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by piette
Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Makers Marks
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Makers Marks

Hi all, I have recently become a little confused about Russian makers marks... If an object has all the other right marks, but not a makers mark, does this automatically make it fake? It was my understanding that an assayer was not allowed to punch an item unless it already had a makers mark on... i...
by piette
Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: RUSSIAN 56 PENDANT - BROOCH
Replies: 2
Views: 1983

Re: RUSSIAN 56 PENDANT - BROOCH

Hi Argentum49, Russian items, wether silver or gold, jewellery or holloware, always had to have a makers mark. The assayer was sent the item by the maker, and he was not allowed to punch marks on it unless the makers mark was already on the item. If the assayer hallmarked an item that didn't already...
by piette
Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Spoon and Fork Set, Russian?
Replies: 5
Views: 1674

Re: Spoon and Fork Set, Russian?

Hi,
Are you able to post a more close up picture of the marks? Then you will get better answers. :-)
Regards,
Piette
by piette
Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Firm of Sazikov
Replies: 79
Views: 20319

Re: Firm of Sazikov

Hi all, Postnikov's story also made me laugh! On a side note, I am sure I read somewhere (it might even have been on this forum where I read it!) that a few years ago a big auction house sold a 'Fabergé Imperial egg' which had the double headed imperial eagle warrant which wasn't put on items that ...
by piette
Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Tot cup? Maker please
Replies: 5
Views: 1509

Re: Russian Tot cup? Maker please

Hi Ralf1e,
I only commented on the marks. I am not sure about the item itself, although it looks good to me. Another member will no doubt be along soon to tell you more.
Regards,
Piette
by piette
Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Tot cup? Maker please
Replies: 5
Views: 1509

Re: Russian Tot cup? Maker please

Hi Ralf1e, Your item has the makers mark В.И.И in rectangular cartouche which is the mark of Vasily Ivanov. http://a.imagehost.org/0432/silversmith.jpg Rough translation: Vasily Ivanovich Ivanov was the owner of a silverware factory founded in 1870. In 1897 his products made him an income of 9000...
by piette
Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Firm of Sazikov
Replies: 79
Views: 20319

Re: Firm of Sazikov

Hi all, Not marks on actual items, but some information all the same: Sazikov in Moscow http://j.imagehost.org/0152/saz1.jpg Sazikov in St Petersburg http://j.imagehost.org/0195/saz2.jpg It would be interesting to see the St Petersburg mark on an actual item if anyone has an example. Regards, Piette
by piette
Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Firm of Sazikov
Replies: 79
Views: 20319

Re: Firm of Sazikov

Hi Postnikov, Forgive me if I have misunderstood what you meant but, are you saying that the double headed imperial eagle was never in a circular cartouche, and that the cartouche was always the shape of the eagle? Or is this only the case with Sazikov? Or only the case with Sazikov in Moscow? I am ...
by piette
Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: russian napkin ring
Replies: 7
Views: 1582

Re: russian napkin ring

Hi Victoria,
Welcome to the forums.
For various reasons, I would say that this item is of very dubious origin and so I agree with silverport. It is not Russian, but a more modern fake.
Regards,
Piette
by piette
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Silver Salt Cellar
Replies: 3
Views: 2034

Re: Silver Salt Cellar

Hi Juke & Qrt.S,
Thank you for the confirmation about this item and for the information on the shovel mark - it is quite interesting.
Regards,
Piette
by piette
Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Silver Salt Cellar
Replies: 3
Views: 2034

Silver Salt Cellar

Hi all, I am wondering if this silver salt cellar is genuine or not - to me it looks good. In my opinion, the engraving looks good under the loupe and the hallmarks look fine. It measures about 4cm in diameter and 2.5cm in height. I believe this is the masters mark of Alexander Ivanovich Sparyashkin...
by piette
Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Sazikov vs Saltykov
Replies: 4
Views: 1436

Re: Sazikov vs Saltykov

Hi Postnikov,
Wether Sazikov or Saltykov, they are still beautiful objects and you are very lucky to own them :-)
Regards,
Piette
by piette
Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Can anyone identify this maker?
Replies: 4
Views: 1861

Re: Can anyone identify this maker?

Hi Pat,
It is Charles Murat - sorry for the blurry pictures! Under a loupe the mark looks just like Murats :-)
Do you know where I will be able to find any info on this maker? In the mean time, I am looking for information.
Regards,
Piette
by piette
Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Firm of Sazikov
Replies: 79
Views: 20319

Re: Firm of Sazikov

Ivan, bear in mind - this auction house shows no hallmarks, do they? Do they have any proof that the history of this item is as described?
As Postnikov once wisely told me - "Never trust the seller - only what you know"

Regards,
Piette
by piette
Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Firm of Sazikov
Replies: 79
Views: 20319

Re: Firm of Sazikov

Hi Ivan,
The auction houses sell fakes - never trust provinence without proper documents.
Regards,
Piette
by piette
Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Klingert vs. Saltykov
Replies: 18
Views: 3942

Re: Klingert vs. Saltykov

Postnikov wrote:Image


Hi Postnikov -
Just a quick question. Are the cigarette cases pictured above all from your collection?
Regards,
Piette
by piette
Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Teapot - cannot identify all the marks
Replies: 7
Views: 1884

Re: Teapot - cannot identify all the marks

Hi, The top mark is ofcourse the left facing lion with paw raised which indicates solid sterling silver. The mark on the right is the date letter "m" which indicates the year 1847. The bottom mark is the queen victoria monarchs mark which indicates the piece dates from 1837-1890. The left ...
by piette
Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Can anyone identify this maker?
Replies: 4
Views: 1861

Can anyone identify this maker?

Hi all- This is a lovely little vesta. It is gilded silver and turquoise guilloché enamel and the thumbpiece is set with a little rose cut diamond, typical of a piece like this. There is damage to the enamel on one side although the other side is perfect. I know this piece dates to around 1900 as t...
by piette
Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Teapot - cannot identify all the marks
Replies: 7
Views: 1884

Re: Teapot - cannot identify all the marks

Hi, This is a nice teapot you have here, in a nice design. The date letter on this item is for 1847. I will check my books later when I have access to them for the maker, although someone else will probably beat me to it in the mean time! It is most likely William Chawner or William Cooper but perha...
by piette
Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: KOVSH BY SAZIKOV
Replies: 6
Views: 1901

Re: KOVSH BY SAZIKOV

Hi Ivan,
How many hallmarks are on the item? Is it just the one set that you have already pictured?
Regards,
Piette

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