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by amena
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Marks on flatware
Replies: 8
Views: 1333

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: 2401

Re: Help with marks please

It could be that, but I'm not sure
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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: 3637

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: 3637

Re: Confusing hallmarks on a silver wine taster

It seems to me to see remains of an old punching.
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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: 831

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: 831

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: 6173

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: 6173

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: 6173

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: 6173

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: 2181

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: 2181

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: 7064

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: 1341

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
by amena
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Easterling
Replies: 3
Views: 1960

Re: Easterling

Hi
Thanks for your reassurances.
Those cutlery are so light and sloppy that it was hard for me to believe they were actually solid silver.
Regards
Amena
by amena
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Easterling
Replies: 3
Views: 1960

Easterling

Today I saw some cutlery bearing the trademark "Easterling". They also have the sterling mark, but taking them in my hands, they do not look like solid silver at all. Is it possible that they are silverplated despite the sterling mark? http://i66.tinypic.com/2u6ofn5.jpg http://i68.tinypic....
by amena
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Spoon
Replies: 3
Views: 1042

Re: Spoon

Hi
Take a look here
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=49753&p=152142&hilit=ITALIAN+ART+SOUVENIR#p152142
As I wrote: you can find them in silver, gilded silver or even in silver plate.
Maybe yours are in silverplate
Best
Amena
by amena
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Is this Italian?
Replies: 9
Views: 1402

Re: Is this Italian?

Here I am again. As I said, I asked four super-experts of Tuscan silver, three university professors and a very famous jeweler from Florence. Everyone kindly replied to me, but no one has ever seen this mark or a similar one. It's very complicated, it seems. As I explained in detail in my post on th...
by amena
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: What was this ladle used for?
Replies: 9
Views: 3104

Re: What was this ladle used for?

I must say that even I had never heard of the scruple spoon. You always learn something. Ampoules have been used in Italy since very distant times. A pair of liturgical ampoules is represented in an inlay by Friar Damiano Zambelli from the first half of the 1500s. I do not know if the scruple spoon ...

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