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by Joerg
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Mystery Stamp
Replies: 15
Views: 830

Re: Mystery Stamp

Hi Solved, it is Bossard from Switzerland, Luceren. There are other related postsin the forum. But allow me to copy a quote from memeber blackstone from 2008: Blackstone wrote: Absolutely. Bossard was an important Swiss firm located in Luzern/Lucerne, founded by Johann Balthasar Bossard (1809-1869) ...
by Joerg
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Mystery Stamp
Replies: 15
Views: 830

Re: Mystery Stamp

Stupid autocorrect, I wrote "does it say BOSSARD?"
by Joerg
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Mystery Stamp
Replies: 15
Views: 830

Re: Mystery Stamp

Dies it was BOSSARD? Your image is blurry. Can you post a sharp picture?
Regards, Jörg
by Joerg
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: enamel top ciggarett box opinions where it was made.
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Re: enamel top ciggarett box opinions where it was made.

Hi Cannot add much to the marking. Just a side note, the email? picture represents either Cupid and Venus or Amor and Psyche. A very common sujet in Europe, somehow a "legal" way of showing a nude. And to make sure nobody makes a wrong interpretation of the meaning of the picture we notice...
by Joerg
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Who is the maker of these early 1800 tea spoons?
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: Who is the maker of these early 1800 tea spoons?

Dear Blackstone, JayT
Thank you! Nice addition to my collection and now also identified.
Kind regards, Jörg
by Joerg
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Who is the maker of these early 1800 tea spoons?
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Who is the maker of these early 1800 tea spoons?

Hi Today, I found these two spoons in a thrift shop. They are vermeil, on one spoon is the gold rather worn. They are marke for France, 1. grade, 1800 to 1810. I cannot find the marker. Can you help? Thank you, Jörg https://abload.de/img/img_5638kmjfv.jpg https://abload.de/img/img_5626lwko6.jpg http...
by Joerg
Tue May 01, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Modern Russian marking system
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: Modern Russian marking system

Thank you, so currently there seem to be no easy accesible infomation on modern Russian marking in Latin letter writing....
Thank you for the inforation on my little fork.
Kind regards, Jörg
by Joerg
Tue May 01, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Modern Russian marking system
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Modern Russian marking system

Hi, I found this irrelevant little fork on a flea market. It was just black and dirt, given for free and I took it to see what it is. It turned out to be silver as assumed. From the marking it must be Russian, modern, after the Sowjet area. I would assume the mark indicated 925 Sterling, woman head ...
by Joerg
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Refurbishing antique silver
Replies: 3
Views: 3200

Re: Refurbishing antique silver

Hi, the "keep it as is" rule which is followed on old coins and other antique items does not apply to silver. Silver shall shine. And old silver can carfully be hand polished.
So clean it, make it shine and wear it.
Regards, Jörg
by Joerg
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Need Help Identifying 0.800 Mark - Swiss?
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: Need Help Identifying 0.800 Mark - Swiss?

Let me add my standard brabble for items with this Jezler mark: This mark with the Jezler arms and the 0.800 fused together with curved outlines of the arms is not used anymore. (Jezler is still in business...) It was used around 1900, maybe up to First World War (1914), but maybe up to the 1920ies....
by Joerg
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Not Bruckmann ?
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: Not Bruckmann ?

Hi Silverfan I am no expert in Bruckmann pattern. There are good websites specialized in Bruckmann pattern. I just saw this one: http://silber800.de/muster.html?lang=de But I assume you searched already the internet. Looking at your pictures I get the impression this is a standard undecorated Bruckm...
by Joerg
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Is this a magic wand from Austria?
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Re: Is this a magic wand from Austria?

Hi Trev
I googled pictures following your suggestion and you are right. This is 100% in line with victorian orchestra conductor's batons. This is it.
Thank you very much, mystery solved.
Kind regards, Jörg
by Joerg
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Is this a magic wand from Austria?
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Is this a magic wand from Austria?

Hi I inherited this strange item, looking like a magic wand. It came in the fitting box, the wand is wood, painted black and the fittings are metal - German Silver. No markings. There is an inscription reading: "I. Jäner 1894" and initials. This is Austrian German for 1st January 1894. The...
by Joerg
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Coincidence or destiny?
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Re: Coincidence or destiny?

Hi Goldstein this is a nice variation of the "Birthday Problem". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birthday_problem The birthday problem deals with the number of people required so two people share the same birthday. We tend to overestimate this number because there are 365 days in a year. In ...
by Joerg
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German dagger with Sterling Dogs Head Handle
Replies: 10
Views: 1503

Re: German dagger with Sterling Dogs Head Handle

Sorry for my ignorance, where is the 935 mark? And for me, the marking on the handle look arabic. Am I going in a wrong direction?
Regards, Jörg
by Joerg
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Please help identify silver hallmark on snuff box
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Re: Please help identify silver hallmark on snuff box

Hi Gerox
can we have the marks from a few other angles, and clearer?
Thank you, Jörg
by Joerg
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Mystery Spoons. Has anyone seen these 5 spoons?
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

Re: Mystery Spoons. Has anyone seen these 5 spoons?

Hi
The first spoon depicts the famous renessance sculpture "David" by Donatello.
This as a start.
Any marks on the spoons?
Regards, Jörg
by Joerg
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Bruckmann 240 Iris
Replies: 4
Views: 1489

Re: Bruckmann 240 Iris

Hi Silverfan I do not know if you are aware, the pattern and its use is prominently featured in Reinhard Sängers book "Das Deutsche Silber Besteck" Unfortunately I have only a bad photocopy, the book is out of print. It says there were a very high number of pieces and within the pieces a l...
by Joerg
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: 14K Pocket Watch Chain from USA
Replies: 1
Views: 919

14K Pocket Watch Chain from USA

Hi I bought this pocket watch chain 25 years ago in a flea market in the USA. It is marked with 14K, but I understand one has to be careful with such marks on older US items. So I am not sure if it is 14K gold or not. It is 9 gram, so rather light. See also the pictures for the maker. What else can ...
by Joerg
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: CLI:CHRETIEN
Replies: 2
Views: 627

Re: CLI:CHRETIEN

Hi Amena French forks, Louis-Philippe period. The letters are crudely punched. An apprentice in a silversmith shop whould have been sacked for this. I conclude the stamping was done fast with little need for representation. Could CLI be a Roman number, 151? Would explain the lower quality of the sta...

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