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by AG2012
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Please Help Identifying 800 Mark - antique italy?
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Please Help Identifying 800 Mark - antique italy?

There is always confusion when two items are posted at the same time.
Actually, ``chalice and pellets`` used by J.D. Schleissner & Söhne is on coffee pot ; compare with s 449 in the link above.
Another mark is s 455
by AG2012
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Please Help Identifying 800 Mark - antique italy?
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Please Help Identifying 800 Mark - antique italy?

J.D. Schleissner & Söhne,Hanau Picture A: mark on your milk jug - ``chalice and pellets`` used by J.D. Schleissner & Söhne (image B). More about the maker here: http://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_hanau_marks_01.html Hanau silversmiths used various combination of marks. Picture C: Crescent and c...
by AG2012
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Please Help Identifying 800 Mark - antique italy?
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Please Help Identifying 800 Mark - antique italy?

Hi,
Germany, Hanau pseudo marks.Late 19th or early 20 century.
Regards
by AG2012
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: First Hallmark on the item
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: First Hallmark on the item

Btw. 1897 is correct (date letter x).
The business was closed in 1929.
by AG2012
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: First Hallmark on the item
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: First Hallmark on the item

Hi,
The maker is A & J Zimmerman Ltd (Arthur & John Zimmerman).Regent Place, Birmingham
Regards
by AG2012
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Swedish hallmark - question!
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Swedish hallmark - question!

Hi,
At this size only open salt cellar makes sense.
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by AG2012
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Frances Federer age of button
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: Frances Federer age of button

Reverse painting (and gilding) on glass,known as verre églomisé in French.
Image
by AG2012
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Object Identification Curved Knife
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: Russian Object Identification Curved Knife

Hello again, Fineness ``88`` is not the main issue here.Its advantage was better casting properties (relief details) and was mostly used for exquisite objects. Unfortunately,whatever the purpose of this strange object (with serrated edges), marks have nothing to do with Imperial Russian marks. Best ...
by AG2012
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Object Identification Curved Knife
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: Russian Object Identification Curved Knife

There was 88 zolotniki fineness, mostly used by prominent silversmiths for the highest quality objects. Being softer alloy than 84 I see no logic in using it for cutting edge of any kind. Cannot figure out how the knife works and its purpose, but again, I find this kokoshnik mark wrong in many aspec...
by AG2012
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: silver bowl dated 1858 brought out of Armenia in 1896
Replies: 12
Views: 255

Re: silver bowl dated 1858 brought out of Armenia in 1896

Searching for the maker is not easy. This is the list of Moscow silversmiths with A.A. matching initials and date frame (from V.Skurlov).No images of marks, though. Akimov Alexey АКИМОВ Алексей, 1858: 26 л., 1860: в Московском купечестве. Сын: Федор, 1860 г. р. Alexeev Alexey АЛЕКСЕЕВ Алексей, 1852:...
by AG2012
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Moscow maker
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Moscow maker

Hi,
The same data for Fyodor Pichugin in Ivanov and Skurlov:
ПИЧУГИН Федор Матвеевич, мастер, 1808–1858 гг. Постникова—Лосева: клейма №№ 2969, 2970. (PL book)
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by AG2012
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Object Identification Curved Knife
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: Russian Object Identification Curved Knife

Hi,
I think this is home made fantasy knife.
Kokoshnik mark (enlarged here) is completely wrong and``88`` fineness .916 is absurd.
Let`s wait for more responses.
Regards

Image
by AG2012
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: silver bowl dated 1858 brought out of Armenia in 1896
Replies: 12
Views: 255

Re: silver bowl dated 1858 brought out of Armenia in 1896

Does the 1858 on the bowl mean the Date?


Yes,the year was struck by the assayer.
by AG2012
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Unidentified hallmark for sterling goblet
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Unidentified hallmark for sterling goblet

Hi,
The maker is Industria Mexicana de Plata S.A. (MEXICAN SILVER INDUSTRY) located in, Naucalpan de Juárez
Address:
Piramide No. 100
Col. Alce Blanco
53370 Naucalpan, Méx.
México

Jewelry, crafts and gifts

Regards
by AG2012
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Large Amber Sterling Ring - Unusual Marks.
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Large Amber Sterling Ring - Unusual Marks.

Sterling (925 within the mark).
by AG2012
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Large Amber Sterling Ring - Unusual Marks.
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Large Amber Sterling Ring - Unusual Marks.

Hi,
Modern Polish mark (post 1986).
http://www.925-1000.com/Fpoland_marks_1.html

Letter ``G`` stands for Gdansk.
Regards
by AG2012
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Any ideas about hallmarks? Thanks
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Any ideas about hallmarks? Thanks

Hi, Welcome to the forum. Your image enlarged and embedded. https://abload.de/img/2018-4-15_12-47-9tdpxs.jpg D & R is sponsor`s mark (importer).As far as I can tell it`s not identified. Opposed "F"s is Glasgow assay office import mark (The new town marks were first struck on imported g...
by AG2012
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: silver bowl dated 1858 brought out of Armenia in 1896
Replies: 12
Views: 255

Re: silver bowl dated 1858 brought out of Armenia in 1896

Armenian Script/Handwriting
by AG2012
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: silver bowl dated 1858 brought out of Armenia in 1896
Replies: 12
Views: 255

Re: silver bowl dated 1858 brought out of Armenia in 1896

Hi,
``AA`` (no pellet,dot between initials) could be А.Афанасьев (Александр).According to PL book he worked 1859-1884.
Example of his mark at later date.
Regards
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