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by piette
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Assay master and date mark
Replies: 7
Views: 804

Assay master and date mark

Hello all - I have a question. The new assay charter of 1896 brought into place legislation for the new Kokoshnik mark, which would replace previous marks: 84 stamp, town mark, assayer and date mark. As we all understand, this new Kokoshnik was not actually brought into place supposedly until June 1...
by piette
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: 18th Century Swiss goblet - marks?
Replies: 5
Views: 2207

Re: 18th Century Swiss goblet - marks?

For context, it is 19cm / 7.5" in height, and weighs about 155g.

Sam
by piette
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: 18th Century Swiss goblet - marks?
Replies: 5
Views: 2207

Re: 18th Century Swiss goblet - marks?

Hi both of you - Thank you for the help with researching! Oel, I can't believe you identified the mark from that awful picture! Here are some more pictures of the item - any help is really appreciated. Its initialed underneath 'MD' conjoined. https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-10...
by piette
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: 18th Century Swiss goblet - marks?
Replies: 5
Views: 2207

18th Century Swiss goblet - marks?

Hi all - I have a question regarding a piece of silver which I believe to be late 17th Century Swiss. Can anyone shed any light on the marks? One appears to be oval with some visible texture, somewhat indecipherable, and the other possibly a maker's mark? LK below a coronet. All help much appreciate...
by piette
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Unknown makers mark
Replies: 3
Views: 5340

Re: Unknown makers mark

Hi Phil -

Thanks so much. Could I ask what the source is? I did check your website, but had no luck! Don't have any of my usual resource books to hand at the moment so I'm a bit stuck in a rut!

P
by piette
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Unknown makers mark
Replies: 3
Views: 5340

Unknown makers mark

Hi all -

Does anyone know who this Irish maker is?

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by piette
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Fork Identification
Replies: 17
Views: 2835

Re: Russian Fork Identification

Hi all,

I thought it was against forum rules to post asking questions only with a view to selling the object immediately on auction websites! There was once a time where I received a stern ticking off and was issued with a 'board warning' for doing so.

All the best,
P
by piette
Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Unknown makers mark
Replies: 0
Views: 849

Unknown makers mark

Hi all, Does anyone know the maker of this spoon? As far as I can tell it is a German piece dating from the late 18thC. 27cm in length and weighing 97g. http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj239/ammolithmine/656a3c10-1cfa-4e06-8091-069496ba41b3_zps29vyvkb9.jpg http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj239...
by piette
Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Help with Vesta Box
Replies: 10
Views: 2899

Re: Help with Vesta Box

Hi Trev,

The hallmark appears to be that of Pavel Ocvhinnikov.

P
by piette
Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Articulated fork / spoon serving tongs
Replies: 3
Views: 1463

Re: Articulated fork / spoon serving tongs

Hi Trev, Many thanks, this is what I thought. The pair are 9" in length, and very interestingly, are clearly made for purpose as opposed to being a rehash of an existing fork and spoon. Also worth noting is the presence of a full set of hallmarks on both the fork and the spoon, plus a heraldic ...
by piette
Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Unknown Dublin Makers Mark
Replies: 1
Views: 2138

Unknown Dublin Makers Mark

Hi all, Does anyone know who this unknown Dublin silversmith is? I can't find the mark in Jackson, or anywhere online... The hallmarks are for 1838. http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj239/ammolithmine/19712558-3805-428b-9f87-6b60696d8f8d_zpstjjswqni.jpg Any information much appreciated. P
by piette
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: You only have to wait ten years....
Replies: 6
Views: 1863

Re: You only have to wait ten years....

Hi Goldstein,
Very nice objects, but I think you've made a little mistake here! The second object isn't actually a matchbox - it's a pocket disinfector. I'm sure Qrt.S will vouch for this ;-)) We all make mistakes.
P
by piette
Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Quiz time
Replies: 20
Views: 4860

Re: Quiz time

I didn't feel there was any need at the time to show the marks as this question was about the use of the object, not who made it, when and where. I will post clear photos tomorrow when I have the objects to hand.

P
by piette
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Quiz time
Replies: 20
Views: 4860

Re: Quiz time

The marks on the pieces are exactly as they should be. Warsaw 1908-17, Piotr Latkowski.

P
by piette
Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Silver trowel without makers mark
Replies: 1
Views: 1573

Silver trowel without makers mark

Hi all, Can anyone shed some light on this piece? It is a large trowel (around 12" long), would it have been used as a presentation piece, or? There are no inscriptions on it. Also, the only two hallmarks on it are the George IV right facing duty mark and the crowned harp - so it must be from 1...
by piette
Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Articulated fork / spoon serving tongs
Replies: 3
Views: 1463

Articulated fork / spoon serving tongs

Hi all, Can anyone tell me what these large tongs would have been used for? Made by Laurence Keary in 1822, and retailed by John Twycross. http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj239/ammolithmine/IMG_0817_zpsokmzlzaq.jpg http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj239/ammolithmine/IMG_0818_zpsmgwvok0y.jpg htt...
by piette
Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Quiz time
Replies: 20
Views: 4860

Quiz time

Hi all,
Quick quiz for you all... What're these utensils used for in Imperial Russia?
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Best,
P
by piette
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Need help with Russian maker's mark under the Morozov company
Replies: 48
Views: 11066

Re: Need help with Russian maker's mark under the Morozov company

Hi all, Perhaps not all of you have access to such good resources as Qrt.S and me! ;-)) Herttuainen Adam was a Finn, born in 1853 who moved to St Petersburg where he started a silver workshop where he produced only table silverware to be retailed by St Petersburg jewellers (including Faberge and oth...
by piette
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Unknown Tiffany Flatware Pattern
Replies: 1
Views: 1159

Unknown Tiffany Flatware Pattern

Hi all, I have a Tiffany child's cutlery set consisting of a small knife and fork (6 and 5 inches in length respectively) with marks for Tiffany 1902-1907. I am stumped however, by the pattern on them. I have never seen it before and haven't been able to find anything online. Can anyone shed any lig...

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