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by silverfan
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: maker mark
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: maker mark

Yes, Franz Mosgau, Berlin
Regards silverfan
by silverfan
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch salt
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Re: Dutch salt

Hi amena,
I am not sure, but I do not think it is a eye bath, because all eye baths I have seen have an oval or round shape. Here there is a rectanguler shape, perhaps the glass liner has been lost.
Regards siverfan
by silverfan
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch salt
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Re: Dutch salt

Hi Peter,
Thank you very much. The salt is older than I thought. When using a magnifying glass I discovered on a normally impossible position and that is on the lower edge the very tiny year letter W for 1831 (see first photo).
Regards silverfan
by silverfan
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch salt
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Dutch salt

This little salt is marked with lion 2, Minerva in a corner of the bottom (I could not recognize the letter on the head) and a maker's mark which I could not identify. Who is the maker? Regards silverfan http://abload.de/img/r0017020ank8d.jpg http://abload.de/img/r0017021c1jqc.jpg http://abload.de/i...
by silverfan
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Moscow 1864 spoon with niello reverse
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: Moscow 1864 spoon with niello reverse

Hi AG2012,
I examined my spoon under a magnifying glass and I recognized a bust of a man on the top of the column neither an angel nor a double headed eagle.
Regards silverfan
by silverfan
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Moscow 1864 spoon with niello reverse
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: Moscow 1864 spoon with niello reverse

Hi AG2012, thanks for your quick answer. On the top of the Alexander column there is an angel with a cross and the column is situated in front of the winter Palace. On my spoon is no angel with a cross and the buildings do not look like the winter Palace. So I suppose it to be a place in Moscow. Do ...
by silverfan
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Moscow 1864 spoon with niello reverse
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Moscow 1864 spoon with niello reverse

This rather heavy spoon (77 g, 18cm) with round bowl is, I think, made by Ivan Egorov (PL 2487) and assayed by Viktor Savinski (PL 2111). I would like that someone could confirm this and could tell me what is shown on the reverse of the bowl. Regards silverfan http://i67.tinypic.com/1zq6lnb.jpg http...
by silverfan
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Polish Makers Mark Help Please
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Polish Makers Mark Help Please

I should have said "mostly plated articles". Here it actually is solid silver.
Regards silverfan
by silverfan
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Polish Makers Mark Help Please
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Polish Makers Mark Help Please

I think it is the mark of Hefra, a merger of Henneberg and Fraget, producing plated articles.
Regards silverfan
by silverfan
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Maker and style of teapot?
Replies: 10
Views: 1890

Re: Maker and style of teapot?

@silverK
Important for your question is - I think - Koch & Bergfeld and 1890. The material of the insulators is completely unimportant, because that changed in the course of time and has no relevance for the style.
Regards silverfan
by silverfan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help identify years.
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Re: Please help identify years.

Tardy says on page 188 concerning the lady's face: "Although of no value as a guarantee, this mark is found fifty years later on some Paris products". So the two other marks indicate the right time.
Regards silverfan
by silverfan
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Silver Coffee Tea Set Deco with Tray 5 pieces
Replies: 12
Views: 1421

Re: Silver Coffee Tea Set Deco with Tray 5 pieces

Hi silverly,
I do not understand your post.
Regards silverfan
by silverfan
Sat May 25, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: identification
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

Re: identification

The item is German, made by Heinrich Carl Theodor DUBOIS in Braunschweig (Brunswick) around 1850.
Regards silverfan
by silverfan
Thu May 09, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Lion passant, maker's mark but no town mark
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: Lion passant, maker's mark but no town mark

I just made the x-ray test. Result: 94% silver. So the prongs are sterling. In my first post I wrote that the inscription on the blades would read "Preis T & Co". Right is: PREIST & Co. I found this company in the Internet but not the foundation date. I believe the blades not to be...
by silverfan
Tue May 07, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Lion passant, maker's mark but no town mark
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: Lion passant, maker's mark but no town mark

The front parts of the forks are not magnetic. To be on the safe side, later I'll do a x-ray test.
Regards silverfan
by silverfan
Tue May 07, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Lion passant, maker's mark but no town mark
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: Lion passant, maker's mark but no town mark

Hi Trev., a completely new idea for me. You mean made in the technics of Boulsover? The prongs are not 'bleeding'. How can I recognize if plated without x-ray test? Even on the tips of the prongs I couldn't discover traces of wear and tear which point to a plating. The outer tips of the prongs are s...
by silverfan
Tue May 07, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Lion passant, maker's mark but no town mark
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: Lion passant, maker's mark but no town mark

I add a new photo after having cleaned and polished the canteen. When seeing the forks first I thought that the prongs were chromium plated. They are not marked. But when cleaning I got the feeling that they are solid silver. Was it not prescribed to mark front parts which could be separated from th...
by silverfan
Mon May 06, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Tankard London 1767 W.T
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: Tankard London 1767 W.T

Thank you again, Phil
Regards silverfan
by silverfan
Mon May 06, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Lion passant, maker's mark but no town mark
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: Lion passant, maker's mark but no town mark

Hi Trev., thank you. Dru Drury II (strange name for my ears) was obviously a man with some more interests than silversmithing. Member MCB wrote: Drury left the management to his son William in 1789. At another place I could read that he retired from silversmithing in order to devote more time to ent...
by silverfan
Mon May 06, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Crest on flatware
Replies: 0
Views: 1052

Crest on flatware

Does anybody know this crest on English flatware?
Regards silverfan

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