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by AG2012
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Gold - Single Image
Topic: Lion passant for gold item?
Replies: 12
Views: 54

Re: Lion passant for gold item?

18 carat standard would be illegal (i.e. sub - standard) if the year is 1776.
It could be 22 carat gold and the auctioneers probably did not even check the purity of gold, they just guessed 18 carat.
Or it`s 18 carat but made later than 1776 when .750 became legal.
Regards
by AG2012
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Gold - Single Image
Topic: Lion passant for gold item?
Replies: 12
Views: 54

Re: Lion passant for gold item?

On the other hand, it`s probably not 1776 because the shield shapes around the date letters used on gold items were different to those used on silver items .There are no date tables for gold (as far as I can tell), meaning interpretation is based on silver date letter tables. Collectors of gold case...
by AG2012
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Gold - Single Image
Topic: Lion passant for gold item?
Replies: 12
Views: 54

Re: Lion passant for gold item?

On the other hand, it`s probably not 1776 because the shield shapes around the date letters used on gold items were different to those used on silver items .There are no date tables for gold (as far as I can tell), meaning interpretation is based on silver date letter tables. Collectors of gold case...
by AG2012
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Gold - Single Image
Topic: Lion passant for gold item?
Replies: 12
Views: 54

Re: Lion passant for gold item?

The lion passant was the fineness mark used on 22 carat gold from 1544 until 1844. The problem here is the year because the 18 carat standard was introduced in 1798 and it was marked with a crown and the number 18. After 1844 both standards were marked with a crown and either the number 22 or 18. I...
by AG2012
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Gold - Single Image
Topic: Lion passant for gold item?
Replies: 12
Views: 54

Re: Lion passant for gold item?

Hi,
Hallmarks on British precious metals:
Sterling Silver, Britannia Silver, Gold, Palladium, Platinum

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(London 1776,maker not identified).
Regards
by AG2012
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: some help with identity
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: some help with identity

Silver and leather notepad holder ?
Judging by engraved inscription it`s authentic Russian piece.
Can you show us the engraved text ?
Regards
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by AG2012
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Small spoon from Morozov
Replies: 13
Views: 517

Re: Small spoon from Morozov

But with faked lucrative punches, one can try to make every available piece of silver marketable.
On the other hand, punches cannot be used too many times, they deteriorate.
by AG2012
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Small spoon from Morozov
Replies: 13
Views: 517

Re: Small spoon from Morozov

(admin edit - see Posting Requirements )


Either way, a single spoon by Morozov is worth just a fraction above its bullion value.
Regards
by AG2012
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Please help identify silver hallmark, maker's mark on snuff box
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Please help identify silver hallmark, maker's mark on snuff box

Hi,
Cannot be German town mark with millesimal fineness ^^800^^
Regards
by AG2012
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Gold - Single Image
Topic: A golden watch
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: A golden watch

Hi,
Helvetia for 18 K gold.
Swiss official hallmarks for watch cases from 1880 to 1933.
Regards

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by AG2012
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Small spoon from Morozov
Replies: 13
Views: 517

Re: Small spoon from Morozov

Hi,
The spoon is authentic.
Another example of overlapping marks.
Not profitable to fake; Morozov single spoons can be bought in Russia for slightly over their bullion value.

Regards

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by AG2012
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Egyptian Gold Mark on Ring
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Egyptian Gold Mark on Ring

Hi,

It`s 18 karat gold (.750) and Cairo.
The number is 18 in Arabic.
Regards
by AG2012
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: UNKNOWN CONTINENTAL? MARKS
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: UNKNOWN CONTINENTAL? MARKS

Hi,
The maker is J.C.Klinkosch (Vienna).
``Helmet in oval`` and JCK mark above 800 are both for Josef Carl von Klinkosch.
D.Vasic (pronounced Vasich) was the retailer in Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
Regards
by AG2012
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: help with makers mark,on box with enamel plaque.
Replies: 9
Views: 1335

Re: help with makers mark,on box with enamel plaque.

Hello again, My link was to a commercial site and had to be deleted. Now trying to explain again with this image. No matter if cabochon stone or enamelled plaque, there is bezel setting (1). The rim of the bezel is pushed inwards to fix cabochon or plaque (2). So, there is not even a fraction of mil...
by AG2012
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: help with makers mark,on box with enamel plaque.
Replies: 9
Views: 1335

Re: help with makers mark,on box with enamel plaque.

See here how cabochon stone is set into the bezel. (admin edit - see Posting Requirements ) The same technique is used to set enamel plaque. I mean, there should be no gap whatsoever between the plaque and the bezel. No glue is used, and not necessary, either:inverted bezel rim,pushed inwards fixes ...
by AG2012
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Monogram letter identification
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Monogram letter identification

Hi,

VN ?
by AG2012
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: loupe
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: loupe

Hi,
30x but its not good enough ?


I use 30X Ernst Leitz Wetzlar jewellers loupe to inspect diamonds and their flaws, seldom to inspect minor details in gold and silver marks.
Most of the time 10X is good enough for silver marks.
Regards
by AG2012
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: help with makers mark,on box with enamel plaque.
Replies: 9
Views: 1335

Re: help with makers mark,on box with enamel plaque.

Hi, They made boxes with enamel of this shape. The problem here is the way the enamelled plaque was fitted (red arrow). The circular fitting should be firm and flawless, smooth and perfect. If the enamel was broken and replaced with another plaque you will be able to disclose it by careful inspectio...
by AG2012
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Does anyone know these silver marks
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Re: Does anyone know these silver marks

Hi,
The mark on the right is Persian (Iran) ‚‚84‚‚ standard (fineness) for .875 silver (87.5% pure silver in the alloy), the same standard as Russian 84 Zolotniki.
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