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by richard357fallon
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: .500 Chinese Export Silver Nurse's Belt
Replies: 1
Views: 1363

.500 Chinese Export Silver Nurse's Belt

Chinese chop marks stamped 50 Assayed with the XRF on 6 different links and the buckle all hit right at 53% ag. I've seen smaller items marked 50 but never in person. I was hoping someone could tell me what era or any similar items they have seen .500 silver. Anything you know will be appreciated. h...
by richard357fallon
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: No Makers Mark s925 Cloisonne Enamel Egg Modern Russain work?
Replies: 2
Views: 1248

No Makers Mark s925 Cloisonne Enamel Egg Modern Russain work?

I picked this egg up from an auction house her in Kansas City earlier this week and the only marks ever found were the small s925 on the rim. Its also allot larger than my 19th century eggs at 4in tall and 2.5in wide. Cloisonne work as you can see from the pics is decent, has anyone come across anyt...
by richard357fallon
Sat May 16, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: ZUNG. LI Chinese Export silver or retail mark?
Replies: 3
Views: 2108

Re: ZUNG. LI Chinese Export silver or retail mark?

thank you for the great information DR. those were the best impressions of the Chinese marks and again they were only on 2 of the 12 pieces. Also you were correct on the silver content the 2 with Chinese characters pieces both were both 900 silver and the ones with the "China Zung LI" mark...
by richard357fallon
Sat May 16, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: ZUNG. LI Chinese Export silver or retail mark?
Replies: 3
Views: 2108

ZUNG. LI Chinese Export silver or retail mark?

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h408/richard357fallon/china2_zpsxudtxecd.jpg http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h408/richard357fallon/china1_zpsahy93kay.jpg http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h408/richard357fallon/china3_zpsdvmd1c4q.jpg Picked up a wonderful set of 12 silver nut dishes 10 of ...
by richard357fallon
Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japanese Silver with 84 Zolotniki Russian or Chinese??
Replies: 5
Views: 6183

Re: Japanese Silver with 84 Zolotniki Russian or Chinese??

Thank you for the information. We were hired by a local auction company to assay a large collection of these spoons all the same cast style but with many different marks including .900. We stopped after a half dozen and found them to range from .650 to the very low 800s (some of the spoons tested we...
by richard357fallon
Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japanese Silver with 84 Zolotniki Russian or Chinese??
Replies: 5
Views: 6183

Japanese Silver with 84 Zolotniki Russian or Chinese??

http://i43.tinypic.com/w7foth.jpg http://i43.tinypic.com/2h36gxv.jpg http://i44.tinypic.com/2w6z0gm.jpg Was needing help identifying some Japanese Souvenir Spoons that have an 84 Zolotniki on both the stem and the bowl. I have heard or these being attributed to Russian makers in Manchuria shortly a...
by richard357fallon
Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help identifying Wilhelm Muller Napkin Ring
Replies: 0
Views: 717

Help identifying Wilhelm Muller Napkin Ring

http://i41.tinypic.com/2dbqst1.jpg http://i39.tinypic.com/2md59ia.jpg http://i41.tinypic.com/1h4104.jpg Appears to be a Wilhem Muller mark at the end but there is also an unidentified B&D mark before that. Retailer was C.A. Krall Elberfeld Walistr:24 any help is greatly appreciated
by richard357fallon
Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Help with Mexico Sterling Makers Mark on Onyx Bracelet
Replies: 0
Views: 1156

Help with Mexico Sterling Makers Mark on Onyx Bracelet

Appears to be T going through a C, any help on the maker would be greatly appreciated. - Richard http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h408/richard357fallon/a2.jpg http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h408/richard357fallon/a4.jpg http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h408/richard357fallon/a5.jpg
by richard357fallon
Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help with Hanau Pseudo?? Silver Hallmarks
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

Re: Help with Hanau Pseudo?? Silver Hallmarks

The exact method of assaying is unknown but it was done professionally and it did require a small piece of the bird (we used the broken part of the feather) to determine the metal content. This weekend i saw the same unknown hallmark on similar table pheasants at an auction house in NYC. So it is my...
by richard357fallon
Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help with Hanau Pseudo?? Silver Hallmarks
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

