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by NYCyokel
Fri May 25, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Asian Silver Hallmark?
Replies: 4
Views: 2322

Re: Asian Silver Hallmark?

Dear Jordan, I agree with Rauls interpretation. This kind of punch marks normally depict the silversmiths, or the silver workshops on oriental silver pieces, not a fineness mark. I don't know what caused the yellow color as pointed by the arrow head. As far as I know, traces of copper was added to c...
by NYCyokel
Fri May 25, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Persian inscription on oriental salver
Replies: 3
Views: 1786

Re: Persian inscription on oriental salver

Hello, This is Arabic writing, possibly Farsi (Iranian). The First word on the right in Arabic say "I am" Second word is not very clear. The word last to the left says something along the lines of "The scared". Pretty sure it is not a hallmark. Hope this helps... Dear Jordan, th...
by NYCyokel
Wed May 02, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Persian inscription on oriental salver
Replies: 3
Views: 1786

Re: Persian inscription on oriental salver

It does not look like a hallmark, I wonder if it is a silversmith's name, or some kind of presentation words. Could someone kindly tell me what language it is, so I can check with my fellow collectors who speak the language? Thank you.
by NYCyokel
Tue May 01, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Persian inscription on oriental salver
Replies: 3
Views: 1786

Persian inscription on oriental salver

Hello, everyone. I came across an oriental silver salver with inscription at its bottom. The "strokes&dots" characters look like Persian language to me, but not sure. Anybody could kindly tell me what it says? Please see the image below (my first time to post image, hope it shows fine)...
by NYCyokel
Thu May 26, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Chinese Export Silver & Enamel Box..Anyone Know Maker & Date
Replies: 2
Views: 2542

Re: Chinese Export Silver & Enamel Box..Anyone Know Maker &

Hello, they are maker's mark along with "pure silver" mark in Chinese. Circa would be late 19th C or early 20th C, I would say.
by NYCyokel
Thu May 26, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: anyone seen or know what this is
Replies: 5
Views: 2910

Re: anyone seen or know what this is

Hello, they look like either Chinese or Japanese salt and pepper shakers. Probably need better pics to identify.
by NYCyokel
Thu May 26, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: unknown marks to Japanese silver jug base
Replies: 3
Views: 2927

Re: unknown marks to Japanese silver jug base

Hello, the upper two Japanese character mean JUNGIN (pure silver), which normally is 950 and above. The lower two is the maker's mark. How this is helpful.
by NYCyokel
Wed May 25, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: What is the origin of this tray?
Replies: 4
Views: 1446

Re: What is the origin of this tray?

The upper mark is a Chinese ideogram. The low one looks almost the same as Japanese JUNGIN mark, but actually it is in Chinese. I will come back shortly with references.
by NYCyokel
Wed May 25, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Identify mark and age - Chinese? Japanese?
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

Re: Identify mark and age - Chinese? Japanese?

Hello, the decoration is in Chinese style. The ideogram is a Chinese character. I will get back to you once I find some useful information about the SC mark.
by NYCyokel
Tue May 24, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Octagonal Silver Chest - Origin and Hallmark?
Replies: 1
Views: 830

Re: Octagonal Silver Chest - Origin and Hallmark?

Hello, the mark on top looks like a maker's mark, and the one blow may be a purity mark meaning "pure silver". Very likely it was crafted in China in the late 19th C or early 20th C, and the scene depicts a traditional Chinese story.

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