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by AG2012
Thu May 23, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Spoon 2
Replies: 2
Views: 2831

Re: Russian Spoon 2

Hi,
Fedor Frolov (Федор Фролов)

PL 2978

Regards
by AG2012
Thu May 23, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Help with marks
Replies: 2
Views: 3437

Re: Help with marks

Hi,
It is not low grade silver although 12.5% less than sterling.
Austrian standard 4 for .800 (Toucan mark after 1922).
See here:
https://www.925-1000.com/Faustria_03.html

Regards
by AG2012
Wed May 22, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Help with marks
Replies: 6
Views: 5585

Re: Help with marks

So, the basket in pristine condition is more than 300 years old ?
by AG2012
Wed May 22, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Silver Gilt & Niello Champagne Flutes
Replies: 14
Views: 4783

Re: Russian Silver Gilt & Niello Champagne Flutes

There is no controversy here: 1. Again, Kolotoschin Aleksej worked in Yaroslavl, not Moscow. Citizen of Yaroslavl,jeweler and engraver (чеканщик) https://abload.de/img/krest_napersnyj_1860_7kkbi.jpg 2.I have no intention to contradict Goldstein and and the items he shows.They are made by an unknown ...
by AG2012
Wed May 22, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Silver Gilt & Niello Champagne Flutes
Replies: 14
Views: 4783

Re: Russian Silver Gilt & Niello Champagne Flutes

PL 3816 and 3817
But there is no НД assayer in Yaroslavl.
Besides, is there town mark in champagne flutes posted here (it is plural, i.e. flutes, must be town mark in at least one).
Regards
by AG2012
Wed May 22, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Silver Gilt & Niello Champagne Flutes
Replies: 14
Views: 4783

Re: Russian Silver Gilt & Niello Champagne Flutes

He is mentioned in Ярославль (Yaroslav)
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by AG2012
Wed May 22, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Silver Gilt & Niello Champagne Flutes
Replies: 14
Views: 4783

Re: Russian Silver Gilt & Niello Champagne Flutes

List of all Moscow silversmiths matching AK initials and assayer`s years in office. (Skurlov) КАЛАШНИКОВ Алекс. Алексеевич, 1853 КАРЕЛОВ Андрей Петрович, 1853 КИТОВСКИЙ Алексей Фадеевич, 1852–1853 КЛАПОВСКИЙ Алексей Семенович, 1853 КЛЕМИН Алексей Степанович, 1853 КОТЕЛЬНИКОВ Александр Степанович, 18...
by AG2012
Wed May 22, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Silver Gilt & Niello Champagne Flutes
Replies: 14
Views: 4783

Re: Russian Silver Gilt & Niello Champagne Flutes

Hi,
Not in Skurlov either.
How is his name spelled in Russian ?
Regards
by AG2012
Sun May 19, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 3248

Re: Help!

Hi,
Most likely J.D. Schleissner & Sons,Hanau.
Compare with s463 here:
https://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_hanau_marks_01.html
Different letters, cursive e and t but the same style.
Besides,it`s not consistent with full set of French marks.

The image of the whole item would be appreciated.
Regards
by AG2012
Fri May 17, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Need help identifying this object
Replies: 5
Views: 2972

Re: Need help identifying this object

Hi,
Biedermeier period,early to mid 19th century.Based on style and Loth standard,
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by AG2012
Fri May 17, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Silver Muffineer / Caster Origin Country & Age
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: Silver Muffineer / Caster Origin Country & Age

Hi,
J. D. SCHLEISSNER SÖHNE, HANAU, c.1900.
Chalice and pellets mark number s449 see here:
https://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_hanau_marks_01.html

Hanau silversmiths used various combinations of marks, so one mark is enough for positive identification.
Regards
by AG2012
Thu May 16, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Need help identifying this object
Replies: 5
Views: 2972

Re: Need help identifying this object

Hi, Theoderich is most likely right about the Romanian origin of the basket. Bacău (German: Bakau) ,located in Moldavia region in the east of the country. Many silversmiths from Balkan countries were trained in Austria-Hungary and when returned back home used Loth standards and even created their ow...
by AG2012
Thu May 16, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Crest on a spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 2113

Re: Crest on a spoon

Hi, Either Germany or Austria Empire (German speaking countries), five pearls indicate the lowest rank of nobility.There were thousands of families using crown - monogram, so, positive identification is impossible unless exactly the same engraving is encountered with more conclusive provenance of th...
by AG2012
Wed May 15, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silver Ice Bucket Marked Made in England
Replies: 3
Views: 833

Re: Silver Ice Bucket Marked Made in England

Hi,
It is silver plated, not solid silver and "BP" stands for BRITANNIA PLATE base metal.
As far as I can tell the maker SW & S has not been identified, and made in England sticker indicates newer production.
Regards
by AG2012
Tue May 14, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Guilloche enamel box - 935, Austria? Germany?
Replies: 4
Views: 3000

Re: Guilloche enamel box - 935, Austria? Germany?

Hi,
Two small rectangular mark on the lid are French ``weevil`` import marks for silver minimum 800 fineness, used 1893-1984.
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by AG2012
Tue May 14, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Soviet Copper Nickel Zinc MHU
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Re: Soviet Copper Nickel Zinc MHU

Hi, From left to right Зiш - завод iменi Шевченка - Вольнянский машиностроительный завод им. Шевченко Zish - Shevchenko plant - town Volnyansky (Shevchenko machine-building plant).Founded in late 19th century, nationalized in 1920. Resumed flatware production after WW II under supervision of German ...
by AG2012
Sat May 11, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Help in identifying marks on golden vesta case
Replies: 2
Views: 2611

Re: Help in identifying marks on golden vesta case

Hi,
There should be digit 9 on the left of .375.
K14 is wrong, most probably added later to deceive.
regards
by AG2012
Tue May 07, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Need help with Hallmark ID & Age of Antique Large Spoon
Replies: 3
Views: 5021

Re: Need help with Hallmark ID & Age of Antique Large Spoon

There is probably one more mark.Looks like eagle, but really difficult to tell.Try to take better close up image, i.e. better contrast.

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by AG2012
Tue May 07, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Need help with Hallmark ID & Age of Antique Large Spoon
Replies: 3
Views: 5021

Re: Need help with Hallmark ID & Age of Antique Large Spoon

Hi, It is German, indeed. The mark is crescent and crown Reichsmark (Imperial mark) used since 1886. See here https://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_marks.html There is only fineness ``800`` so, without maker`s mark no identification of place and maker are possible. I guess it could be late 19th century b...
by AG2012
Sun May 05, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian 84 silver spoons: fake or not
Replies: 18
Views: 4464

Re: Russian 84 silver spoons: fake or not

Hi, Hand engraved floral motif with monogram in the spoon above is not profitable to fake even with very cheap labor available. It can be done with robotic engraving equipment on large scale production, but hand engraving is easily recognized by imperfections created with uneven hand movement. Regards

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