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by oel
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: 18 century french silver tray
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: 18 century french silver tray

Hanau had special privileges and started to use marks seemingly similar to Paris stamps but deviating in details
from Eighteenth century Hanau gold boxes
By Lorenz Seelig. See:

viewtopic.php?f=21&t=15885

Peter.
by oel
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: 18 century french silver tray
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: 18 century french silver tray

http://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_marks_a1884.html The crescent moon and crown was self applied by the maker and or retailer. No assay office was involved and you can find many variations of the crescent moon and crown. This manufacturer-applied mark personally guarantees the silver item to be a minim...
by oel
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Ornate spoon
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Ornate spoon

Nice spoon, could be Korean and looking at the images perhaps not silver.
by oel
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Help to identify
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: Help to identify

Hi, Welcome to the Forum. Your question cannot be answered without the required images. The below should help you: How to Add Images Posting Requirements http://www.tinypic.com is recommended. Embedded images get a far greater response than just posting links. Remember to use the 'Preview' button be...
by oel
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Help apprciated with Asian mark
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Help apprciated with Asian mark

Hi Markspirit,

Welcome to the forum. Thanks for your contribution with extra information. Much appreciated.

Regards,

Peter
by oel
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Are any of these real marks?
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Are any of these real marks?

Dear Silverk, The spoon has been tampered with. Indeed very clear images. Looking at the marks in detail, I am afraid we looking at bogus fake marks. For comparison, a good set of marks Amsterdam 1757. If we go back in time, year letter X for 1732 same problem, and if we go ahead in time X for 1782 ...
by oel
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Help me identify these silver marks
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Help me identify these silver marks

Hi, Welcome to the Forum. Your images are not showing. Please embedded your images. Your question cannot be answered without the required images. The below should help you: How to Add Images Posting Requirements http://www.tinypic.com is recommended. Embedded images get a far greater response than j...
by oel
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Are any of these real marks?
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Are any of these real marks?

Hi Silverk, Commemorative spoon theme Faith, Hope and Love. Does the commemorative spoon show a repair rat tail connection and drop? The spoon has been gilded later and perhaps after the repair. The marks; Amsterdam town mark, year letter X and the provincial lion rampant appears to be OK. Located a...
by oel
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: So many marks!
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: So many marks!

Yes, decorative marks, your C is a fantasy/pseudo year-letter and like the "wrong" fantasy Amsterdam town mark were used by various silversmiths in the Schoonhoven area. The maker's mark may have been over-struck by a pseudo/fantasy mark after assay. Pseudo marks were used in Schoonhoven b...
by oel
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: So many marks!
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: So many marks!

Hi Paul, Not Hanau Germany but Schoonhoven Holland. Silver knife haft with finial a parrot picking the haft. The marks on the haft are Dutch pseudo marks. The haft is made and assayed in Schoonhoven hence the regional assay office letter M in its helmet. Designated for export as the export key in th...
by oel
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Belgian's mark ?
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Belgian's mark ?

Hi Anto, Silver Gravy/Sauce Boat, double-lipped with two loop handles and over-struck marks. Nice find and yes, Belgian silver guild marks, two town mark; a Castle Tower with 6 battlements (6 dots) (overstruck) for the Belgian city of Bergen, in French called Mons, together with the other city mark ...
by oel
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: DUTCH SILVER SPOON
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: DUTCH SILVER SPOON

Hi Niceguy,

To ask is easy but to find it yourself is much nicer.See;
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=28590#p70305
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=39322&p=108652&hilit=van+Kempen+niceguy#p108652

Cheers,

Peter
by oel
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Sheffield Sterling please help with year.
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: Sheffield Sterling please help with year.

Hi, your images are not showing. Please show us your embedded images. For information see :
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=42199

Peter.
by oel
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Old Silver Brooch Looking thing with horse and eyelets
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Old Silver Brooch Looking thing with horse and eyelets

Hi, perhaps part of breeches button for a man's trouser, these buttons could be large, see; http://www.geheugenvannederland.nl/nl/geheugen/view?coll=ngvn&identifier=NOMA01%3AZ100-48 http://www.geheugenvannederland.nl/nl/geheugen/view?coll=ngvn&identifier=NOMA01%3AZ71-48 http://www.geheugenva...
by oel
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Old Silver Brooch Looking thing with horse and eyelets
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Old Silver Brooch Looking thing with horse and eyelets

Hi, I believe it could be a silver button or part of and perhaps 18th century. What is the diameter ?


Peter.
by oel
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Sterling Silver Indentification
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: Sterling Silver Indentification

Hi, Welcome to the Forum. Your question cannot be answered without the required images. The below should help you: How to Add Images Posting Requirements http://www.tinypic.com is recommended. Embedded images get a far greater response than just posting links. Remember to use the 'Preview' button be...
by oel
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Silver Enamel Egg?
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Russian Silver Enamel Egg?

Hi Katie, Welcome to the Forum. Your question cannot be answered without the required images. The below should help you: How to Add Images Posting Requirements http://www.tinypic.com is recommended. Embedded images get a far greater response than just posting links. Remember to use the 'Preview' but...
by oel
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Opinion on authenticity
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Opinion on authenticity

Hi, The French swan mark; the swan mark indicates that the item is at least a minimum standard of 800 and was produced in a non-treaty country and served as an import identification. The swan mark used 1893 -until 1970 . However; In addition the swan is struck on silverware of the legal standard of ...
by oel
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: Silver Glossary
Replies: 47
Views: 63125

Re: Silver Glossary

Hi Tom, Perhaps we should add Argentium to the Illustrated Silver Glossary: Argentium silver 935 is a modern sterling silver alloy, containing 93.5% silver. The traditional sterling alloy (92.5% silver + 7.5% copper) is modified by removing some of the copper and adding the metalloid germanium. Arge...

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