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by davidross
Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Chinese silver pickle dish mark?
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

Re: Chinese silver pickle dish mark?

not at all
by davidross
Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Chinese silver pickle dish mark?
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

Re: Chinese silver pickle dish mark?

Welcome to the Forum. The marks are Chinese, but the style is, in my opinion, closer to Kutch or Indian silver. Indeed, it looks like nearly identical to the pierced pattern of the letter rack and small tray discussed in this post, although in this case without the beaded border: http://www.925-1000...
by davidross
Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japanese silver cup, need help with maker.
Replies: 3
Views: 1611

Re: Japanese silver cup, need help with maker.

The maker is Muramatsu. Currently, I have no information on this maker, but I would guess that the cups are from the 1920s or 1930s. When they were new, they would have come in a wooden box that might have included details about the maker and perhaps the date of their purchase or their presentation ...
by davidross
Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:50 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Oriental Letter Opener Mystery Mark Silver 1000
Replies: 7
Views: 1794

Re: Oriental Letter Opener Mystery Mark Silver 1000

Welcome to the Forum. From the design and the marks, it does not look to be of Asian origin, so most likely it is indeed "Oriental." Another possibility is that it was produced in a former colony, like Hong Kong, exclusively for the tourist trade. As it is an inherited piece, family histor...
by davidross
Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Does any one know is this Russian or Middle eastern?
Replies: 8
Views: 2403

Re: Does any one know is this Russian or Middle eastern?

I agree that the marks are almost certainly Arabic, but I will leave it to someone more knowledgeable to make a definite identification.

Certainly not Russian marks.

Regards,
DR
by davidross
Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: Gold - Single Image
Topic: Possible gold mark on a watch?
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

Re: Possible gold mark on a watch?

Not very clear in the photo, but looks like the Swiss Helvetia mark for 18k (750) in use from 1933.

DR
by davidross
Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:58 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

Re: Help needed

Egypt, post-1946, .900 standard, as per the link already provided by Krisztián.

City mark and date letter illegible to me, someone else may be of more help to you.

Regards
DR
by davidross
Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: need help identifying card box with MDL mark
Replies: 2
Views: 975

Re: need help identifying card box with MDL mark

Welcome to the Forum.

To my eye, the card case looks like yogya silver, but I know of no maker with the mark MDL or MOL.

There is a good section on yogya silver here:

http://www.925-1000.com/a_yogya.html

Let's see what others say. I would defer to Oel on this.

Regards,

DR
by davidross
Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: 2015 "Software" Changes "Problems"
Replies: 12
Views: 10038

Re: 2015 "Software" Changes "Problems"

Many thanks, Trev.

I am relieved to know that Asian characters will eventually return to the site. In the meanwhile, I will refrain from including them in my posts.

Cheers

David
by davidross
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: 2015 "Software" Changes "Problems"
Replies: 12
Views: 10038

Re: 2015 "Software" Changes "Problems"

Speaking of software problems, the crumbling of apostrophes and commas into what appears to be ASCII code is nothing compared to the loss of Asian characters. As I am not experiencing this problem with any other web pages, I believe this is not a problem confined locally to my computer, but must be ...
by davidross
Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information
Replies: 306
Views: 200741

Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

Tu Mao Xing (can also be transliterated Tu Mao Hsing), active in Jiujang Province ca 1880 to 1930. Known mark uses only Chinese characters and no alphabet: a narrow banner with Jiujang written horizontally at the head and Tu Mao Xing written vertically beneath. http://www.925-1000.com/td/f/Far_East/...
by davidross
Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Chinese Beaker/Cup ID please
Replies: 4
Views: 1908

Re: Chinese Beaker/Cup ID please

Belatedly, that appears to be the mark of Tu Mao Xing (can also be transliterated Tu Mao Hsing), active in Jiujang Province ca 1880 to 1930. An article by Adrien von Ferscht states that in the recent past, Tu Mao Xing's name has been incorrectly transcribed as Kan Mao Xing, but evidently no such mak...
by davidross
Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Help please unusual bowl sun and triangle sterling mark
Replies: 6
Views: 5037

Re: Help please unusual bowl sun and triangle sterling mark

I do not think this is a Japanese bowl. The flared rim and the applied scroll legs look too stylized, like the signature of an individual artisan, rather than the mostly molded and mass-produced Japanese “sterling”-marked silver that was marketed primarily to the tourist trade in the immediate postw...
by davidross
Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: chinese bowl(?)
Replies: 4
Views: 1653

Re: chinese bowl(?)

Hello Krisztián, I certainly agree with you. Although the retailer's mark is already listed in the CES section, it is helpful for everyone interested in CES to see a well-marked piece like this. The full set of British import marks provide a great deal of new information. Looking forward to your fut...
by davidross
Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Oriental snuff box - help identifying hallmark needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1310

Re: Oriental snuff box - help identifying hallmark needed

Welcome to the Forum. While I am sure that no intentional slight is implied by using "Oriental," this is a word that has no real linguistic equivalent in the regions it is supposed to refer to. The many different peoples of the Middle East or Asia have ever applied such a monolithic, broad...
by davidross
Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Cuff Bracelet with Turquoise and Coral
Replies: 2
Views: 1695

Re: Cuff Bracelet with Turquoise and Coral

I agree with Cheryl, it looks like Tibetan or Nepalese work. It is hard to say from the photos, but if the three faint marks appear directly behind the circle of small reddish stones, then they are not maker's mark or metal standard marks, but simply impressions left by setting the stones. Regards DR
by davidross
Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: chinese bowl(?)
Replies: 4
Views: 1653

Re: chinese bowl(?)

Hello Krisztián, It's nice to see you posting down here in the East Asian section for a change. The mark looks like WH. If so, that's Wang Hing and Co of Hong Kong, as listed in the CES section of World Hallmarks: http://www.925-1000.com/chinex_04.html#M It seems to be missing its original glass or ...
by davidross
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Unidentified mark silver-plate vase
Replies: 26
Views: 13863

Re: Unidentified mark silver-plate vase

Many thanks for updating this thread and providing a positive ID. With such a clear explanation, the yacht looks obvious. This Y-in-Yacht mark definitely dates from post-WWII, as it has nothing to do with the company's name or history. I imagine it was designed to match up the Y of Yamatogumi with s...
by davidross
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information
Replies: 306
Views: 200741

Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

Yamatogumi Yamatogumi was originally founded in 1910 by ITO Masajiro 伊藤政治郎 as the Ito Silverplate Factory 伊藤メッキ工場 and located in Mukojima, Sumida Ward, Tokyo. The factory moved to the Honjo area of Tokyo in the early 1920s, probably following the 1923 earthquake. Became Yamatogumi Factory 大和組工場 ‬ ar...

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