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by antiquer
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Reed & Barton Modern Art Patent
Replies: 7
Views: 5175

Re: Reed & Barton Modern Art Patent

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by antiquer
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Hanau pseudo mark - unidentified
Replies: 4
Views: 1622

Re: Hanau pseudo mark - unidentified

Gentlemen,
Thank you, very glad to have the information.
Cheers,
AinA
by antiquer
Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Hanau pseudo mark - unidentified
Replies: 4
Views: 1622

Hanau pseudo mark - unidentified

Hello All,

I'm looking to identify this mark, it is on a typical Hanau type repousse sugar and creamer of average quality.

Many thanks,
A in A

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by antiquer
Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Unknown purpose
Replies: 2
Views: 1493

Re: Unknown purpose

In English, the form is termed a cauldron, most notable use was made by the three witches of Macbeth. "Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble... etc. etc." Sir Christopher Dresser designed a tea set in a cauldron motif ca.1880, believe this may be the sugar bowl her...
by antiquer
Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: German Town Mark - lion? horse? + 12
Replies: 5
Views: 1863

Hello again, I've just taken the mark and played around a bit with it in a photo program. Changing its angle to put the animal into a rampant position proves my assumption wrong, it is clearly meant to be running, not rearing. This eliminates Darmstadt, perhaps it is Schwäbisch Gmünd or even possi...
by antiquer
Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: German Town Mark - lion? horse? + 12
Replies: 5
Views: 1863

Hello Theoderich, Thanks for responding. I've tried, but can't see any similarity to the unicorn mark. The closest I have found is Darmstadt, assuming the mark, as shown, is tilted and the animal is in a rampant position. Its most distinctive attribute is the curl of the tail, it is curled inward to...
by antiquer
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: German Town Mark - lion? horse? + 12
Replies: 5
Views: 1863

German Town Mark - lion? horse? + 12

Cheers,

Its almost this and almost that, but I can't quite put my finger on exactly what town this may be. Look forward to any suggestions.

AinA

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by antiquer
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:48 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: German Mark with 13
Replies: 6
Views: 1829

German Mark with 13

German, believe the piece is circa 1820. Initials look to be FCB. Any help appreciated.
Cheers,
AinA
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by antiquer
Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Early Birmingham Maker L&R
Replies: 15
Views: 8824

Dear Miles, I count myself lucky to live in an age where there is a newfound respect for items of the past and a general desire to preserve them. In our time bulldozers stop work on the foundations for an office block to allow archeologists to come in with their toothbrushes, and even archeologists ...
by antiquer
Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Early Birmingham Maker L&R
Replies: 15
Views: 8824

Miles, From the email you have quoted it is obvious that, while they may have been patient and courteous, they most certainly did not practice due diligence before acting. I've now read the law a number of times and can see why; apparently there is no call to establish what a piece is before defacin...
by antiquer
Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Early Birmingham Maker L&R
Replies: 15
Views: 8824

I must say that I am appalled at the handling of this by the Birmingham Assay Office. Both the mark defacement and methodology used to arrive at the conclusion that it must be done were unnecessarily slipshod and crude. If the law dictates that it is their right and responsibility to alter the marks...
by antiquer
Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Elkington marks.
Replies: 8
Views: 16097

Thank you!, a good reference to have on hand.
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by antiquer
Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Mark on Russian fork
Replies: 1
Views: 1476

Mark on Russian fork

Interesting mark that I have not seen before. It was found on a Russian piece of flatware dating to circa 1900. The item was also stamped with regular Russian assay and makers mark, but this mark was stamped well away from them, as if added later or as an import mark from another country. It appears...
by antiquer
Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: British Arts & Crafts Brooch
Replies: 8
Views: 7961

Mike, Apologies for the poor mark image, appearances aside, the center symbol is not an ampersand, it is a capital "F" and slightly larger than the R and B that flank it. My sense is that the larger font indicates that it is the surname initial for a name along the lines of "Robert Be...
by antiquer
Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: British Arts & Crafts Brooch
Replies: 8
Views: 7961

Hello All, Thank you for the responses and do hope that someone can ID the maker. I'm sure it is English and must concur with Mike about the marks, there are all sorts of exemptions to British hallmarking rules on gold and silver, leaving assay up to the discretion of the maker. Tardy alone lists 2 ...
by antiquer
Mon Feb 06, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: British Arts & Crafts Brooch
Replies: 8
Views: 7961

British Arts & Crafts Brooch

Hello, Looking to discover the maker of this gold and turquoise pin. Maker's mark is R F B and it is also marked 9CT. Assuming it is English circa 1910 by the gold standard and style. Many thanks for any assistance. Cheers, AinA http://www3.filehost.to/files/2006-02-06_03/195341_000.JPG .
by antiquer
Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: augsburg stick 18th cent
Replies: 2
Views: 3838

Bahner,
Many thanks, loved the stick on sight, it makes it that much better to know its creator.
Cheers,
AinA
by antiquer
Wed Nov 16, 2005 2:17 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: augsburg stick 18th cent
Replies: 2
Views: 3838

augsburg stick 18th cent

Greetings, Found this rococco candlestick recently. I know it is from Augsburg and circa 1760 or 70. I'm hoping someone can identify the SB maker's mark and possibly pin down the V date letter with exactitude. Many thanks, AinA http://x2.putfile.com/11/31912091113.jpg http://x2.putfile.com/11/319121...
by antiquer
Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:50 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Teapot
Replies: 4
Views: 4343

Acid testing on silver is not very reliable and always damages the piece.
Just for a laugh, try silver testing acid on:
iron
pewter
lead
steel
Any of these can and have been silverplated. You already found the results of acid testing on silverplated Britannia metal.
Cheers, AinA
by antiquer
Mon Sep 19, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th Century spoon mystery
Replies: 8
Views: 7124

it is a lower case letter = r

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