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by Jag
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Sugar jar from Poland
Replies: 1
Views: 1216

Sugar jar from Poland

I'm posting this because I tried to measure its specific gravity with strange results, until I realized the feet and handle are hollow and thus not testable using specific gravity. Anyway, the marking reminds me of the possibly Italian piece I posted, with both a letter and a number, except that thi...
by Jag
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German reticulated basket
Replies: 1
Views: 1062

German reticulated basket

I measured the specific gravity of this, while it was out I figured I would see if anyone can tell me any more about it. At first I thought it was unmarked but I finally found what I believe to be a tiny German mark on it, though no maker is included nor could I find the maker anywhere else on it. B...
by Jag
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Bailey and Co knife
Replies: 1
Views: 2071

Bailey and Co knife

I've run across a lot of coin silver spoons, but this is the first coin silver knife I've found. Marked Bailey and Co., blade is silver too (which surprised me).

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by Jag
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Is this Italian?
Replies: 9
Views: 2073

Re: Is this Italian?

Thanks for all the input. Unfortunately I couldn't find anything online about Giusto Pastorini. Are there any books that might be useful? Why does there seem to be so little info on Italian made silver? Since there was some question about material, I pulled out my scale and bucket of water and did t...
by Jag
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Is this Italian?
Replies: 9
Views: 2073

Re: Is this Italian?

Process of elimination mostly. Mark not consistent with it being from US Canada or Mexico, England or UK, Germany, Russia, or Asian which are the ones I normally run into. And I've read Italy pre 1934 had no national mark and different marks for different parts of Italy so thought it might be that. ...
by Jag
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Is this Italian?
Replies: 9
Views: 2073

Is this Italian?

I couldn't find this mark anywhere. Large (14") gilt-bowl ladle, over 200 grams, with a mark and maker I can't ID. Name looks like Pastorini. Has anyone a clue? http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad132/4more/P6261121_zpsergeqff5.jpg http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad132/4more/P6261120_zpsbys...
by Jag
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Remaining cups
Replies: 1
Views: 1012

Remaining cups

Here are some more cups. I put these together since they are smaller and I assume newer. But if anyone of these are interesting, I can start an individual thread with closeups etc. Just let me know, thanks. http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad132/4more/Silver/P3310101_zpsmyonagmp.jpg http://i929.ph...
by Jag
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Another russian cup with stem
Replies: 4
Views: 1515

Re: Another russian cup with stem

Didn't know they separated location of marks. These are on the bottom (two views of the same):
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by Jag
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Another russian cup with stem
Replies: 4
Views: 1515

Another russian cup with stem

One with a stem this time. Do either of the cups belong with the small plate?
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by Jag
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Small plate
Replies: 1
Views: 1015

Small plate

About 3-5/8" in diameter (9.2 cm). Same range of questions, name, usage, age, maker, etc. http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad132/4more/Silver/P4010107_zpsx11ovj8j.jpg http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad132/4more/Silver/P4010109_zpssmr1s6cc.jpg http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad132/4more/...
by Jag
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian cup
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

Russian cup

I had time to take some pics so I now have some Russian items to ask for help with. Is there a better name than simply "cup"? What was it used for, when, who, etc. Here's the first cup: http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad132/4more/Silver/P3310084_zpsl591nsl3.jpg http://i929.photobucket.c...
by Jag
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: I don't have a clue on these marks
Replies: 3
Views: 2012

I don't have a clue on these marks

I don't have a clue what country these are from, or whether this is silver or not. Not even sure which side of the marks is up, so I apologize if I have them upside down. http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad132/4more/Silver/P3310094_zpskjmyi7di.jpg http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad132/4more/Sil...
by Jag
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: N. Harding mark for Wev
Replies: 1
Views: 1628

N. Harding mark for Wev

Here's another one whose mark you don't have. First time I've seen a mark on top of another, as opposed to next to it. I wonder if he was a retailer and not a maker? The maker seemed to be * F. & H. * (Farrington and Hunnewell) http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad132/4more/Silver/P3200080_zpsdo...
by Jag
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Odd Gorham container...?
Replies: 25
Views: 6034

Re: Odd Gorham container...?

Simply check properties for every one elses pictures that are suitable size by looking at Image Info. It looks like most pics are scaled to 786 pixel width. Scaling yours to this or less should work well. So if you need a rule, try 700 - 750 pixels.
by Jag
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Small spoon - even smaller markings
Replies: 9
Views: 2727

Re: Small spoon - even smaller markings

Hi Olga, thanks for your interest. These two pics are the best I could do using my handheld camera. If this still isn't good enough maybe its time for me to get a tripod? http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad132/4more/Silver/83445dbf-b78a-48e1-9a97-598284c00931_zpsjcoaotc3.jpg http://i929.photobucke...
by Jag
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Small spoon - even smaller markings
Replies: 9
Views: 2727

Re: Small spoon - even smaller markings

I'm pretty sure the letters are: ОП
by Jag
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Nicely decorated spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 2081

Re: Nicely decorated spoon

Hey, thank you for the reply. I think of Towle as a big manufacturing company. Do you think this decoration (which looks hand-done) would have been done at the factory, or done by an engraver on a blank from Towle?
by Jag
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Teapot with wood handle
Replies: 2
Views: 1409

Re: Teapot with wood handle

Ah, thank you for that. I'll rummage through my scrap silver looking for a lonely earring. I do lots of mostly wood furniture repair, but haven't done any silver repair except some bump straightening. But this looks like an easy and low-risk thing to start with.
by Jag
Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Unknown silversmith's mark.
Replies: 6
Views: 1847

Re: Unknown silversmith's mark.

You say its badly damaged, but I can't see any damage in your picture. What kind of repair does it need?
by Jag
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: On the line between coin and sterling
Replies: 3
Views: 2415

On the line between coin and sterling

This is a coin silver style spoon, and doesn't have a Sterling mark, so I've put it in this category, though it may better belong in the Sterling category (I won't be offended if it is moved :) Anyway, French & Puffer was a Lowell, MA retailer of silver in the mid to late 1800's. Can anyone iden...

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