Re: Help with Hanau Pseudo?? Silver Hallmarks

They were listed as 800 Hanau Silver pheasants at the auction house we purchased them from. They based this information off of similar styled silver pheasants they have seen in the past and on Artfact.com. However due to the high silver content im at a dead end. If you can think of another place the...
by richard357fallon
Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help with Hanau Pseudo?? Silver Hallmarks
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

Re: Help with Hanau Pseudo?? Silver Hallmarks

Just had the these pieces assayed at NTR Metals and here are the results Ag = 94.485% (+/-0.138) Cu 5.253% Zn 0.088% Which is allot better than the 80% i was hoping for. - Richard
by richard357fallon
Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help with Hanau Pseudo?? Silver Hallmarks
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

Help with Hanau Pseudo?? Silver Hallmarks

I picked up this pair of birds this morning and i need help with the hallmarks. I was told it was a Hanau Maker, If any one has any information it would be greatly appreciated - Richard http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h408/richard357fallon/B3.jpg http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h408/richard3...
by richard357fallon
Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Need help indentifying Maker of Moscow Silver Icon
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Re: Need help indentifying Maker of Moscow Silver Icon

Zolotnik- Thank you for the pics and info! The eyes are unusually big and with out dismantling it appears only the hands and face were painted. The silver however did test positive for at least 800/1000, but it is very thin silver with no frame. So do you think the Kokoshnik mark was forged or was t...
by richard357fallon
Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Need help indentifying Maker of Moscow Silver Icon
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Need help indentifying Maker of Moscow Silver Icon

I tried to take the best pictures i could but it is a 1908-26 Kokoshnik with a small triangle for Moscow. Im not sure if the initials are in Cyrillic or Latin. If any one has any information on the maker please let me know. Thanks in advance - Richard http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h408/richard...
by richard357fallon
Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Help with Mexican Hallmarks, Los Castillo??
Replies: 2
Views: 1264

Re: Help with Mexican Hallmarks, Los Castillo??

Thanks for the help thats allot more than i was working with before!
by richard357fallon
Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Help with Mexican Hallmarks, Los Castillo??
Replies: 2
Views: 1264

Help with Mexican Hallmarks, Los Castillo??

I know there is not much left of this mark but any help is appreciated. I believe that is a 15 in the eagle or maybe a 5? Thanks in advance - Richard http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h408/richard357fallon/a1.jpg http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h408/richard357fallon/a2-2.jpg
by richard357fallon
Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: Lawson Co Glasgow Date Mark 1745?
Replies: 3
Views: 2656

Re: Lawson Co Glasgow Date Mark 1745?

Thank you again! Let me know if you have any recommendations for good books on silver hallmarks - Richard
by richard357fallon
Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: Lawson Co Glasgow Date Mark 1745?
Replies: 3
Views: 2656

Lawson Co Glasgow Date Mark 1745?

I believe this is a Lawson Co Spoon but i need help with the date mark. I believe that third mark is a Q and i didn't see it on any Glasgow date charts but it would be 1745 on the Edinburgh chart. I am fairly positive this company was still in business in the early 1900's and the Q may of been up ag...
by richard357fallon
Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: unknow maker Melli 800 silver candle holder?
Replies: 4
Views: 1409

Re: unknow maker Melli 800 silver candle holder?

I found a similar piece at a local Sterling Flatware Dealers and was told it was a soap dish circa 1930's. It was also signed 800 with an oval and Melli and he believed it came from Forli Cesena. He is trying to track down the book he found this information in and is suppose to call with more info -...
by richard357fallon
Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Need held with Sheffield Silver Standard Mark
Replies: 0
Views: 1372

Need held with Sheffield Silver Standard Mark

Picked up this up at a local estate sale and im wondering if any one has seen only a silver standard mark or is it possible that this piece is plated? Any help is welcome and thank you in advance - Richard http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h408/richard357fallon/a2-4.jpg http://i1108.photobucket.co...

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