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by piette
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Patent Registration Lozenge Mark
Replies: 7
Views: 3037

Re: Patent Registration Lozenge Mark

Thanks for the quick reply Trev. I am asking with reference to a plated teapot in the style of Christopher Dresser. It bears no silverplate marks, but is marked 'Designed by Dr C Dresser' and also features an 1878 lozenge mark. Trying to ascertain whether or not this is an old or modern piece!
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by piette
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Patent Registration Lozenge Mark
Replies: 7
Views: 3037

Patent Registration Lozenge Mark

Hi all, Happy New Year. I have a quick question about the British lozenge mark for registered patents (see: http://www.925-1000.com/registry.html ). Am I correct in assuming that from 1884 onwards, this was no longer stamped on items, and instead the registered patent number was stamped instead? Thi...
by piette
Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: HELP; Russian Monogram on Faberge
Replies: 34
Views: 8441

Re: HELP; Russian Monogram on Fabergé

Perhaps I should add my two cents... and I'll start here... What are you talking about? It's not fake. But sure, you are right and all high-end auction houses are wrong. And as you write, some are real, some are fake. I got a real one. You should do your homework before coming with such comments. I ...
by piette
Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Pairs of napkin rings
Replies: 3
Views: 1160

Re: Pairs of napkin rings

Hi Zolotnik,
Some very nice napkin rings. Thank you for showing. I'd love to see any other particularly nice napkin rings which you have, even if they aren't pairs.
Best wishes,
P

PS. The Shaposhnikov ones are my favourite! ;))
by piette
Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian beaker
Replies: 29
Views: 6025

Re: Russian beaker

Opinions may be divided on the forum, but at the end of the day it is your collection. If you are 100% happy with the items, keep them. If you have a single doubt about them, you should sell, as you will never be completely satisfied with them and it will bug you. My advice is to get rid of the two ...
by piette
Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: 2 Kovsh's Ovchinnikov (my last hope of real)
Replies: 13
Views: 4985

Re: 2 Kovsh's Ovchinnikov (my last hope of real)

Dear Klingert, I fear that the news is bad... When it comes to Russian silver, you simply cannot place your trust in dealers or 'valuers'. The only solution is to learn for yourself by reading the forum, acquiring and reading the right books (you will find plenty of recommendations on the forum) and...
by piette
Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian beaker
Replies: 29
Views: 6025

Re: Russian beaker

Hi all,
A piece clearly not in the Russian style. I agree with AG - the over struck marks (of which there are more than one) look like Hanau to me, and the style fits.
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by piette
Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian ashtrays
Replies: 22
Views: 5973

Re: Russian ashtrays

That is because it is translating the word and not transliterating it! The Russian word Дука‚ TRANSLATES to the English word Ducat (meaning the coin) but the Russian name Дука‚ TRANSLITERATES to Dukat.
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by piette
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian ashtrays
Replies: 22
Views: 5973

Re: Russian ashtrays

Hi numis, As a native speaker of English with bilingual proficiency in Russian (and a handful of others... French, German, blah blah etc) let me point out that that the Cyrillic letter К should always be transliterated to Latin as K, not C. This is because C can represent too many different possible...
by piette
Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian mark
Replies: 19
Views: 4732

Re: Russian mark

I agree with Zolotnik about this spoon - to me it is more than dubious. As stated by Zolotnik, this excess use of blue doesn't appear in Klingert's work. I have seen teaspoons with this style used as shown on a spoon from my collection below, but not from a maker like Klingert. See: Teaspoon with bl...
by piette
Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Please help me determine whether this napkin ring is fake or
Replies: 10
Views: 3035

Re: Please help me determine whether this napkin ring is fak

Hi,
As Zolotnik will tell you: Don't seek to learn how to spot fakes! Learn how to spot authentic pieces...
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by piette
Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: 1871 Kiddush Cup
Replies: 12
Views: 4398

Re: 1871 Kiddush Cup

Hi all,
Just a thought, but the stopka appears to also have a makers mark on the rim as shown in picture 1 - maybe the maker later added another on the base with the main hallmarks added by the assayer?
Also with regard to stopka vs. stakan... A stakan is much bigger than a stopka!
Regards,
P
by piette
Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Unknown Makers Mark II
Replies: 2
Views: 1001

Re: Unknown Makers Mark II

Thank you for your help Zolotnik.
by piette
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Unknown Makers Mark 1
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Re: Unknown Makers Mark 1

Hi Zolotnik,
Genius! I am aware of the upside down marks on some items but hadn't thought of that this time! Thank you once again! :-)
by piette
Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Unknown Makers Mark II
Replies: 2
Views: 1001

Unknown Makers Mark II

Hi all,
Does anyone have this makers mark in their sources? I can't seem to find it! Any help is much appreciated.
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Many thanks,
Piette
by piette
Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:40 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Unknown Makers Mark 1
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Unknown Makers Mark 1

Hi all, I am wondering if anyone can shed some light on a makers mark which I cannot identify... to me it looks like ИЦ but I can't find such a mark. Does anyone have it in their sources? http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj239/ammolithmine/IMG_0981_zps468be7f2.jpg http://i273.photobucket.com/alb...
by piette
Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Beautiful Russian Silver Cup. Tricky Hallmark.
Replies: 8
Views: 2546

Re: Beautiful Russian Silver Cup. Tricky Hallmark.

Hi all,
I have to agree with Zolotnik here - I'm not too sure about this stakan. To me the engraving doesn't look good enough to be by Milyukov, and I don't think the mark looks a great deal like Milyukov's either but this is just my opinion.
All the best,
P
by piette
Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Could I please get some help ID on this Cigarette Case
Replies: 6
Views: 1532

Re: Could I please get some help ID on this Cigarette Case

Good morning all!
Forgive me if I am wrong about the matter, but why has nobody mentioned the overstruck marks on this case??? Zolotnik, what are your thoughts?
by piette
Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Imperial Court Serving Spoon?
Replies: 36
Views: 11957

Re: Imperial Court Serving Spoon?

Hi Dad,
Can you explain please what Ivanov means when he says "the title was confirmed in 1881 and 1896" ?

I still see no reason to doubt this spoon, but now we have 1865, 1872, 1882 and 1883??? Where do all the dates come from? Which is correct? Who knows? Not me...

Best Regards,
Piette
by piette
Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Imperial Court Serving Spoon?
Replies: 36
Views: 11957

Re: Imperial Court Serving Spoon?

Hi all, In a situation like this I think we all need to stand back and look at all of the evidence offered by everyone so far, and also look to see if there is any new evidence available for consideration. Zolotnik has stated has The Firm of Ovchinnikov was granted the use of the Imperial Warrant 18...

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