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by Sasropakis
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Any thoughts on this Spoon?
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Re: Any thoughts on this Spoon?

My guess would be that it's Scandinavian. That kind of fiddle pattern was used also in Finland in the mid 18th century although I don't think it's Finnish or Swedish. It could be provincial Norwegian or Danish (or maybe from northern Germany) because it has just maker's mark and not any assay marks.
by Sasropakis
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: 13th Artel Letter holder
Replies: 10
Views: 890

Re: 13th Artel Letter holder

Regarding the names and the Grand Duke "connection" you should notice that in the name of the person mentioned in the letter - Aleksey Danilovich Kirillov - Aleksey is his first name, Danilovich is the patronym (i.e. his father's first name was Danil so it means "son of Danil") a...
by Sasropakis
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Icon, help with marks and name of the saints
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Re: Russian Icon, help with marks and name of the saints

I searched for other icons of the same subject to find more information regarding "vedenia" and I found one where it was spelled differently. It seems to be виде́ние (videnie) - vision, sight, apparition, phantom - which would make perfect sense as it's the name of the icon Apparitions of ...
by Sasropakis
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Icon, help with marks and name of the saints
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Re: Russian Icon, help with marks and name of the saints

My knowledge of Russian is very limited but an online dictionary gives a word ве́дение (vedenie) which means authority, conducting. Another possibility could be that the second to last letter isn't "i" (especially when compared to "i" in "sergia") but ж (zh) although I ...
by Sasropakis
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Help me to identify this spoons
Replies: 2
Views: 1253

Re: Help me to identify this spoons

The spoon is Danish and from Aarhus (spelled Aarhuus in the spoon and sometimes also Århus). I'm not an expert on Danish silver but based on a quick search I would say it's by Carl Christian Hansen (f. ca. 1785 - d. 1847, borgerskab 1812).
by Sasropakis
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Snuff box or bon bon box, London
Replies: 11
Views: 4824

Re: Snuff box or bon bon box, London

The OP has probably removed the photos from imageshack.com. I can still see them when using Firefox probably because they are in my browser cache but not if I'm using Chrome or Firefox private mode. Also the direct link leads to imageshack front page if I copy it to another browser. But anyhow the h...
by Sasropakis
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: I.Mc Sugar Tongs
Replies: 6
Views: 5094

Re: I.Mc Sugar Tongs

If the tongs are by James McEwan his working dates are given c1762-c1790 here: https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Makers/Glasgow-GJ.html#J Sugar tongs of that type were made from the 1770s onwards so the style is appropriate for the active years of James McEwan. You can find more information about ...
by Sasropakis
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Snuff box or bon bon box, London
Replies: 11
Views: 4824

Re: Snuff box or bon bon box, London

I can see the photos (obviously as I was able to answer the question) and I'm not using imageshack.com so it can't be about the login to that service. But when I opened the thread in Firefox private mode (wasn't logged in to the forum then) I couldn't see the photos. Quite odd...
by Sasropakis
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Snuff box or bon bon box, London
Replies: 11
Views: 4824

Re: Snuff box or bon bon box, London

I'm glad to hear that you aren't too disappointed. Historicist or revival style items from 19th century can sometimes be quite tricky as it's not so easy to distinguish them from the items they try to imitate. And it gets more complicated when the pseudo hallmarks try to imitate the real ones. But t...
by Sasropakis
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Snuff box or bon bon box, London
Replies: 11
Views: 4824

Re: Snuff box or bon bon box, London

Here's an article about Hanau silver if you want to know more about the background: https://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_hanau.html So basically silver items were made in historical style so they often look older than they are and the hallmarks also remind the "genuine" ones like in this case ...
by Sasropakis
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Snuff box or bon bon box, London
Replies: 11
Views: 4824

Re: Snuff box or bon bon box, London

The hallmarks are so called Hanau pseudo hallmarks: https://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_hanau_marks_01.html
To the item is not from Great Britain but it's made in Germany probably in the end of the 19th or in the beginning of the 20th century.
by Sasropakis
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Can you help me idetify this caddy spoon?
Replies: 4
Views: 2215

Re: Can you help me idetify this caddy spoon?

The "n" and the lion look similar to the Hanau pseudo hallmarks of B. Neresheimer & Söhne: https://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_hanau_marks_01.html
So it's probably made in Germany and the imported to London.
by Sasropakis
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Can you help me idetify this caddy spoon?
Replies: 4
Views: 2215

Re: Can you help me idetify this caddy spoon?

B.H.M is for Berthold Hermann Muller (London) and the hallmarks on the last photo are British import marks; round cross like mark is for London, 925 if for the finess and "q" is for the year 1911. I don't know about the "n" and the lion (?) though. They might be for the original ...
by Sasropakis
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 19C Swedish Bowl identification
Replies: 9
Views: 3623

Re: 19C Swedish Bowl identification

Qrt.S wrote:@Sasropakis
Mind my asking but which one are you, Sasrop or akis :-)))))))))


I guess I'm "akis" by now... :-)
by Sasropakis
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 19C Swedish Bowl identification
Replies: 9
Views: 3623

Re: 19C Swedish Bowl identification

I guess the OP was referring to the topic page where an example of the hexagon mark was shown and wanted to know when is was used and should the item have it. I couldn't find any info about the years but as I suspected it was a much later addition. Do you know why it was used? The only info I could ...
by Sasropakis
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 19C Swedish Bowl identification
Replies: 9
Views: 3623

Re: 19C Swedish Bowl identification

Another possibility could be that the date mark is K4 for 1840. I tried to zoom in the photo but couldn't really see if the letter has worn out so that K would look V. instead.
by Sasropakis
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 19C Swedish Bowl identification
Replies: 9
Views: 3623

Re: 19C Swedish Bowl identification

Looks like Göteborg and 1851. "V" looks a bit odd though but apparently there has been some variation with the style of the letters and I've seen some cases where there's a dot after the letter. If the maker's mark is CT then it could be Carl Tengstedt (1819-1862): https://www.silverstampl...
by Sasropakis
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Snuff box identification
Replies: 11
Views: 3103

Re: Snuff box identification

Somehow the appearance of the dancing couple (dresses etc.) reminds me of Hungary or thereabouts. The watchers on the other hand wear 18th century Western European clothing. Of course this doesn't necessarily tell where the item was made and it's definitely not from the 18th century.
by Sasropakis
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Match Safe identification
Replies: 10
Views: 5005

Re: Match Safe identification

Sorry i'm mistaken: not ''imported from Ireland'' but Irish mark for imports ;-) Where did you get the info about Ireland? At least here https://www.925-1000.com/importmarks the mark is for London and the sponsor ABD was based in London too (I should have checked this when I noticed that the item w...
by Sasropakis
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Match Safe identification
Replies: 10
Views: 5005

Re: Match Safe identification

ADB stands for Adolph Barsach Davis (London 1927-1936; imported items), see: https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Makers/London-AA-AC.html#AB Date letter "q" would be for 1931 in London, but I'm not that well aware of how imported items were hallmarked as there are no other British hallmark...

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