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by Doos
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: I will appreciate help with this mark
Replies: 8
Views: 3552

Hi, I just contacted a goldsmith and fellow gemmologist in Rome and there was a book named "I marchi nazionali" published by publisher: River, Via pizzolati, 104 - 36100 Vicenza - Italy. http://www.river.vi.it" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; His is a 1999 version and 5 days ...
by Doos
Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:54 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Silver wine taster - can you help me date it?
Replies: 1
Views: 1374

Hi,

It's a V (from "Vreemd" .. Dutch for "foreign"). That (tax) stamp was used between 1906 and 1953 on items of foreign origin.
I think the rest of the marks are pseudo-marks.

Hope that helped,

Alain
by Doos
Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Please help identify maker, art nouveau shoe buckles
Replies: 9
Views: 4492

Hi,

I'm not easily impressed, but this was some good detective work.
Well done,

Alain
by Doos
Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Unknown Hallmarks on Apostle Spoons
Replies: 6
Views: 3008

Hi MaureenSusan,

Could you give a link to larger images?
by Doos
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Simular to Ausburg
Replies: 8
Views: 2754

Hi,

I'm leaning towards Dutch hallmarks.
Are there anymore marks on the item, maybe embedded in the design?
by Doos
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Teepee something or other...
Replies: 9
Views: 4130

Hi,

Maybe a glass with brandy, not the whole bottle.
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by Doos
Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:24 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch Art Deco?
Replies: 2
Views: 2463

Hi,

The maker is J.D. Arnoldi (working from 1863 to 1873 in Amsterdam.
Benten & Zonen is the shopkeepers mark.
The date 1868 is correct. This is not a typical Art Deco piece.

Hope that helped,

Alain
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by Doos
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:11 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: dutch silver marking spoons
Replies: 2
Views: 2798

Hi,

The roman II indicates that it was assayed after Sept. 1953.
The dateletter is probably the i of 1968 or the l of 1971.
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by Doos
Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Who is the maker of these earrings made in China?
Replies: 2
Views: 2108

Hi,

I think the 12 stands for 0.12 ct (the total stone weight) and CZ for Cubic Zirconia. Those are probably the blue stones that form the eyes.
by Doos
Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:47 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Books added to the website
Replies: 27
Views: 34796

Hi, The last two book links work for me. I can't access any of the other books either (also some other books that are not on this list). It has nothing to do with the software as I can't access them from google direct neither. I tried phoning google about it a few weeks ago, but couldn't get further...
by Doos
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Early patch box :repair or leave as it is?
Replies: 5
Views: 3425

Hi,

I would leave it as is, but if you do decide on repairs, have it done by someone who knows what he is doing. Send me a personal message for the name of the right person.

Alain
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by Doos
Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Confusing French, and ? Dutch marks on Spoons
Replies: 5
Views: 4156

Hi,

In addition, the ax mark was stamped on items that were offered in the market again after 1853, but were stamped with - legit - hallmarks prior to 1814.
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by Doos
Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch Silver Bell
Replies: 6
Views: 4382

Hi, Harm Ellens, now that was a great designer (and former director of my school). After some thinking, I think the M2 mark might be struck on loose parts of an item that were assayed first and then assembled. The first letter indicates the city (M for Schoonhoven) and the number (2) to indicate the...
by Doos
Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:36 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch Silver Bell
Replies: 6
Views: 4382

Hi,

The D is from 1938. Schoonhoven indeed.
Sorry, can't find the maker either.
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by Doos
Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch made sterling silver pill box.
Replies: 4
Views: 3758

Hi,

HH is the mark of the maker (Hendrik Hooykaas). The 835 is the rounded new standard of what used to be 833 parts of silver (1000 parts is pure silver). Historically it comes from when we used strange measurements like grains etc. instead of the decimal standard.
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by Doos
Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Biography of Phillip Rundell
Replies: 8
Views: 8026

Thanks Trev, 5 guineas would equal about 4000 pounds today in purchasing power according to http://www.measuringworth.com/ppoweruk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; . Must have been quite the rings. I have the will of Jeremy Bentham - who died in the same period - in which he bequeathe...
by Doos
Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Biography of Phillip Rundell
Replies: 8
Views: 8026

Hi Trev,

Thank you.
Is there any mention of mourning rings in the will?
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by Doos
Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch made sterling silver pill box.
Replies: 4
Views: 3758

Hi,

It is probably made by Hooykaas in Schoonhoven. The sword with the 835 means that it was made after 1953.

Hope that helped.
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by Doos
Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Hi,Can anyone help with these marks ? 925 & PAll
Replies: 2
Views: 1560

Hi,

It looks very much like the amber jewellery coming from Poland or Denmark.
It's 925/000 silver, no idea on the maker.
by Doos
Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Need help pinpointing date on dutch silver wedding spoon
Replies: 11
Views: 6059

Hi,

Sounds like it is a spoon with multiple birth engravings from Friesland ("Douwes" is a typical Frisian family name).
"geboaren" means "born".
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