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by amena
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Italian Silver hallmark 615 FI Please Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Re: Italian Silver hallmark 615 FI Please Help

I wrote to the company for information. Miss Giovanna Lisi kindly replied to me by confirming what Trev assumed, that is, before 1976 the name of the company and the mark were different. He also added that since 1995 they no longer use the 800/1000 fineness, and then the lobster was made before that...
by amena
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Italian hallmark? Ascoli Picano?
Replies: 8
Views: 1907

Re: Italian hallmark? Ascoli Picano?

Well, the 18 AP mark would belong to FENOCCHI PACIFICO Via Crispi 66 SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO (ASCOLI PICENO) which ceased before 1971.
However, the marks photographed do not seem Italian.
Since there are two earrings, can you show us the pictures of the other earring ?
Best
Amena
by amena
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Puzzling mark
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Re: Puzzling mark

Hi Golstein It could be what you suggest, but in this case it is more likely to be foreign. Your picture, for some reason, has suggested me another possibility: is it a baptismal ladle? Below are some examples of baptismal ladles from northern Italy compared to mine http://i64.tinypic.com/2lm7720.jp...
by amena
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Puzzling mark
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Re: Puzzling mark

Hi Aguest Your hypothesis is very interesting, I had not thought about a Belgian silver. The mark of the Italian silversmith who looks like, is belonging to Giovanni Piuma, about half of the 19th century and is described as "una piuma" "a feather". http://i68.tinypic.com/k3orwo.j...
by amena
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Puzzling mark
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Puzzling mark

Hi all I have this ladle, for punch , I suppose, which has just one mark. The shape of the mark might suggest a French silversmith, but the guarantee mark is missing, and this makes me think that it's not French . I suppose it is Italian from that time when no official mark was compulsory. I found a...
by amena
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Gilt trefid teaspoon, date & maker help
Replies: 12
Views: 2983

Re: Gilt trefid teaspoon, date & maker help

It seems very charming to me as it is.
Congratulations
Amena
by amena
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Leonardo Davinci letter opener
Replies: 4
Views: 2342

Re: Leonardo Davinci letter opener

I can't read the number in the lozenge
Star 554 FI ? Is it?
by amena
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Confusing hallmarks on a silver wine taster
Replies: 19
Views: 3694

Re: Confusing hallmarks on a silver wine taster

Hi Agman I know very little about French silver, but a friend of mine suggested that the remains of the old punching that you see could be of the mark of Denis Colombier. http://i68.tinypic.com/2s6ap34.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/2uokpzd.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/21dgd8m.jpg Indeed, there seem to be...
by amena
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: What is this Animal Head Baltimore Related Accession Mark?
Replies: 10
Views: 2646

Re: What is this Animal Head Baltimore Related Accession Mark?

Only for pastime ... It could have been an American with long term political or business interests. He came to Turin with his family and his belongings. After some time he died and an inventory had to be drawn up to estimate the value of the estate in order to determine the amount of the tax. The of...
by amena
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Electronic test
Replies: 0
Views: 1411

Electronic test

Hello everyone I had quite negative experiences with the Xray test to determine the fineness of silver pieces. In my city only one laboratory is equipped with this apparatus. The person performing the tests requires to make a small hole in the piece, and claims that this is the only way to obtain a ...
by amena
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: What is this Animal Head Baltimore Related Accession Mark?
Replies: 10
Views: 2646

Re: What is this Animal Head Baltimore Related Accession Mark?

Hello Ag 2012 Scenario 2 really does seem beyond imagination. Scenario 1 is more possible. It would be very useful to know when neurorocker's cutlery came back to the US. Even Dognose has posted a Georgian spoon with the lion's head: is it possible to know where that spoon is now? Where and when was...
by amena
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: What is this Animal Head Baltimore Related Accession Mark?
Replies: 10
Views: 2646

Re: What is this Animal Head Baltimore Related Accession Mark?

I see nothing suspicious in the presence of the lion's head. There are many examples of foreign silvers marked with that punch. http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=45200&p=131569&hilit=KORDES#p131569 In fact there was in the Kingdom of Sardinia at that time a specific mark ...
by amena
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: A birthing stork clamp
Replies: 8
Views: 1538

Re: A birthing stork clamp

Hello
Thank you all for the information.
Mr. Brollo would have done better not to punch an ancient object with his personal mark.
However he could not do too much damage, he was in business only from 11/15/71 to 12/30/72.
Best regards
Amena
by amena
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Maltese circa 1800 serving spoon
Replies: 3
Views: 886

Re: Maltese circa 1800 serving spoon

Hello Matt
Here is an excerpt from the book "The silver of Malta" by Alaine Apap Bologna
Image
Best
Amena
by amena
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: A birthing stork clamp
Replies: 8
Views: 1538

A birthing stork clamp

A friend of mine sent me some picture of a birthing stork clamp to ask for information. http://i66.tinypic.com/16kyha9.jpg http://i64.tinypic.com/2a60b9e.jpg The punching is actually anomalous, given that there are simultaneously a St. Petersburg mark of the late nineteenth century, and an Italian m...
by amena
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help needed!! German marks ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2974

Re: Help needed!! German marks ?

I'm sorry but I can not read this stamp. It resembles the keys of St. Peter under the liturgical umbrella, but it is not; moreover it would be too small, compared to the St. Mark's lion. It could be one of the many marks of unknown silversmiths or something else I do not know. As for the "molec...
by amena
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help needed!! German marks ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2974

Re: Help needed!! German marks ?

Hi Joho I thank you for your trust, but I have not spoken in your post because Ag 2012 had already given a comprehensive answer with which I fully agree: it is the lion of St. Mark struck twice, as is often found. I could only add that it might be interesting to see better the other mark that is ver...
by amena
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Bowl from Venice ?
Replies: 2
Views: 994

Re: Bowl from Venice ?

The silverware of Venice is often falsified, but in this case I would say that it is a genuine piece. The mark of the "sazador" (assayer) seems to be the one present on the reliquary of S. Bartolomeo http://www.beweb.chiesacattolica.it/benistorici/bene/4763137/Ambito+veneto+sec.+XVIII%2C+R...

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