Silver mark Balci 900

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Threnity
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Silver mark Balci 900

Postby Threnity » Wed May 16, 2018 8:16 am

Hi all, first time poster here. I'm trying to find the origin of a silver tray marked Balci 900. My internet searches indicate that this might be Turkish or Italian. Has anyone else ever come across a mark like this?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4mxyxy832z9efoy/20180516_111506.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j2sb03oc12oklov/20180516_111526.jpg?dl=0

Threnity
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Re: Silver mark Balci 900

Postby Threnity » Wed May 16, 2018 8:20 am

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Re: Silver mark Balci 900

Postby dognose » Wed May 16, 2018 10:48 am

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum. Please try again to embed your images as very few members will click on links.

Trev.

Threnity
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Re: Silver mark Balci 900

Postby Threnity » Wed May 16, 2018 9:36 pm

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Ahh I finally figured it out, sorry! I'm clueless with this stuff.

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Re: Silver mark Balci 900

Postby Threnity » Wed May 16, 2018 9:40 pm

Also, how confident can I be that this is actual silver? I found this at a garage sale and did one of those acid tests that came up positive, but could it still be silver plate? I'm just beginning to get into silver so it's a big learning curve for me!

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Re: Silver mark Balci 900

Postby AG2012 » Thu May 17, 2018 7:46 am

Hi,
Balci is a Turkish name.
Acid test is reliable only if the superficial layer is filed deep enough to expose base metal.
There are electronic testers now (avoid the damage to the tray with filing).
Regards

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Re: Silver mark Balci 900

Postby Threnity » Thu May 17, 2018 11:03 pm

Thank you for that! I had a look online for electronic testers and have concluded that they are way out of my price range haha! I might ring a jeweller or two and see if they can help me. And now I can narrow my search down to Turkish makers! Cheers for the info :)

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Re: Silver mark Balci 900

Postby amena » Fri May 18, 2018 2:57 am

Take a look here. It may help you
http://www.ascasonline.org/articoloGENNA154ING.html
Best
Amena


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