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by amena
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Easterling
Replies: 3
Views: 1633

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: 1633

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: 978

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: 1316

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: 2805

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 ...
by amena
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Is this Italian?
Replies: 9
Views: 1316

Re: Is this Italian?

Hi Jag The confirmation that the ladle is definitely solid silver is very important. Since 1832 in Tuscany there was no binding legislation, in fact with motu proprio of July 21, 1832, the Grand Duke makes the warranty punching optional, with the following mark, which, as you can see, is stylistical...
by amena
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: What was this ladle used for?
Replies: 9
Views: 2805

Re: What was this ladle used for?

The angle between the handle and the bowl seems to make it difficult to use as an incense spoon.
Could it be a baptismal ladle?
Baptism is a symbolic purification and the amount of water is irrelevant
Regards
Amena
by amena
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Is this Italian?
Replies: 9
Views: 1316

Re: Is this Italian?

In the case of Naples the numbers, 7 or 8, and previously 3,4, and 5 indicated a a fineness.
I have no information of a similar use in Tuscany.
by amena
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Is this Italian?
Replies: 9
Views: 1316

Re: Is this Italian?

Very interesting. I've never seen this mark before.
The punching has a definite Tuscan feel, but the L might suggest Lucca instead of Florence. However I do not know what the 6 can mean.
We are eager to have the confirmation that the ladle is solid silver, as it seems.
Best
Amena
by amena
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Origin of this dish
Replies: 10
Views: 1405

Re: Origin of this dish

A picture of the whole item would help
by amena
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Unsure of hallmark; does it say different things
Replies: 11
Views: 3048

Re: Unsure of hallmark; does it say different things

The 1 AR company answered my question confirming what I had anticipated We confirm that the punching 333 corresponds to the 8 carat fineness The 18k punching has no value since the legislation requires that the amount of metal used in the alloy must necessarily be expressed in thousandths Best Amena
by amena
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Unsure of hallmark; does it say different things
Replies: 11
Views: 3048

Re: Unsure of hallmark; does it say different things

Thes hape of the mark 1 AR is the one in use before 1970. The most probable hypothesis is that it is gold 333/1000, a fineness admitted by Italian law at that time, and that the 18k refers only to the gilding. However the 333 gold has a specific weight of about 10, while the 18 K has a specific grav...
by amena
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Double wood handled bowl ore quaich
Replies: 9
Views: 2349

Re: Double wood handled bowl ore quaich

Your bowl is probably an ember bowl, an object that was used to light cigars or pipes before the invention of matches. I know it was a very popular object in Spain, but I can not help you with the marks.
Sorry
Amena
by amena
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: A PUNCH STRAINER
Replies: 5
Views: 5928

Re: A PUNCH STRAINER

BINGO!
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Thanks to all
Amena
by amena
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: A PUNCH STRAINER
Replies: 5
Views: 5928

Re: A PUNCH STRAINER

HI legrandmogol thank you very much for your answer, I really needed an opinion. As I said the marks are very little visible, but here are more detailed photos. http://i64.tinypic.com/102nwar.jpg To look better, it seems to me that the letter is a C or G instead of S. http://i67.tinypic.com/2hreiwp....
by amena
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: A PUNCH STRAINER
Replies: 5
Views: 5928

A PUNCH STRAINER

Hi all I found this punch strainer, about 11 cm wide, which I think is from London. http://i63.tinypic.com/23kzu69.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/vdilh4.jpg http://i64.tinypic.com/2lkp99w.jpg I say "I think" because the hallmarks is really barely visible, I think they have been deleted specifi...
by amena
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: A ladle
Replies: 2
Views: 980

Re: A ladle

Great, Stecci, many thanks.
I am always amazed at how expert the users of these forums are.
Best
Amena
by amena
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: A ladle
Replies: 2
Views: 980

A ladle

I acquired this ladle, for punch, I suppose.
It is made of silver but has no hallmarks, only the initials G W. Can anyone suggest some hypothesis on where and when this ladle was made?
Image
Thanks for attention
Amena
by amena
Thu May 24, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Asian dragon bracelet
Replies: 5
Views: 2018

Re: Asian dragon bracelet

Okay, so it's agreed.
Best regards
Amena

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