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by AG2012
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: 18 century french silver tray
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: 18 century french silver tray

Hi,
``Reichsmark`` (crescent and crown) was often omitted regardless of silver fineness.In a word, there is no parallel between .750 and lack of Reichsmark.
You are right about fantasy marks.Silversmiths just loved crowned letters (and lions,too).
Regards
by AG2012
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Gold - Single Image
Topic: Unknown maker for rare gold/diamonds cufflinks
Replies: 6
Views: 62

Re: Unknown maker for rare gold/diamonds cufflinks

Hi, This is your image. Italian 18 K gold.Maker`s registration number is on the right.The star comes first then what appears to be 158 or 138 and then province; is it BO for Bologna ? If you manage to identify the number and province we might try to trace the maker. Provinces are here: http://www.92...
by AG2012
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help with Spanish Hallmarks
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: Help with Spanish Hallmarks

Chapter XLVII
OF THE STRANGE MANNER IN WHICH DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA WAS CARRIED AWAY ENCHANTED, TOGETHER WITH OTHER REMARKABLE INCIDENTS

Possibly after Gustave Doré
Do not clean it to the point all patina is lost.
Regards
by AG2012
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Silver Salver
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Silver Salver

Hi,
What about Tremolierstich on Russian silver?
Just curious.There was a thread with the same question;unsolved.
If you have a single doubt about the salver, you should not bid, as you will never be completely satisfied with it.
I have my doubts about 1801.
Regards
by AG2012
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: 18 century french silver tray
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: 18 century french silver tray

Hi,
Not French.Not documented in Hanau, either.Still unsolved.
by AG2012
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Follow up on unidentified piece
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Follow up on unidentified piece

Another example ; solved !
First two decades of 19th century cannot be excluded.
Regards

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by AG2012
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: help with German hallmark please
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: help with German hallmark please

Hi,
We can only speculate about the country of origin and their age.Very popular dog salt/pepper shakers.They can be Italian,too (lozenge mark was often omitted).Unless an identical fully marked dog emerges their origin will remain a mystery.

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by AG2012
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Follow up on unidentified piece
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Follow up on unidentified piece

Hi,
This mark was used in Portugal for old silver.
Shield with letter P looks like Porto (late 18th early 19th century).
Regards

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by AG2012
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Ornate spoon
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Ornate spoon

Hi,
Not Russian. Let`s wait for better close up images of marks.
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by AG2012
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: I've had no luck so far...what is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: I've had no luck so far...what is this?

Hi,
2-branch epergne. Glass inserts missing.
Regards
by AG2012
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Stirrup cup
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Stirrup cup

@ madej
Qrt.S answered your question in regard of authenticity and the mark.
My observation was limited to SA.Cannot tell for other makers.
Regards
by AG2012
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Stirrup cup
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Stirrup cup

The best stirrup cups were made by Samuel Arndt, either marked by him or by Nicholls & Plincke (he worked for them). He started the production in sixties, 19th century, but then, decades later similar cups emerged with Kokoshnik. His cups are rather well documented being in important collections...
by AG2012
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Sazikov - again...
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Sazikov - again...

Technology has significantly improved and fakes reached 50% of items offered at auctions. Marks are far from perfect,though. https://abload.de/img/fake-podstakannik-loszwp54.jpg Hand engraving is still a problem for them. This is done with electric engraving pen. https://abload.de/img/fake-podstakan...
by AG2012
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Sazikov - again...
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Sazikov - again...

Btw. some of the marks may have been faked the same way other Sazikov marks are faked, but there is but a little doubt London 1851 mark existed.
by AG2012
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Sazikov - again...
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Sazikov - again...

Hi, It has already been discussed. http://925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=38269 Scroll down: highlighted in yellow under number 1 in a circle is the mark of 1851 London medal. Then bellow examples from the book. Most probably there will be no new information to change the facts in the do...
by AG2012
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Solomon Hougham?
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Solomon Hougham?

Thanks.Assembled tea sets are not uncommon;the same design of the period, two different makers.
by AG2012
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Solomon Hougham?
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Solomon Hougham?

Trying to figure it out;where are the marks ? What is it ? An image of the whole item would be helpful.
Thank you.
by AG2012
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Solomon Hougham?
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Solomon Hougham?

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by AG2012
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Solomon Hougham?
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Solomon Hougham?

Hi,
Are the marks on the same item?
Different date letters and different initials.
Looks like:
Solomon Royes 1822
Solomon Hougham 1816

Regards

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