Silver mark identification

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Elias
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Silver mark identification

Postby Elias » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:19 am

Hello,

I just bought this beautiful Box From (admin edit - see Posting Requirements )
Can anyone help me identify this mark?

Thank you.
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AG2012
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Re: Silver mark identification

Postby AG2012 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:52 am

Hi,
Number 383 was assigned to a Florentine maker in 1962.

FABBRICA ARGENTERIE ETRURIA di FRANCESCHINA. GIACHETTI, PARIGI & SANTONI S.n.c. Via Senese, 86/R Florence
Out of business end 1995

Regards

dognose
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Re: Silver mark identification

Postby dognose » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:18 am

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

What you have is a resin base covered with a layer of silver. To identify such pieces and so that they are not to be confused with solid silver items, as they do contain a full set of Italian marks, the Italian government required some extra marks to be struck. These extra marks are a 'R' within a square, this stands for 'Riempito' (filled), and also a set of figures that indicate the amount of silver applied, in grams.

Trev.

Elias
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Re: Silver mark identification

Postby Elias » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:31 am

Thank you for the awesome answers, very helpful.
I felt in love with the box and additional info is great to have.
Thanks again


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