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by legrandmogol
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Unger Brooch
Replies: 14
Views: 535

Re: Unger Brooch

Yes, your piece was not made with electroforming. The details on your piece are sharp and beautiful and it is definitely authentic
by legrandmogol
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Unger Brooch
Replies: 14
Views: 535

Re: Unger Brooch

Almost every fake Unger bros piece I have seen is made via Electroforming, it's fast and cheap and usually pretty obvious.
by legrandmogol
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Please help me identify silversmith of the cruet
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Please help me identify silversmith of the cruet

Consider looking into Braga Portugal 18th century.
by legrandmogol
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Strange old cup
Replies: 0
Views: 237

Strange old cup

Not sure where this is from and I was hoping somebody might have some suggestions. Probably 17/18th century. As it has no markings, the best I can hope for is somebody might recognize the strange almost oriental decoration. My limited knowledge of ball footed cups has them ranging from Scandinavia d...
by legrandmogol
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Cool Rat Tail Spoon - Clueless on mark!
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Cool Rat Tail Spoon - Clueless on mark!

I believe it is John Gilbert & Co out of Birmingham & London
by legrandmogol
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Frisian William & Mary Spoon 2
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Frisian William & Mary Spoon 2

Thanks, Peter. I was hoping you would see what I missed. Now two spoons I was ready to confine to the mystery category have some light shed on them.
by legrandmogol
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Frisian William & Mary Spoon 2
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Frisian William & Mary Spoon 2

This is the other William & Mary spoon I acquired which is also gilt and has an even more rubbed makers mark that I can't identify. Any help, if possible would be appreciated. I don't have a huge amount of hope though. https://i.postimg.cc/R6tMP75B/IMG-2169.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/XZmjc2PL/IMG-...
by legrandmogol
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Frisian William & Mary Spoon 1
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Frisian William & Mary Spoon 1

I recently acquired a couple Frisian William & Mary spoons with later gilding I believe. The marks are so worn I am not sure they are identifiable but I figured I would give it shot. if anyone will know it will be Peter https://i.postimg.cc/m1WnTMcB/IMG-2163.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/8jDY3RQb/IMG...
by legrandmogol
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: I believe this cup is 18th century Russian?
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: I believe this cup is 18th century Russian?

It indeed it may not be Russian, when I bought it, it was described as German and I thought it was as well. However, I went through all of the hallmarks at Theodrichs comprehensive Silberpunze, which has hundreds if not possibly thousands of pictures of German and some near German hallmarks, and non...
by legrandmogol
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: I believe this cup is 18th century Russian?
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: I believe this cup is 18th century Russian?

Thank you for the download and your help. If anyone else knows where this might be from I would appreciate it as well.
by legrandmogol
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: I believe this cup is 18th century Russian?
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: I believe this cup is 18th century Russian?

ok, as I stated I know nearly nothing about Russian silver but from what I can gather (and then only from small bits on the internet), Peter the Great implemented a hallmarking system c.1700. I can't really find any pieces with official-looking hallmarks from before the 1730s and then only from St. ...
by legrandmogol
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: I believe this cup is 18th century Russian?
Replies: 6
Views: 356

I believe this cup is 18th century Russian?

I don't normally venture into Russian silver because I know nothing about it and it seems to require a bit of additional study to avoid fakes. However I bought this cup as German in origin and when I was looking into where it might be from, most of the examples with a similar design show up as Russi...
by legrandmogol
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Unknown European Hallmark on Pendant? AO, M (line through), 925 Control Mark
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: Unknown European Hallmark on Pendant? AO, M (line through), 925 Control Mark

I am probably absolutely wrong but until I see a clearer picture of the mark I think maybe a sword, I wouldn't outright dismiss it. In my line of work, I come across a lot of small silver jewelry articles and I have seen enough of them to know that there was a time when the Netherlands produced a lo...
by legrandmogol
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Unknown European Hallmark on Pendant? AO, M (line through), 925 Control Mark
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: Unknown European Hallmark on Pendant? AO, M (line through), 925 Control Mark

I could be wrong as the picture is a bit blurry but to the extreme right of the sponsor mark is a Dutch small works sword mark indicating .833 minimum fineness and at the tip of the sword a key mark indicating the item was exported.
by legrandmogol
Wed May 20, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Towle Dover Serving Fork
Replies: 13
Views: 1032

Re: Towle Dover Serving Fork

Here is some evidence that it is indeed a beef fork

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by legrandmogol
Wed May 20, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Towle Dover Serving Fork
Replies: 13
Views: 1032

Re: Towle Dover Serving Fork

As well all know there is no real uniformity to this stuff though. It was all just marketing.
by legrandmogol
Wed May 20, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Towle Dover Serving Fork
Replies: 13
Views: 1032

Re: Towle Dover Serving Fork

This is a copy of a page from an original catalog for the Towle Pattern 'Lafayette'. Sardine forks do usually look like small rakes though so I understand your confusion.

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by legrandmogol
Wed May 20, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Towle Dover Serving Fork
Replies: 13
Views: 1032

Re: Towle Dover Serving Fork

I think it might actually be a sardine fork. I think its too short to be a meat fork.
by legrandmogol
Sat May 09, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Tabatiere
Replies: 33
Views: 2033

Re: French Tabatiere

Thank you for the pronunciation, I was way off. and I know its not Puiforcat's mark just that the symbol looks similar
by legrandmogol
Sat May 09, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Tabatiere
Replies: 33
Views: 2033

Re: French Tabatiere

know it is a worn and blurry mark but I agree with Trevor about the symbol. It reminds of the pepper used is by Emile Puiforcat. I know it is not his mark but I believe it is a very similar symbol. Also could any of the French-speaking members kindly spell out phonetically how to pronounce Puiforcat?

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