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by AG2012
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Teapot Marks
Replies: 5
Views: 4787

Re: Teapot Marks

I think the maker`s mark is upside down and it depicts caduceus, the staff carried by Hermes or Latin Mercury.
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by AG2012
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Any information please about this Austrian sugar box?
Replies: 14
Views: 2566

Re: Any information please about this Austrian sugar box?

The lock is very simple and advisable to be cleaned (often rusted).
It is not fixed to silver, just inserted behind silver rectangular plate.
The key, being simple, is easily found.
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by AG2012
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Snuff box or bon bon box, London
Replies: 11
Views: 4649

Re: Snuff box or bon bon box, London

Me neither.
imageshack.com requires login or sign up I suppose.
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by AG2012
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Any information please about this Austrian sugar box?
Replies: 14
Views: 2566

Re: Any information please about this Austrian sugar box?

Hi, There was also Christian Sander senior who worked in late 18th early 19th century. The box could be 183 ? (see enlarged image of the mark). It is Zuckerdose (sugar box), Biedermeier period. Sometimes wrongly described by dealers as etrog box because Judaica is lucrative, But etrog box should bea...
by AG2012
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unusual mark
Replies: 10
Views: 3953

Re: Unusual mark

Where is exactly the unidentified mark in relation to obliterated Minerva`s head mark ?
Is it opposite to Minerva`s head (exactly on the other side or unrelated to it) ?
It is not Ottoman tughra,either.
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by AG2012
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: TOCH silver pitcher date marks - Austria/Hungary
Replies: 1
Views: 1972

Re: TOCH silver pitcher date marks - Austria/Hungary

Hi, There is letter P in front of Diana`s head for Budapest (Pest) Assay Office and and maker's initials not matching Toch, who could be a retailer in Vienna and the pitcher actually made in Hungary `s capital. Hopefully,Krisztian will read this post and clarify if there was Toch in Budapest,too and...
by AG2012
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Mid Century Bust Brooch
Replies: 4
Views: 2989

Re: Mid Century Bust Brooch

Hi,
The rectangular mark with pointed sides looks like Italian post 1968 mark.
At least tell us what you see:
star,number, two letters ?
That would be enough to identify the maker.
regards
by AG2012
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: 14K Italy and a few weird marks... any one know?
Replies: 8
Views: 2222

Re: 14K Italy and a few weird marks... any one know?

We expected numbers indicating maker`s registration number and two letters indicating the province, contained within this cartouche. But if that is 14KT then, I am afraid,identification of the maker is impossible. That is, unless an item with the same initials emerges, but with more marks indicating...
by AG2012
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: 14K Italy and a few weird marks... any one know?
Replies: 8
Views: 2222

Re: 14K Italy and a few weird marks... any one know?

Hi,
Photobucket logo is obscuring the maker`s mark in image 1 on top.
It looks like pre 1968 Italian mark.See here
https://www.925-1000.com/Fitalian_marks_01.html

what to look for and at least tell us what you see, i.e.number of the maker and province abbreviation (two letters).
Regards
by AG2012
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Final questionable 1600s silver spoon... this one dated 1692
Replies: 2
Views: 2093

Re: Final questionable 1600s silver spoon... this one dated 1692

Hi, Erindring (in memory, remembrance) can be both Danish and Norwegian. You can test it with new electronic testers and tell us exact composition of the alloy. What to expect if really that old ? 1.Impurities due to imperfect metallurgy at the time, but also some gold in the alloy. 2. Unusual perce...
by AG2012
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Need professional help. Big silver vase or plate
Replies: 18
Views: 4183

Re: Need professional help. Big silver vase or plate

Legs transferred from another object ? Examine the solder with the tip of a sharp needle.Soft tin lead solder will be scratched, hard solder is impossible to scratch. Hard solder is the proof of genuine manufacture because heating of the entire object is needed and then immersion into pickling acid ...
by AG2012
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Need professional help. Big silver vase or plate
Replies: 18
Views: 4183

Re: Need professional help. Big silver vase or plate

Hi,
KH are likely initials of a German maker (those letters are unusual in the beginning of Italian names).
Gaio and Spazza are most likely Italian retailers.
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by AG2012
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Georg Roth Hanau Silver Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2681

Re: Georg Roth Hanau Silver Question

Hi, I have embedded your images. It is Georg Roth of Hanau.He is known to have produced renaissance revival serving forks and spoons. (No dimensions and weight of your fork is given, though). There are no fineness marks on most of Hanau silver.It can be anything from .800 to .935. For example,Bertho...
by AG2012
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Altered Tines..Stupid Question of the Day.
Replies: 11
Views: 5156

Re: Altered Tines..Stupid Question of the Day.

Hi,
Sound judgement cannot be based on one example (fork).
A set of six or twelve exactly the same tines is needed to confirm factory made pattern.
Regards
by AG2012
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Tong maker
Replies: 3
Views: 3162

Re: Tong maker

Hi, I have saved,cropped and embedded your images with the marks, which are as follows: From top on the left: leopard's head uncrowned for London Assay Office,lion passant for sterling, date letter f for 1821,duty mark George III. On the right maker`s mark W.B of William Bateman I Regards https://ab...
by AG2012
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Sturm Clover-form Tray
Replies: 2
Views: 2644

Re: Sturm Clover-form Tray

Hi,
Impossible to attribute to Hoffman, although similar.
Wiener Werkstatte had their own additional mark and JH for Josef Hoffmann.

Vienna was a leader in modern design at the time (e.g. the idea for Zippo lighters).
Regards
by AG2012
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Moscow 1864 spoon with niello reverse
Replies: 4
Views: 2761

Re: Moscow 1864 spoon with niello reverse

So, what`s on top of the column ? There is one column with double headed eagle in Moscow.
Maker`s mark is a perfect match although mentioned a year later in PL than your spoon, but I think it makes no difference.
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by AG2012
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: ICON 2 -ID
Replies: 4
Views: 2525

Re: ICON 2 -ID

When I mentioned the screw I was referring to another icon from elsewhere, not the one you show.
by AG2012
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Moscow 1864 spoon with niello reverse
Replies: 4
Views: 2761

Re: Moscow 1864 spoon with niello reverse

Hi,
Looks like Emperor Alexander Column in St Petersburg.Not unusual to have it depicted on a Moscow spoon;The monument was raised after the Russian victory in the war with Napoleon's France,therefore being of national importance.
Regards
by AG2012
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: ICON 2 -ID
Replies: 4
Views: 2525

Re: ICON 2 -ID

Hi, Св. Николай Чудотворец. Никола Зимний. As far as I can see, it is authentic.There is the same silver oklad offered from Saratov which is obviously old and poorly repaired with modern Philips type screws, not even trying to remove them to deceive. Typical old fracture in the frame corner, gold le...

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