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by Ag999
Sat May 18, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Sterling ARY Mexico - Who is ARY?
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Sterling ARY Mexico - Who is ARY?

Marked: STERLING ARY MEXICO. Eagle 1 for Mexico City. Any idea who or what the maker ARY is? The "Y" definitely has a "V" shape on top; it's not a "T". Mid century modernist, Art Deco style. 14" tall. 701 grams. Thanks http://i66.tinypic.com/97k5dx.jpg http://i67.t...
by Ag999
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Maker of this old Japan pure silver bowl?
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Maker of this old Japan pure silver bowl?

Thank you very much for that. In this case I think I will believe the "999-1000 fineness" part. Even though it is thick-walled, this has got to be the softest, most malleable piece of silver I have. The misshapen rim was easily pushed and squeezed back into round using only thumbs and fing...
by Ag999
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Maker of this old Japan pure silver bowl?
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Maker of this old Japan pure silver bowl?

Old and beat up, but still "pure silver," with the jungin mark. Does the archaic kanji (or "seal script" ?) below the jungin refer to a maker? If so, who? Any ideas regarding age? I have read on this forum that this style jungin mark was rarely (if ever?) used in China before 194...
by Ag999
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Thailand A 925 pendant charm please help with ANY info
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Re: Thailand A 925 pendant charm please help with ANY info

Modern (1960 - now) Thai sterling. The maker's mark "A" doesn't tell us much. I haven't seen it before, but it could have been well-known at one time.
by Ag999
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: mark identification
Replies: 1
Views: 610

Re: mark identification

The top word is piset - พิเศษ - meaning "special." Underneath is the initial for "weight," น., 15, and the initial for baht-weight, บ. The Thai baht is the country's unit of money, but in the past "baht" was also used as a unit of weight for approximately 15 grams, or h...
by Ag999
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Whose hallmark? Elongated "B" with crown/flower
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: Whose hallmark? Elongated "B" with crown/flower

PS - The flower in front of the crown, appears to be a tulip.
by Ag999
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Whose hallmark? Elongated "B" with crown/flower
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Whose hallmark? Elongated "B" with crown/flower

Hammered tumbler, perhaps Arts & Craft era. Hallmark image appears similar to a crown, but with a flower on top. Elongated "B" underneath. Followed by STERLING SILVER Any ideas? http://i66.tinypic.com/15fkjkz.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/2upphyv.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/16jiqzn.jpg
by Ag999
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Shot glass: Who is this Japanese silver maker?
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Shot glass: Who is this Japanese silver maker?

Can anyone identify this Japanese maker/seller using an "S" in a star? Also, it looks like the characters at the bottom might refer to the maker? Any ideas? (The second row is "pure silver.") Thanks! http://i64.tinypic.com/25q6lvo.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/52npue.jpg http://i63....
by Ag999
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Chinese - Can you help to identify these silver marks?
Replies: 1
Views: 1387

Re: Chinese - Can you help to identify these silver marks?

It's upside down.
If right side up, the final 2 (of the 8) characters are for "silver" -
by Ag999
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Antique sterling silver Repousse Cuff Bracelet SIAM or BURMESE with mark???
Replies: 5
Views: 1397

Re: Antique sterling silver Repousse Cuff Bracelet SIAM or BURMESE with mark???

The writing is indecipherable, but the Buddhist devotee and the Chinthe lion figures lead me to think it's from Burma.
by Ag999
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Does anyone recognise these marks ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

Re: Does anyone recognise these marks ?

The mark on top is 銀 which means silver.
by Ag999
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Help identifying a mark I can’t find yet maybe Chinese tea set
Replies: 6
Views: 1526

Re: Help identifying a mark I can’t find yet maybe Chinese tea set

That's the "jungin" mark for "pure silver,"
which, in my experience, seems to be used on anything from 90% upwards.
(Comments welcomed on that point.)
by Ag999
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: "JF"- who is this early 20th C. German maker?
Replies: 2
Views: 742

"JF"- who is this early 20th C. German maker?

I've gone through all the usual German makers' marks sources, and cannot find who this "JF" maker is. Any ideas? 6 cm tall, 800 shot glass, with opium poppy motif. http://i66.tinypic.com/20zy8ae.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/28k6995.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/353eh60.jpg `
by Ag999
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: ID? Art Nouveau Vanity Jar "Star 572 MI 925"
Replies: 7
Views: 2099

Re: ID? Art Nouveau Vanity Jar "Star 572 MI 925"

Thanks for the info!

Further research on this site shows that mark has been used from 1968 onwards, so it's not from the Art Nouveau period, as I had thought it might be.
by Ag999
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: ID? Art Nouveau Vanity Jar "Star 572 MI 925"
Replies: 7
Views: 2099

ID? Art Nouveau Vanity Jar "Star 572 MI 925"

I just got this Art Nouveau Vanity Jar at a yard sale. The mark is extremely small. It contains a star (crisp, thin star outline, not solid), the number "572" and an uppercase "MI". Aslo marked ".925" Any ideas? Thanks http://i68.tinypic.com/skur7k.jpg http://i64.tinypi...
by Ag999
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: unknown hallmarks - European??
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Polgár Kálmán (PK) - Budapest, Hungary

` Just an update here, with clearer photos, for future reference. I polished the (very small) Hungarian dog head hallmark with the tip of a wooden toothpick to enhance the shine. On the left, a "3", then a dog head, then a "P" on the right. The "3" is for "3rd grad...
by Ag999
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: unknown hallmarks - European??
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: unknown hallmarks - European??

Great! Thank you.
by Ag999
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: unknown hallmarks - European??
Replies: 3
Views: 732

unknown hallmarks - European??

Any ideas on these hallmarks? A European country? (The mark on the left is unclear, but it's the best I can do.)

Thanks

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