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by AG2012
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Marked S. D. 925 Mexico Etruscan Style Necklace
Replies: 5
Views: 1993

Re: Marked S. D. 925 Mexico Etruscan Style Necklace

Hi,
One of the marks looks like silhouetted eagle mark with number on the chest, used 1955 until early 1970.
If the number on the chest is 18 then the maker is unknown so far.
regards
by AG2012
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: need your help please!
Replies: 7
Views: 4219

Re: need your help please!

Hi,
Factory internal number, patten number.
Too big for a salt cellar,could be sugar or condiment dish/bowl. Must be a liner inside, is there one?
Regards
by AG2012
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: need your help please!
Replies: 7
Views: 4219

Re: help me to identify silver cup

Hi,
Not solid silver but silverplate NORBLIN, RUSSIA/POLAND
See here:
http://www.ascasonline.org/windowOTTOB101.html

Regards
by AG2012
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Russian gold amethyst bangle bracelet - please help me identify it
Replies: 5
Views: 2118

Re: Russian gold amethyst bangle bracelet - please help me identify it

Hello again, In regard of marks, many silversmiths from the West or born elsewhere and working in Russia used initials in both Cyrillic and Latin alphabet. Many of them were Germans and Jews, and some of the best Russian silversmiths were actually Finns. I think the maker of your bangle is identifie...
by AG2012
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Russian gold amethyst bangle bracelet - please help me identify it
Replies: 5
Views: 2118

Re: Russian gold amethyst bangle bracelet - please help me identify it

Take care with cleaning or repairing it.Russian silversmiths often used rose i.e. pink gold (cannot tell from pictures) or whatever colour of gold in 14K then plated it with 24K gold (mercury gold plating).As the layer of pure gold gets worn the copper in 14K alloy tends to tarnish and if cleaned ne...
by AG2012
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Russian gold amethyst bangle bracelet - please help me identify it
Replies: 5
Views: 2118

Re: Russian gold amethyst bangle bracelet - please help me identify it

Hi,
August Wendt, St Petersburg
Mentioned in 1874 to have brought gold and silver to assay office.
56 stands for 14 K or 583 gold.
Regards
by AG2012
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help me to identify this salt cellar
Replies: 9
Views: 5173

Re: Help me to identify this salt cellar

Hi,
The third mark remains a mystery.Are there actually two marks here ?

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by AG2012
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 6190

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

@ Goldstein The shown stamps of the Gohram (Gokhran ?) collection are an insult to me. Do not get insulted,ask Moscow University to be awarded a honorary PhD. Don't you think it's a bit arrogant to challenge not an ordinary book or publication but a PhD dissertation ? Besides,a couple of years ago y...
by AG2012
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help me to identify this salt cellar
Replies: 9
Views: 5173

Re: Help me to identify this salt cellar

Hi,# It is not Egypt but Egyptian revival, most likely early 19th century. The spoon is George III or George IV duty mark (no town mark) but earlier than 1833. One of the marks on the salt cellar could be the head of Parthenope (facing right ? ) with number 8 for 833/000.The mark was used in Kingdom...
by AG2012
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 6190

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

Hi, PhD dissertations cannot be repeated under the same or similar name,meaning no person or persons will get permission to open Sazikov display cabinets and search through huge Gokhran inventory with literally tons of silver.In a word,this will be the only reliable publication for decades to come. ...
by AG2012
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 6190

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

Hi, Ubaranda, thank you for confirming and clarifying the controversy that existed here for some time in regard of Sazikov mark in cursive and the medal won at London World exhibition It is the mark with Sovereigns heads in profile mentioned here under number 1. The mark is based on the medal depict...
by AG2012
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Duchess Plate - is this a process or brand
Replies: 4
Views: 2288

Re: Duchess Plate - is this a process or brand

Hi,
Duchess Plate was a trade mark used by Bird & Blake, Sheffield, Great Britain,from 1892-1919.
Regards
by AG2012
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Please help with 2x Cigarette cases and Kovsh!
Replies: 6
Views: 2920

Re: Please help with 2x Cigarette cases and Kovsh!

Hi, Enamel is actually powdered glass molten within the cloisonne cells. If damaged, re-firing to repair it is impossible, but instead various colours can be used to fill missing enamel.It can be easily tested with the tip of a needle; it will not scratch enamel but soft colour of any kind will be s...
by AG2012
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Bracelet russian mark
Replies: 2
Views: 3950

Re: Bracelet russian mark

Hi,
Soviet JEWELRY FACTORY "RUSSIAN GEM" Leningrad (St Petersburg)
ЮВЕЛИРНЫЙ ЗАВОД «РУССКИЕ САМОЦВЕТЫ»

Regards
by AG2012
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: MH monogram identification, possibly Serbian
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

Re: MH monogram identification, possibly Serbian

Hi, MH interlocked can be in both alphabets.Sometimes even royal cyphers are not easy to identify, nobility monograms with a crown are practically impossible to recognize, and let alone simple monograms. In a word, give up searching unless there is positive link of the item to a particular family, i...
by AG2012
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: new info on my enamel top cigarette box
Replies: 3
Views: 2624

Re: new info on my enamel top cigarette box

Hi,
Being very popular motifs, they were widely reproduced later and enamel plaque cannot be dated based on the original painting, except for the fact it cannot be older than the painting itself.
Much later enamel work is very probable even after 200 years.
Regards
by AG2012
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Napkin ring
Replies: 4
Views: 2246

Re: Napkin ring

Hi,
The marks from left to right:
1.Maker`s (sponsor`s) mark Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd,Hatton Garden, London.Registered 1910.
2.Date letter for 1918.
3.Lion passant for sterling silver standard.
4.Leopard`s head for London Assay Office.

Regards
by AG2012
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Kovsh verification
Replies: 3
Views: 2613

Re: Russian Kovsh verification

Hi, I fully agree with Qrt.S. It is a modern fake, both the kovsh and the marks (and a poor fake,by the way,not a dangerous one). Standard 88 had better casting properties than lower grade silver and was more often used by reputable silversmiths.So,one would always expect excellent craftsmanship exe...
by AG2012
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Please help with 2x Cigarette cases and Kovsh!
Replies: 6
Views: 2920

Re: Please help with 2x Cigarette cases and Kovsh!

Hi, Sailing boat mark on the right of 84 should stand for Kostroma,but maker`s mark is Pavel Ovchinikov (П.Овчинников) which is extremely controversial. Although the cigarette case looks authentic (images are not very good,though), I think lucrative maker`s mark is faked to increase the value.Beside...

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