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by Aguest
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: 18 century french silver tray
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: 18 century french silver tray

In the shield hallmark, it looks to me like a pair of crossed crab-legs, which combined with the "CROWNED P" seems to point to Portugal, so I understand the possible Portuguese connection, or possibly a Portuguese hallmark such as Brazil.... However, when I had these hallmarks on an armori...
by Aguest
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Indian Peace Medal Hallmark
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: Indian Peace Medal Hallmark

This is more of a "Medal" which would fall into the category of Coins and Exonumia, but I do know a little about these medals, both genuine and non-genuine, and a good article is written about them here: The author of this article would be the best person to contact, however there are othe...
by Aguest
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Please help me to identify this box
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: Please help me to identify this box

Also what is the mark to the right of the "84" hallmark? That would be the town mark?
by Aguest
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Opinion on authenticity
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Opinion on authenticity

I did think that the swan was for items of "Unknown" origin, such as this spoon simply marked "STERLING" which has no other identification marks: http://i64.tinypic.com/dfvz1u.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/mtqmi9.jpg The Swan Hallmark can be incredibly small, yet it still has a larg...
by Aguest
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Central & South America
Topic: "PERU 925" nazca lines pinstick/pin.
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: "PERU 925" nazca lines pinstick/pin.

These are usually referred to as "Hat Pins" but yours might specifically be an "Ascot Pin"... Ascot Stickpin: A metal 'stick' with an adornment (in your case Nazca Lines) at the top and a 'clutch' at the bottom (to keep you from poking yourself and to keep your pin secure). It's ...
by Aguest
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Silver Mystery Container
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: Silver Mystery Container

I find it interesting that all 3 examples are from Scandinavia and all 3 examples have openings of the same diameter. I would estimate the diameter is 4-5 millimeters, which is the diameter of a modern-day Nitroglycerin pill, which is an extremely small diameter. There must have been a reason for th...
by Aguest
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: An Eyeful
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Re: An Eyeful

I know I should make a new thread for my object, but I think I found a similar re-cast object with Austria-Hungary hallmarks....

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by Aguest
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Silver Mystery Container
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: Silver Mystery Container

There were extremely small pills called "Pastilles" and they contained derivatives of coca and opium, these were quite common until around 1914, although I really am not sure about the size of the original "Pastilles" because they most likely no longer exist, perhaps somewhere in...
by Aguest
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Tiffany & Co - 550 Broadway
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Tiffany & Co - 550 Broadway

I've seen a few spectacular Tiffany Coin Silver Tea Sets, and they have that "dot" instead of the designation "ENGLISH STERLING" which is quite similar to your example. I see your point about being unsure about how to catalogue this Tea Set, as Coin Silver or Sterling Silver. We ...
by Aguest
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Sterling vase with mark I cant identify.
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: Sterling vase with mark I cant identify.

The overall form seems like an "Amphora" form, a quick search for 925 Amphora Vases would yield images of similar forms, and the "Amphora" form is usually from Greece, and perhaps with a magnifying glass the letters could be Greek letters rather than Cyrillic letters? Not sure wh...
by Aguest
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Gravy/Sauce Ladle query
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Gravy/Sauce Ladle query

I have seen it referred to as a "Devonshire Cream Ladle" and sometimes the bowl looks more like a traditional bucket form... I must admit I have no idea what Devonshire Cream is, but now that you know the phrase, you could search for other similar examples.... It has also been referred to ...
by Aguest
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Baby Cup with Rabbit - late 30s early 40s? Mongram ENS with Arrow
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Baby Cup with Rabbit - late 30s early 40s? Mongram ENS with Arrow

Another post shows a pic of a sterling silver pill box, and it bears the same hallmark as the above example, with the Marie Zimmerman possibility suggested by the poster, however remote the possibility may be....

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by Aguest
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Baby Cup with Rabbit - late 30s early 40s? Mongram ENS with Arrow
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Baby Cup with Rabbit - late 30s early 40s? Mongram ENS with Arrow

In searching for the possibility of an "M" and "Z" at least I came across the work of Marie Zimmermann, whose work is absolutely amazing, and I am so glad I came across examples of her work, really she was an incredible artist who should be a household name, her artistry is reall...
by Aguest
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Baby Cup with Rabbit - late 30s early 40s? Mongram ENS with Arrow
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Baby Cup with Rabbit - late 30s early 40s? Mongram ENS with Arrow

True, it could be anywhere from 1930 to 1980. The overall "style" of the hallmark seems to fit more with the Modernist silver makers list, but that is just an aesthetic comparison with the Modernist Silver Hallmarks and it is open to different interpretations. Are the letters in the hallma...
by Aguest
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Baby Cup with Rabbit - late 30s early 40s? Mongram ENS with Arrow
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Baby Cup with Rabbit - late 30s early 40s? Mongram ENS with Arrow

I can't find any match in the list of "American Marks" sub-reference "Modernist Marks" list, although I found similar styles of hallmarks from Modernist Makers living in America from 1930-1950s. This is of higher quality than other baby cups, note the way the handle is joined to ...
by Aguest
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Mysterious Maker's Mark
Replies: 9
Views: 463

Re: Mysterious Maker's Mark

It's best to just use "Tinypic" for this because people tend to not click on links embedded in forums, for multiple reasons...

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by Aguest
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: A new acquisition... but who made it?
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: A new acquisition... but who made it?

A closer look at the details of the decorations of the teapot by Charles Fox II which might help someone in the present or the future:

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by Aguest
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Maker PJL St. Petersburg
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Maker PJL St. Petersburg

Are the trees and the grass on this Cigarette Case, the natural effect, made by using the "Samodorok Method" of silver and gold objects? Do you have the history and examples of this "Samodorok Method" perhaps, thank you for any information about this "Samodorok Method" ::
by Aguest
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: A new acquisition... but who made it?
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: A new acquisition... but who made it?

The shape of the Cartouche in the New Acquisition by rynegold seems very similar to the shape of my Cartouche by Charles Fox II.... http://i67.tinypic.com/sdepds.jpg Just given the overall style, I am leaning towards Charles Fox for the new acquisition, but I do not know for certain....
by Aguest
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: A new acquisition... but who made it?
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: A new acquisition... but who made it?

My teapot came with a slip of paper that read "Charles Fox" + "London" + "1838" and I suppose I never closely analyzed the Cartouche. That is the second time I have found an old antiques card that had a mis-attribution of silver. I found teapots attributed to Charles Fo...

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