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by AG2012
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: A birthing stork clamp
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: A birthing stork clamp

Hi,
Not much harm done.
Restruck marks are often seen,either legally required (import,lombard) or simply taken by owners to assay offices to have silver assayed and marked with domestic marks.Sometimes even convenient to follow the circulation of silver.
Anyway, more marks is better than none.
Regards
by AG2012
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Gold cufflinks with marks and interesting design on front
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: Gold cufflinks with marks and interesting design on front

Hi,
Zodiac gemini sign ?
875 corresponds to 21 Carat, which is common in Arabic countries, excellent purity but very soft.
Regards
by AG2012
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Coronet ID - English or continental type?
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Coronet ID - English or continental type?

Hi,
It seems number of pearls was not strict.

A viscount’s coronet shown here with nine and seven pearls (the same family).
Scandinavian barons had seven pearls,too.
Regards

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by AG2012
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: 19th Century Italian Initials
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: 19th Century Italian Initials

Hi, Why Italy ? .800 standard was used in many countries. And more likely 20th century because old standards were replaced with millesimal standard in late 19th century (again, in several European countries). For Italian marks see here: http://www.silvercollection.it/italianhallmarks.html I doubt th...
by AG2012
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Chinese export bowl?
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Chinese export bowl?

Hi, Thank you Qrt.S for clarifying and amending PL. In several Russian sources his years as Moscow assayer are different (1875-1882).No reference given,though.Possibly just repeated. управляющий Московским пробирным округом в 1875-1882 Иван Ефимович Константинов and again Иван Ефимович Константинов ...
by AG2012
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Egyptian golden ring
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Egyptian golden ring

Hi,
18 carat gold,Cairo, after 1940.National ``bird`` mark for gold (ibis or seagull).
It is date letter in Arabic, but difficult to decipher due to inconsistent use of lines and dots.
Regards
by AG2012
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Chinese export bowl?
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Chinese export bowl?

Hi, There are 3 assayers in PL with initials ИК No 3777 I.Krapavin in Kharkov 1849-1850 No 3132 unknown assayer in Novocherkassk around 1856 No 2114 unknown assayer in Moscow 1872-1881 The first two are too early and rather rare. The Moscow assayer is the best candidate matching your mark. The first...
by AG2012
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Silver pot, maybee early Russian?
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: Silver pot, maybee early Russian?

This is the earliest I have:
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by AG2012
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Antique Swan..Hanau Marks for JD Schleissner or am I off entirely?
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Antique Swan..Hanau Marks for JD Schleissner or am I off entirely?

Hi,
Hanau silversmiths used various combinations of marks and sometimes only one mark is enough for positive identification.
In your swan (pin cushion ?) it is JD Schleissner mark on the right.
See here for s455 in table 2.
https://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_hanau_marks_01.html

Regards
by AG2012
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Silver pot, maybee early Russian?
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: Silver pot, maybee early Russian?

КОСТРОМА

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by AG2012
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Silver pot, maybee early Russian?
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: Silver pot, maybee early Russian?

It`s very uncommon (if ever seen) to have such set of marks on Russian silver (maker`s mark and town mark struck twice).
On the other hand,Cyrillic or Greek letters limit the provenance to several countries, all of them being completely undocumented in regard of silver.
Regards
by AG2012
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Silver pot, maybee early Russian?
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: Silver pot, maybee early Russian?

Hi,
Not consistent with Russian marks of any period, as far as I can tell.
Possibly not Cyrillic but Greek letters Gamma and Pi.
Teapot is too well made for any Balkan country using Cyrillic alphabet, but Greece or Cyprus are possible provenance.
Regards
by AG2012
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Antique Asian 14k Gold & Onyx Bracelet marked "JJ JJ"
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Antique Asian 14k Gold & Onyx Bracelet marked "JJ JJ"

Hi, It`s Italian Pietra Dura Jewelry Developed during the 16th century in Florence, Italy .In pietra dura (translated as “hard stone” in Italian) designs were made using larger and fewer pieces of stone in comparison to the tiny pieces making up intricate micromosaics. The components in pietra dura ...
by AG2012
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Jacob Levi
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Jacob Levi

Jewish community in Portsmouth:

On Eve of Sabbath, 13th Tammuz 5537 [18.7.1777], I circumcised Solomon son of Jacob Levi, in the Old Synagogue, White’s Row, Portsmouth.


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by AG2012
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Heafty Curb Chain Necklace.
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Heafty Curb Chain Necklace.

Hi, The mark with the scale is international convention mark, used since 1972. See here (The Goldsmiths` Company). https://www.assayofficelondon.co.uk/hallmarking/convention-other-legal-marks The mark on the right looks like Sheffield rose. Cannot identify sponsor`s mark on the left.20th century Bri...
by AG2012
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Need help identifying this item
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Need help identifying this item

Hi,
Marks from the left:
Cairo,Egypt, fineness .900.
Lotus flower (national mark)
Date letter in Arabic for 1976 - 1977.
Next time embed your images as suggested above.
Regards


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by AG2012
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Danish Silver Hallmark Confusion
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Danish Silver Hallmark Confusion

Hi, ``D Hammer A`` mark stands for Dansk Arbedje (Danish product). It was introduced by a Danish trade association founded in 1908 to promote Danish made products.Therefore, not associated with any maker and found both on silver and silver plate. As explained above it`s Danish 2 tower silver plate m...
by AG2012
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help to identify German forks spoons & broken knife
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Help to identify German forks spoons & broken knife

Hi,
WMF - WURTTEMBERGISCHE METALLWARENFABRIK,Geislingen,Germany.
Regards
by AG2012
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Silver of the Americas - Single Image
Topic: F. Guzman
Replies: 13
Views: 1293

Re: F. Guzman

Her father was Don Jacinto Guzmán,(1908-1982), not ‚‚F ‚‚ Guzman‚seen in your mark.
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