Russian Kovsh verification

PHOTOS REQUIRED - marks + item
Pragueantique
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Russian Kovsh verification

Postby Pragueantique » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:05 pm

Dear forum members,
I bought this items few weeks ago. Can you please help with authentication?
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Thank you!

Qrt.S
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Re: Russian Kovsh verification

Postby Qrt.S » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:09 am

My good man, why don't learn how the Imperial Russian silver marking system works before you buy any Russian silver. This knowledge is of utmost importance and it will save you a lot of money. The market is overcrowded with dubious Russian objects. Please read this link carefully:
https://www.925-1000.com/Frussia.html
About your kovsh. Where is the maker's mark, town mark...? In case there are more marks, show them...

AG2012
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Re: Russian Kovsh verification

Postby AG2012 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:44 am

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 executed in 88.
Regards

JLPicard
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Re: Russian Kovsh verification

Postby JLPicard » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:28 pm

Modern fake.
Regards,


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