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by amena
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: A birthing stork clamp
Replies: 8
Views: 1473

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: 2808

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: 2808

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: 935

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...
by amena
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Marks on flatware
Replies: 8
Views: 1255

Re: Marks on flatware

P.S. Hi Stewnsb A small clarification. The crowned eagle with the cross was used from 1824 to 1872. Chambéry, however, that belonged to the kingdom of Sardinia, was ceded to France in 1860, with the whole Savoy. The mark of Antoine Marchand, on your cutlery, is very well struck. Could you post it in...
by amena
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Marks on flatware
Replies: 8
Views: 1255

Re: Marks on flatware

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by amena
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help with marks please
Replies: 3
Views: 2072

Re: Help with marks please

It could be that, but I'm not sure
Image
Best
Amena
by amena
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Confusing hallmarks on a silver wine taster
Replies: 19
Views: 3140

Re: Confusing hallmarks on a silver wine taster

What I wanted to say is that it is possible that the tastevin is of an earlier age than that determined by legible hallmarks. I do not know what were the uses in France or Belgium, but in Italy, in the past, often the silver items that had hallmarks from abroad, or unknown or no longer legible, they...
by amena
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Confusing hallmarks on a silver wine taster
Replies: 19
Views: 3140

Re: Confusing hallmarks on a silver wine taster

It seems to me to see remains of an old punching.
Image
Or it's just an impression?
by amena
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: A russian (?) ladle
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: A russian (?) ladle

Thank you for endorsing my feeling.
After reading many posts on Russian silver, it seems that I'm beginning to understand more than some "experts."
Or maybe they are in bad faith
Best regards
Amena
by amena
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: A russian (?) ladle
Replies: 3
Views: 776

A russian (?) ladle

I saw this ladle that left me perplexed. I have never seen a ladle with a partial cloisonné: it seems to me an unhygienic thing. And even kokoshnik has something unconvincing. http://i66.tinypic.com/10poaad.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/10f51t3.jpg What do you think ? Am I too suspicious? Best Amena
by amena
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: A sugar bowl
Replies: 25
Views: 5989

Re: A sugar bowl

It's not a secret, it weighs about 170 grams
by amena
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: A sugar bowl
Replies: 25
Views: 5989

Re: A sugar bowl

Thanks, I can see the photos now. I think that they are very useful: three marks are identical and maybe sooner or later someone else will find some other clue that allows us to give a name to the author. http://i64.tinypic.com/qn9ow6.jpg As for fineness, I only acid tested. So I am sure it is solid...
by amena
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: A sugar bowl
Replies: 25
Views: 5989

Re: A sugar bowl

You can try with tinypic.com
http://www.925-1000.com/images.html
In my sugar bowl there is the number 13 (lot), but I didn't make any test to determine the purity, so I can't confirm.
Best
Amena
by amena
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: A sugar bowl
Replies: 25
Views: 5989

Re: A sugar bowl

Hi r_l_m
your pictures are not showing on my computer.
Can you post them again?
Thanks
Amena
by amena
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Old Coin Earrings - Need Help ID'ing / info
Replies: 10
Views: 1871

Re: Old Coin Earrings - Need Help ID'ing / info

Sorry, I was late
by amena
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Old Coin Earrings - Need Help ID'ing / info
Replies: 10
Views: 1871

Re: Old Coin Earrings - Need Help ID'ing / info

If you read 38 GR, then the maker is
NAUTILUS DI BOTTACCI EZIO E C. S.N.C.
He is still in business and, as you can see on its website,
https://nautilussnc.jimdo.com/
its production is in ancient Roman style.
If it were 38 CR I should do other research, however it is a ceased company.
Best
Amena
by amena
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Unknown hallmark
Replies: 30
Views: 5795

Re: Unknown hallmark

Hi Alan It 's like a very exciting detective story ...... solid silver or silverplate? The clue that makes someone think that it is silverplate is that part of yellowish color that you see in this photo. http://i63.tinypic.com/rwpb1z.jpg If you do not have the means to calculate the specific gravity...
by amena
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Silver test
Replies: 4
Views: 1274

Re: Silver test

If you have appropriately filed a corner of the coin and the reagent has turned red, then your coin is solid silver.
All the other things you said are not conclusive.
Best
Amena

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