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by Qrt.S
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Help needed in identyfiyng Russian or Baltic XVIII c. silvermarks
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Help needed in identyfiyng Russian or Baltic XVIII c. silvermarks

Yes some ideas, but.... Nonetheless, it could be from Lithuania and from late 18th, early 19th century because it hasn't Russian control marks. They were implemented around 1860. Unfortunately I cannot either find the maker in my sources, not even in Lietuvos Auksakalysté XV-XIX amzius, sorry...
by Qrt.S
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Austrian Art Deco mocha set with Diana Mark
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Austrian Art Deco mocha set with Diana Mark

Mind my saying but the same Diana Kopf was used in Hungary 1919-1937. This era fits better the Art Deco style (1925-39). The "little coffee pot" to the left is in my mind a creamer or do you mean the sugar bowl to the right? It has no lid, or? Anyway, it is not for sure that a sugar bowl a...
by Qrt.S
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Swedish Crown top christening spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Swedish Crown top christening spoon

We found the maker! You see, your text on page 71 says “Silverspoon (crowned) …….:Marked with Skien’s town mark (192) and the unknown maker’s mark R (195), length 11.5 blade 5,4 cm...” More or less the same information is found in my much newer book than yours and, in addition, the name Rasmus S…? a...
by Qrt.S
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Swedish Crown top christening spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Swedish Crown top christening spoon

The Rasmus I referred to lived in Skien and not in Stavanger. Besides his surname begins with S. In addition, please read the text for your Stavanger Rasmus. It says that: "Av ham kjendes for tiden intet arbeite." If Norwegian is unfamiliar to you its says that no known work made by him ar...
by Qrt.S
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: V.Morozov maker's marks?
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: V.Morozov maker's marks?

Unfortunately НБ (Latin NB) is unknown to name. There are too many alternatives in St.Petersburg...
by Qrt.S
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Swedish Crown top christening spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Swedish Crown top christening spoon

Your asking for an opinion… Well, my opinion is that this is a rather difficult case. Anyway, by trying to eliminate what country of origin it cannot be (probably not...) gives the following result: First of all, like you said, it can be a newly made copy, but it can also be an old renaissance spoon...
by Qrt.S
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Beautiful Russian Silver Ring With Hallmarks
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Beautiful Russian Silver Ring With Hallmarks

First of all, never mix imperial Russia with the Soviet Union. Secondly this is a Soviet made piece and the difference in quality i enormous in favour of old Russia. Your ring is made by "Завод Эмитрон" i.e. factory Emintron in Moscow 1974
by Qrt.S
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Forgotten Artel maker's mark
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Forgotten Artel maker's mark

Sure I remember you. I have wondered why you have disappeared from forum. I send you a message some years ago, but you never answered, so….? The punch AOAM3 doesn’t belong to the list of conventional artels mentioned in the link. It is a joint stock company of Moscow goldsmiths artels active in earl...
by Qrt.S
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Spoon, "GN", 1664
Replies: 10
Views: 617

Re: Spoon, "GN", 1664

@AG2012 No, the form/style is not unusual for Norway's 17th century. Here another rather similar spoon. Pay attention to the form and the location of the mark. The same place as on orthogonal's spoon (red arrow). Both the style and the mark's location made me suspect a Norwegian master. I believe we...
by Qrt.S
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Help with identifying maker's marks, please.
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Help with identifying maker's marks, please.

You are welcome. Here a hint to find a suitable glass. I see that your location is Helsinki. You might find a suitable glass in second hand shops or flea markets. You see the glass's measures was used also in USSR and exported to Finland. Packages of six were commonly sold in many shops around 1960-...
by Qrt.S
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Spoon, "GN", 1664
Replies: 10
Views: 617

Re: Spoon, "GN", 1664

Yes it could be Scandinavian. After an intensive search I have found one possible master punching GN. He is Gjert Jørgensen Niemand in Skien in Norway, born in December 1632, master 1660 and dead in January 1679. Is it a match or not, I don't know. Anybody has a better solution?
by Qrt.S
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Help with identifying maker's marks, please.
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Help with identifying maker's marks, please.

Sorry, the initials are ПЕД, fingers slipped on wrong key
by Qrt.S
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Help with identifying maker's marks, please.
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Help with identifying maker's marks, please.

The maker's initials are actually ПДЕ (Latin PYeD) He is Pjotr Yermolayevich Davidov, active ~1874~1882/94 (?) in St. Petersburg and Kronstadt. That is a really nice podstakannik. Really pity that there is no glass or have you the glass?
by Qrt.S
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Any idea on this hallmark?
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: Any idea on this hallmark?

That is not a maker's mark. It only says "hand made". Its is in Danish or Norweigian...
by Qrt.S
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: St. Vladimir pendant (M. Perkhin)
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: St. Vladimir pendant (M. Perkhin)

Not a chance... I'm not going to fall into details why it is a fake but the marks undoubtedly look like St Petersburg but are both wrong and insufficient. It's a fake. Take my word for it. As I said if you bought if, claim refunding. This piece of metal is not worth a rotten dime.
by Qrt.S
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: St. Vladimir pendant (M. Perkhin)
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: St. Vladimir pendant (M. Perkhin)

Admin deleted the link for known reasons. However, here is a (poor) picture of the marks I tried to enhanced a bit. Make your own conclusions. In addition Mihail Perhin would probably laugh him self to death if he saw this poorly made pendant. Search on a well know auction site for: St. Vladimir Sil...
by Qrt.S
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: St. Vladimir pendant (M. Perkhin)
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: St. Vladimir pendant (M. Perkhin)

No, it cannot. I case you bought it, return it and claim refunding.
Sorry!
by Qrt.S
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian cup with saucer Petersburg 1857
Replies: 13
Views: 959

Re: Russian cup with saucer Petersburg 1857

Mind my saying AG2012 and to make a long story short... Originally the hall-/assay mark's intention was and still is to guarantee the fineness of gold or silver to the buyer and to guarantee his acquisition correct by the standards laid down by the law. In the early days gold and silver was also a m...
by Qrt.S
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian cup with saucer Petersburg 1857
Replies: 13
Views: 959

Re: Russian cup with saucer Petersburg 1857

Autch! Impression marks are always alarming. When the maker took his objects to the assayer who checked the fineness and punched his mark (or didn't) he had to punch hard. It could cause an impression mark on the opposite side. However, the object had to be shown in pieces and unfinished to the assa...
by Qrt.S
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian cup with saucer Petersburg 1857
Replies: 13
Views: 959

Re: Russian cup with saucer Petersburg 1857

The text is of less importance. It is only an extract from Skurlov's book. Skurlov is a Russian researcher and has written books about Russian silver and marks. The text only states that "The maker's mark is found in Postnikova-Loseva's book by number 1359"

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