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by AG2012
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Collection starting tips
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Collection starting tips

1.The golden rule: collect what you really like. 2.Decide if collection is investment or to have nice things in your house.Then silver is not enough, one needs furniture, paintings,art glass,Oriental carpets, porcelain. It`s pathetic to accumulate expensive and huge collection of one single sort,the...
by AG2012
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silver Teapot Unknown Marks?
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Silver Teapot Unknown Marks?

Hi,
Your image with the mark is embedded.
``EPNS`` is for Electro Plated Nickel Silver.
Number 14 is irrelevant.
Cannot recognize figural manufacturer`s marks.
Regards

Image
by AG2012
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Which maker? Austro-Hungarian .900 Silver Sugar Bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Re: Which maker? Austro-Hungarian .900 Silver Sugar Bowl

The hallmark is .900 Diana head, Vienna.


Not Vienna but Budapest.
by AG2012
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Could this be a ww1 watch?
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Could this be a ww1 watch?

Arthur George Rendell was registered in London in 1907.
by AG2012
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Could this be a ww1 watch?
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Could this be a ww1 watch?

Just to clarify,it`s sponsor`s mark (importer) here, not maker`s mark.
by AG2012
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Could this be a ww1 watch?
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Could this be a ww1 watch?

Hi, The watch case has post 1904 import marks, assayed in Edinburgh (symbol X), the shape of date letter started with A in 1906 and ended with Z in 1930. AGR is sponsor`s mark of known importer of watch cases Arthur George Rendell (also in London) who was registered in 1926. That`s all I can tell. R...
by AG2012
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Gold Ring hallmarks
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Gold Ring hallmarks

Your images are saved,cropped, resized and embedded.
Please, next time you have a question follow the instructions given above by the moderator, embedding images would help to get more answers.
Thank you.

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by AG2012
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Gold Ring hallmarks
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Gold Ring hallmarks

Hi,
Welcome to the forum.
Marks from left to right: crown for gold, 18 for 18ct gold, Chester Assay Office, date letter P for 1898.
Maker`s mark is missing, though,lost if the ring was resized or not included in the image.
Old cut diamonds and blue sapphires.
Regards
by AG2012
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help with silver hallmarks!
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Help with silver hallmarks!

Actually, there is Diana`s head for .900 standard (in two places).
See here:
https://www.925-1000.com/Faustria_02.html

Assay office letter is needed,though.
by AG2012
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help with silver hallmarks!
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Help with silver hallmarks!

Hi,
This is Austria-Hungary Empire maker`s mark.
There must be at least one more mark - Diana`s head in profile with letter in front denoting town assay office.
That will narrow the search, although most likely Vienna with letter A.
Search for it, please.
Regards
by AG2012
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Silver Snuff Box Of Unknown origin
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Silver Snuff Box Of Unknown origin

Hi, The data by Krisztián are correct. Marks from Neutra Biedermeier era are well documented. https://abload.de/img/0925djbg.jpg But the engraving makes no sense. There was a cardinal with this name in early 17th century Ferenc Forgách de Ghymes cardinal from Hungary,mentioned to have participated i...
by AG2012
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: MIDDLE EASTERN PENDANT WITH COMPARTMENT
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: MIDDLE EASTERN PENDANT WITH COMPARTMENT

HI,
I think it could be Gau box used by Tibetan Buddhists to hold a picture of their favorite Deity or Lama, a folded up scroll of Sacred Mantras, special herbs or Sacred Relics.
Islamic scroll pendants are usually elongated cylindrical boxes for Quran texts.
Google for images of Gau box
Regards
by AG2012
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German Augsburg Silver
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: German Augsburg Silver

Hi,
Pseudo marks for sure and decorative Tremolierstich.
Typical Historismus Silber, late 19th or early 20 th century.
Regards
by AG2012
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Sterling Silver Tarnish Question
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Sterling Silver Tarnish Question

Hi, 1.Take care with corals, mother of pearl, and pearls. Do not immerse them into any chemical, use soap and warm water or damp microfiber cloth. 2. It`s not only silver oxide but multiple chemical compounds depending on air pollution, skin acidity etc.Silver tarnish even if pure fine 999.9, .585 g...
by AG2012
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help identifying marks Magnifying Glass / Letter Opener
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Help identifying marks Magnifying Glass / Letter Opener

STEFANI ENEA poi ARGENTERIA STEFANI & C. srl Via Saffi 71 (1949) moved to Via S. Felice, 71
Registered 1935, closed after 1990.
Regards
by AG2012
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Please help me with this mark
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Please help me with this mark

Hi, It is Persia (Iran). Letters are Arabic but the language is Farsi. The mark with two numbers (bottom) is ``84`` for silver fineness (same as old Russian standard 84 zolotniki) i.e. 875. Arabic digit inverted V for 8 is the same in Arabic alphabet , but numeral ``4`` is distinctively different in...
by AG2012
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: IS IT GERMAN SILVER?
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: IS IT GERMAN SILVER?

Hi,
Clean the mark and compare with what Trev said.
It`s Lutz & Weiss.
Regards
by AG2012
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Moscow tea spoons unkown maker
Replies: 19
Views: 467

Re: Moscow tea spoons unkown maker

Also, bear in mind the presumption of innocence applied to Russian silver:
``innocent until proven guilty``

``fake unless proven genuine``

Unfortunate truth due to flooding fakes,either completely newly made or old silver ``Russified`` with fake marks.
by AG2012
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Tray JD/WD
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Tray JD/WD

Hi,
James Deakin & Sons (John & William F Deakin).Sheffield.
Date letter ``m`` for 1929.
Regards
by AG2012
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Moscow tea spoons unkown maker
Replies: 19
Views: 467

Re: Moscow tea spoons unkown maker

These are BC for Vasiliy Semenov from Skurlov but without marks shown. СЕМЕНОВ Василий Семенович , владелец фабр. сер. изд., основанной в 1852 г. В 1870 г. имел 30 раб., год. оборот 30 тыс. руб. в 1873 г. — 40 раб., год. оборот 75 тыс. руб. Производил главн. образом, сер. изд. с чернью. Участник выс...

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