Please help identifying hallmark on antique brooch

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Zabava77
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Please help identifying hallmark on antique brooch

Postby Zabava77 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:20 pm

Hello,
This brooch belongs to my grandmother and can be dated with certainty to before 1940. Please, help to identify the hallmark. Maybe this brooch is even older?
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AG2012
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Re: Please help identifying hallmark on antique brooch

Postby AG2012 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:22 am

Hi,
Could be French Tete de Mercure (petite garantie) export mark for gold since 1878.
Are there more marks ?
(French maker's marks are always contained within a diamond shaped punch).
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Zabava77
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Re: Please help identifying hallmark on antique brooch

Postby Zabava77 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:44 pm

This was the only mark. Thank you for your input!

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Re: Please help identifying hallmark on antique brooch

Postby amena » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:24 am

I'm sorry but this time I can't agree with Ag 2012. In my opinion this is the non-mandatory mark used in the kingdom of Italy from 1870 to 1935 for the third fineness (800/1000).
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Amena

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Re: Please help identifying hallmark on antique brooch

Postby AG2012 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:03 am

Yes,I am glad Amena is right.There is number 3 indicating .8oo (optional mark legislated in Kingdom of Italy 1872).
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