Enamel Salt Cellar

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madej
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Enamel Salt Cellar

Postby madej » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:42 am

Hi.
I bought a salt cellar . I do not see (P.L) silversmith from Postersburg with such initials.
Do you have any knowledge about him?
My second question is how to clean the salt cellar so that it does not damage the enamel?
Click on the photo for better qualitty.
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Re: Enamel Salt Cellar

Postby madej » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:04 pm

Hi.
Nobody recognizes the silversmith yet?
Please, suggest to me should I clean the salt cellar or leave it as it is? I do not want to damage the enamel.
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Re: Enamel Salt Cellar

Postby AG2012 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:19 pm

Hi,
Cannot help with the maker.
In regard of cleaning it, enamel is fused powdered glass.Meaning, if you use a non abrasive silver polisher and soft cloth enamel cannot be damaged.
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Re: Enamel Salt Cellar

Postby Qrt.S » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:56 pm

@madej
If you want participants to identify marks, please show sharp close-ups of the marks you want to know about. There is not a good idea to show three almost similar pictures of the marks from such a long distance you do. Look at the picture below. It is a picture copied and cropped from one of your pictures above. The quality is not so good but the distance is. With close-up pictures in focus similar like this you have a 100% better chance to get an answer otherwise it easily becomes a pie in the sky.
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Anyway, the Greek letter behind the neck is of utmost importance. It looks like Greek alpha being the sign for St. Petersburg. Between 1912-1915 a master by the name of Gennady Konstantinovich Pavlov worked there. It could be him. But again as in the other thread, let's wait for other opinions.

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Re: Enamel Salt Cellar

Postby Qrt.S » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:58 pm

Ahhhh! I forgot to tell that clean the marks before you take the picture!

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Re: Enamel Salt Cellar

Postby madej » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:37 pm

Hi Qrt.S
After clicking on the photo, it opens up in better quality and you see a lot more, but I did it the way you suggest the pictures in a more approximate way;)
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Re: Enamel Salt Cellar

Postby Qrt.S » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:40 pm

Much better, but also crop the photo to the marks only like I did in my example of your picture.

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Re: Enamel Salt Cellar

Postby madej » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:48 pm

When you click the picture you can see perfectly. When the photo is cut, the image quality will be worse

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Re: Enamel Salt Cellar

Postby madej » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:04 am

Thanks AG2012
Maybe someone will recognize the silversmith
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Re: Enamel Salt Cellar

Postby Qrt.S » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:56 am

@madej
???? I told you who might be the master

Qrt.S wrote:@madej
Between 1912-1915 a master by the name of Gennady Konstantinovich Pavlov worked there. It could be him.

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Re: Enamel Salt Cellar

Postby madej » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:37 pm

Hi Qet.S
Ups. I did not notice this.
Thanks


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