIATED WITH LONDON MARK
Replies: 4
Views: 1605

Re: HELP APPRECIATED WITH LONDON MARK

Hi Warren, Thank you for the comment. Up until now, I thought the maker was Robert Hennell IV. In my naive way of approaching the last mark, I figured it might be somehow related to one of the 1872 World Expos. However my google search led to no evidence of this sort. As you correctly pointed out, p...
by excalibur1661
Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: HELP APPRECIATED WITH LONDON MARK
Replies: 4
Views: 1605

HELP APPRECIATED WITH LONDON MARK

Dear Board Members, Here is a Victorian item by Robert Hennell. Your comments on the right-most mark is greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Fred http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g441/fsepassi/vi/IMG_0668.jpg http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g441/fsepassi/vi/IMG_0693.jpg http://i1102.photobucket...
by excalibur1661
Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: HELP APPRECIATED WITH CONTINENTAL MARK
Replies: 15
Views: 2445

Re: HELP APPRECIATED WITH CONTINENTAL MARK

Thank you so much Warren for your effort in spotting the marks.

Best wishes,

Fred
by excalibur1661
Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: HELP APPRECIATED WITH CONTINENTAL MARK
Replies: 15
Views: 2445

Re: HELP APPRECIATED WITH CONTINENTAL MARK

Dear Warren,

Here is the third mark.

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I really appreciate your expert opinion.

Best regards,

Fred

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