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by piette
Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: I need help identifying these spoons
Replies: 26
Views: 7036

Re: I need help identifying these spoons

Evening Dad,
I had taken this into account when writing my previous reply, but I didn't mention it as I thought there could be no way the mark on the spoons matched P-L #2017. The cartouche is the wrong shape. The mark shown in P-L is much more rounded in shape.
Regards,
Piette
by piette
Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: I need help identifying these spoons
Replies: 26
Views: 7036

Re: I need help identifying these spoons

If this is a set of six spoons then why are five of them marked with the dvoinik for St Petersburg 1882-1898 and the other one of them marked Moscow 1877??? Apologies everyone! I did not look closely enough at the photos and as a result of this, I mistook a blurred photo of what is meant to be the ...
by piette
Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: I need help identifying these spoons
Replies: 26
Views: 7036

Re: I need help identifying these spoons

If this is a set of six spoons then why are five of them marked with the dvoinik for St Petersburg 1882-1898 and the other one of them marked Moscow 1877??? Also, to add to this, the Firm of Khlebnikov moved entirely to Moscow in 1871, and did no work in St Petersburg after this date - so how did th...
by piette
Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Can anyone identify these marks - STNIKOVA?
Replies: 11
Views: 3771

Re: Can anyone identify these marks - STNIKOVA?

Hello, In this instance, I disagree with Zolotnik about the quality of the enamelling. To me, the wires don't look right although it can be hard to tell without close up pictures. Also, the heavily oxidised background of the case brings doubts to my mind. This is more commonly found on fake enamelle...
by piette
Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: I need help identifying these spoons
Replies: 26
Views: 7036

Re: I need help identifying these spoons

I have been keeping my eye on this topic for a while now and in that time I have changed my mind-set from 'fake' to 'genuine' a hundred times over. For a while I agreed with Dad, then with Qrt.S and Zolotnik, then Dad again etc. I have had a good look through my books and as far as I am concerned, t...
by piette
Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: St Petersburg Spoon (II)
Replies: 9
Views: 1828

Re: St Petersburg Spoon (II)

To me, the mark looks much more like А.И. than AH
Regards,
Piette
by piette
Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: risque cigarette case marked IES
Replies: 11
Views: 3099

Re: risque cigarette case marked IES

These are the marks on your item: http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj239/ammolithmine/postnikova3.jpg http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj239/ammolithmine/postnikovamark2.jpg http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj239/ammolithmine/postnikovamark.jpg First mark: 84 = Russian silver standard 87.5% S...
by piette
Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Newbie Here Needs Help
Replies: 12
Views: 2301

Re: Newbie Here Needs Help

Hi Toni,
Try using:
http://tinypic.com/
They have a tool when you upload your pictures which allows you to automatically resize them.
Regards,
Piette
by piette
Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Newbie Here Needs Help
Replies: 12
Views: 2301

Re: Newbie Here Needs Help

Hi and welcome to the forum,
Please post pictures of the marks if possible... Then we can tell you much more.
Regards,
Piette
by piette
Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Faberge?
Replies: 4
Views: 1309

Re: Faberge?

Good evening Steffen, First off I will tell you that I am pleased that I was able to translate your username into English... :) Being 1/4 German has paid off afterall! The marks would suggest August Hollming, St Petersburg, 1899-1908 but... are these the only two sets of hallmarks on the box? If so,...
by piette
Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: С. П. ВУРГ mark on Spoon
Replies: 33
Views: 9378

Re: С. П. ВУРГ mark on Spoon

Hi Dad,
Sorry about this - I didn't read your post properly :-)
I understand that the small kokoshnik is 3.5x1.5mm - can you tell me, what is the proper size of the big kokoshnik?
Regards,
Piette
by piette
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: С. П. ВУРГ mark on Spoon
Replies: 33
Views: 9378

Re: С. П. ВУРГ mark on Spoon

Hello all, Forgive me if I am wrong but, I think the kokoshnik mark on Ringo's object is dubious. As far as I am aware, the chin should smoothly continue into the ear whereas in Ringo's mark, the ear sticks out from the chin? Do you see what I mean? Could someone else please offer a second opinion o...
by piette
Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: risque cigarette case marked IES
Replies: 11
Views: 3099

Re: risque cigarette case marked IES

Hi, Much of what Qrt.S has said but: These are the marks on your item: http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj239/ammolithmine/postnikova3.jpg http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj239/ammolithmine/postnikovamark2.jpg http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj239/ammolithmine/postnikovamark.jpg The marks wo...
by piette
Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: С. П. ВУРГ mark on Spoon
Replies: 33
Views: 9378

Re: С. П. ВУРГ mark on Spoon

Hi Postnikov,
Thank you for this information. It is interesting to know about this extra mark. I have read the previous discussion on the forum and will take note.
Regards,
Piette
by piette
Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: С. П. ВУРГ mark on Spoon
Replies: 33
Views: 9378

Re: С. П. ВУРГ mark on Spoon

My apologies - the mark on the spoon is ofcourse С. П. БУРГЬ, not С. П. ВУРГ.

Regards,
Piette
by piette
Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: С. П. ВУРГ mark on Spoon
Replies: 33
Views: 9378

С. П. ВУРГ mark on Spoon

Hi all, Here is a spoon in my collection which has a bit of a question mark over it... It is marked with this unusual С. П. ВУРГ mark and the kokoshnik mark is larger than usual (5mm x 3mm). I believe the makers mark is for Igor Grigorievich Pankratiev of St Petersburg, 1898-1908. What do you ...
by piette
Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:19 am
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: spoons from Edinburgh?
Replies: 11
Views: 3446

Re: spoons from Edinburgh?

Hello,
It is not uncommon among early Scottish silver for a date letter to be missing. I have seen many pieces like this with no date letter, mostly from smaller provincial assay offices eg. Aberdeen, Banff, Perth but I have also seen objects with missing dates from Edinburgh.
Regards,
Piette
by piette
Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Question About 'Sterling' Silver
Replies: 5
Views: 1600

Re: Question About 'Sterling' Silver

Hello, Sterling silver (.925) is a worldwide standard used for silver which is believed to have originated in the area which is now Norther Germany, in the 12th century. It is an alloy of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals (usually copper). As for objects being marked 'sterling' I would be dubious o...
by piette
Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: unknown russian mark from about 1914
Replies: 11
Views: 4038

Re: unknown russian mark from about 1914

R ingo wrote:But from when and why on such a uncommon location (and who is Mr. H. Struck who has to abandon Wologda in the year of the beginning war )?


Hi Ringo,
Fakers will do anything to sell their items. All the engravings on the spoon are more than likely fantasy.
Regards,
Piette
by piette
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: unknown russian mark from about 1914
Replies: 11
Views: 4038

Re: unknown russian mark from about 1914

Hi,
To me, the greek letter is delta for Moscow and if you look closely at the makers mark, it is actually two letters, not one... It is probably Г.Ж or Т.Ж
Regards,
Piette

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