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by AG2012
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Snuff box identification
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Snuff box identification

Not much difference 800 or 900.
Higher percentage of silver has better casting properties with lost wax technique, but for enamelling there is no difference, really.
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by AG2012
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Snuff box identification
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Snuff box identification

Hi, Millesimal fineness .900, meaning very late 19th century or 2oth century. Lack of complex marking systems can eliminate several countries e.g. Britain, France. Lack of characteristic official state marks can eliminate many countries i.e. Spain, Netherlands,Austria. Likely Germany or Italy and ra...
by AG2012
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Match Safe identification
Replies: 9
Views: 97

Re: Match Safe identification

Hi,
The mark on the right of sponsor`s (importer) mark is London Assay Office mark used on imported silver after 1904.
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by AG2012
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: enamel spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: enamel spoon

Of course, spelling reforms were accepted immediately with educational system, but we can assume old spelling was surely resistant for some time, at least in souvenir spoons.
by AG2012
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: enamel spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: enamel spoon

Hi,
It shows Brandenburger Tor in Berlin with old spelling Thor, i.e. spelling before 1901 (Rechtschreibung vor 1901),
So, having in mind Reichsmark and millesimal standard was introduced in 1888 and the new spelling system in 1901, the spoon was made between 1888 - 1901.
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by AG2012
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Please help identifying hallmark on antique ring
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Please help identifying hallmark on antique ring

Hi,
If 585 indicating 14K is the only mark, forget the identification.But there seems to be one more mark on the right.
regards
by AG2012
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Please help identifying hallmark on antique brooch
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: Please help identifying hallmark on antique brooch

Hi,
Could be French Tete de Mercure (petite garantie) export mark for gold since 1878.
Are there more marks ?
(French maker's marks are always contained within a diamond shaped punch).
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by AG2012
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 513

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

That was actually from The Man Without a Past, one of the best movies ever.
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by AG2012
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 513

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

@ Qrt.S
For some reason after many years Annikki Tähti crossed my mind and I realized she passed away 2 years ago.
Do you happen to know if Monrepos park (Muistatko Monrepos'n) is a real place or just an imaginary and timeless park ?
How to pronounce ä in Tähti ?
Thank you.Have a nice evening.
by AG2012
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon
Replies: 19
Views: 243

Re: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon

Why is gender in Latin inconsequent (i.e. natus - denata) ?
natus, nata, natum (born)
denatus,denata,denatum (died)
by AG2012
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon
Replies: 19
Views: 243

Re: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon

Hi,
Also similar to Växjö (Sweden) and Vevey (Swiss) but the ``ladder`` on top rather than crown is confusing.
Regards
by AG2012
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Marked S. D. 925 Mexico Etruscan Style Necklace
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Marked S. D. 925 Mexico Etruscan Style Necklace

Hi,
One of the marks looks like silhouetted eagle mark with number on the chest, used 1955 until early 1970.
If the number on the chest is 18 then the maker is unknown so far.
regards
by AG2012
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: need your help please!
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: need your help please!

Hi,
Factory internal number, patten number.
Too big for a salt cellar,could be sugar or condiment dish/bowl. Must be a liner inside, is there one?
Regards
by AG2012
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: need your help please!
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: help me to identify silver cup

Hi,
Not solid silver but silverplate NORBLIN, RUSSIA/POLAND
See here:
http://www.ascasonline.org/windowOTTOB101.html

Regards
by AG2012
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Russian gold amethyst bangle bracelet - please help me identify it
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Russian gold amethyst bangle bracelet - please help me identify it

Hello again, In regard of marks, many silversmiths from the West or born elsewhere and working in Russia used initials in both Cyrillic and Latin alphabet. Many of them were Germans and Jews, and some of the best Russian silversmiths were actually Finns. I think the maker of your bangle is identifie...
by AG2012
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Russian gold amethyst bangle bracelet - please help me identify it
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Russian gold amethyst bangle bracelet - please help me identify it

Take care with cleaning or repairing it.Russian silversmiths often used rose i.e. pink gold (cannot tell from pictures) or whatever colour of gold in 14K then plated it with 24K gold (mercury gold plating).As the layer of pure gold gets worn the copper in 14K alloy tends to tarnish and if cleaned ne...
by AG2012
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Russian gold amethyst bangle bracelet - please help me identify it
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Russian gold amethyst bangle bracelet - please help me identify it

Hi,
August Wendt, St Petersburg
Mentioned in 1874 to have brought gold and silver to assay office.
56 stands for 14 K or 583 gold.
Regards
by AG2012
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help me to identify this salt cellar
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Help me to identify this salt cellar

Hi,
The third mark remains a mystery.Are there actually two marks here ?

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by AG2012
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 513

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

@ Goldstein The shown stamps of the Gohram (Gokhran ?) collection are an insult to me. Do not get insulted,ask Moscow University to be awarded a honorary PhD. Don't you think it's a bit arrogant to challenge not an ordinary book or publication but a PhD dissertation ? Besides,a couple of years ago y...

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