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by Smokanabeach
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: A real mystery...
Replies: 14
Views: 3235

Re: A real mystery...

A year later! May be luckyer this year ;-)
by Smokanabeach
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Asian silver cigarettes holder
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Asian silver cigarettes holder

Hi Legrandmogol!

Thanks for tout help!
by Smokanabeach
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unusual mark
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: Unusual mark

My opinion is AG2012 already gives you the good answer. The bigorne is the Scarabéa. But as said by Traintime, if a doubt is still remaining, please just confim that this ''special'' mark is exactly positionned on the other side on the Minerva and the matter will be solved...
by Smokanabeach
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Asian silver cigarettes holder
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Asian silver cigarettes holder

Still any idea?

Regards,

Don Smoka
by Smokanabeach
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Vesta case
Replies: 3
Views: 929

Re: Vesta case

Hi!

And what about silverplate?

Regards,

Don Smoka
by Smokanabeach
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unusual mark
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: Unusual mark

Hi, Following AG2012 answer: ''In order to prevent and detect fraud of hallmarked silver articles, French authorities instituted, by Ordinance of 1st July 1818, a system of countermarks on the opposite side of the guarantee mark. These countermarks are known as "bigornes". The term bigorne...
by Smokanabeach
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French or French Colonial?
Replies: 1
Views: 925

Re: French or French Colonial?

Hello bstaunto!

May be Import mark, France, Seurre (Dijon district), XVIII, an Oak leaf.

Regards,

Don Smoka
by Smokanabeach
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Back again with a brain teaser!
Replies: 1
Views: 728

Re: Back again with a brain teaser!

Just a thing: I'm not really in the good place as it is certainly silverplate as far as a tajine dish in silver seems to be an heresy!
by Smokanabeach
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Back again with a brain teaser!
Replies: 1
Views: 728

Back again with a brain teaser!

Hi all! Everything is in the title! Here is a Tajine dish with an hallmark I don't know. I guess it comes from North Africa, XXe. http://i64.tinypic.com/2r2xhf5.jpg The hallmark is a woman head looking to the right http://i65.tinypic.com/elcyhf.jpg Thanks for your help! Don SMoka
by Smokanabeach
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Help identifying a silversmith
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: Help identifying a silversmith

I think so... 12 for 12G of silver... But what is surprising is I see this mark several times without knowing its origin, and about its silversmith whereas the hallmark is really identificable... Anyway, another unknown hallmark! I'm strong in finding unknown stuff ;-))) Thanks for your time Trainti...
by Smokanabeach
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Help identifying a silversmith
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: Help identifying a silversmith

Hello Traintime! The oil and vinager set is in one part. The marks "12" is under the first receptacle and the "E"+"Eagle"+"T" on the second one, not together under each part. Would you think about a german or austrian work if they were both together under each...
by Smokanabeach
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Help identifying a silversmith
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Help identifying a silversmith

Hi All, bellow is a mark I found on several objects (E+eagle+T): http://i68.tinypic.com/28kllbl.jpg In this case, it is on a oil & vinegar set, couple with the mark bellow (12): http://i63.tinypic.com/2qi1kt4.jpg Thanks for your help. Best regards, Don Smoka
by Smokanabeach
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Match Safe identification
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: Match Safe identification

Sorry guys!

Please apologise: Tardy shows this marks under Ireland but make a referral to another part of the book! Now everything is clear and confirmed!

Unfortunately I can not edit my previous posts...
by Smokanabeach
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Match Safe identification
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: Match Safe identification

Sorry i'm mistaken: not ''imported from Ireland'' but Irish mark for imports ;-) Where did you get the info about Ireland? At least here https://www.925-1000.com/importmarks the mark is for London and the sponsor ABD was based in London too (I should have checked this when I noticed that the item w...
by Smokanabeach
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Match Safe identification
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: Match Safe identification

Sorry i'm mistaken: not ''imported from Ireland'' but Irish mark for imports ;-)
by Smokanabeach
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Match Safe identification
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: Match Safe identification

ADB stands for Adolph Barsach Davis (London 1927-1936; imported items), see: https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Makers/London-AA-AC.html#AB Date letter "q" would be for 1931 in London, but I'm not that well aware of how imported items were hallmarked as there are no other British hallmar...
by Smokanabeach
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Asian silver cigarettes holder
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Asian silver cigarettes holder

Any idea? Looking on different documentations, I will focus my research on Indo-china or Vietnamese silver hallmarks. May be memory gift because of to the symbol writes at the back of the box. Mid 19th? If someone knows books or websites on silver hallmarks from those area... Best regards, Don Smoka
by Smokanabeach
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Tray from Porto
Replies: 3
Views: 900

Re: Tray from Porto

huszas76 wrote:MAybe now?


Hello Huszas, yes may be!

I would suggest Porto, 1870/77. The finesse at that time was 958/1000. (Source: Tardy)

Nevertheless, can't help for the maker's mark.

Hope that help you.

Regards,

Don Smoka
by Smokanabeach
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Asian silver cigarettes holder
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Asian silver cigarettes holder

Hi everybody! Here is an asian cigarettes holder that comes from Indo-China or China (I guess, because of typical fisherman and cow breeder scenes). I think the hallmark could help. It can be find only in one side and into the cigarette holder. I let you judge by yourselves throught the pictures bel...
by Smokanabeach
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Help identifying those marks
Replies: 4
Views: 2778

Re: Help identifying those marks

Thanks again AG!

Do you think it could be a salt&pepper set?

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