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by Smokanabeach
Sat May 16, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Where does it come from?
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Re: Where does it come from?

Hi AG,

I had a doubt for the brand 84 but neither the goldsmith's hallmark nor the one including the 84 made me think of a French silver plate hallmark.

Thank you for this track!
by Smokanabeach
Fri May 15, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Where does it come from?
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Where does it come from?

Hello everybody! Here is a teapot whose style reminds me of British but nothing sure ... https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/LzpVUR.png Looking at the hallmark (8, cat's head / lyon, 4), I don't get better ... Anyone have an idea? https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/ebtn4h.jpg Thank ...
by Smokanabeach
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Iranian silver set
Replies: 2
Views: 5147

Re: Iranian silver set

Up!

Thanks for your help!
by Smokanabeach
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: What is it for?
Replies: 10
Views: 5500

Re: What is it for?

Thank you for those precisions! We can link the period indicated by Ubaranda (1960-1970) with the method describes by Dognose (as electrospark process seems to start in 1954)!

A great example of social/historical approach combinated to a technical approach!

Well done!
by Smokanabeach
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Iranian silver set
Replies: 2
Views: 5147

Re: Iranian silver set

Looking on my side, I found pictures of Qajar items whith designs close to my set: could it be a lead to explore?
by Smokanabeach
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: What is it for?
Replies: 10
Views: 5500

Re: What is it for?

Thank you for the answer as well as the excellent illustration! We could not find better! I suspected it was a tea strainer but I found it quite original so I was not sure! One more thing Ubaranda as you're also owner of the same object: what would be the period? Soviet hallmark means after 1958, bu...
by Smokanabeach
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: What is it for?
Replies: 10
Views: 5500

What is it for?

Hello everyone, today I propose a Soviet object (after 1958) in silver 875, Moscow. My problem is? what is this object for? The ball above rests on 2 rods roughly welded on each side. To note, it includes a punch 875 which does not seem Soviet ... I think that the rods and the ball were added a post...
by Smokanabeach
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Oriental solid silver jug?!Origin?
Replies: 3
Views: 3295

Re: Oriental solid silver jug?!Origin?

Peter is right!

Under 92,5 a punch is ''OMAN''!

Regards,

Don Smoka
by Smokanabeach
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Iranian silver set
Replies: 2
Views: 5147

Iranian silver set

Hi everybody! Here is a set I suppose to be iranian (875/1000 purity) juding from the hallmark you'll find bellow: https://i.postimg.cc/FYcyTbLr/DSC06891.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Z0R6GzdD/DSC06892.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/2b5BNnVB/DSC06893.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/871pYNF7/DSC06894.jpg Few questions...
by Smokanabeach
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: A real mystery...
Replies: 13
Views: 7100

Re: A real mystery...

A year later! May be luckyer this year ;-)
by Smokanabeach
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Asian silver cigarettes holder
Replies: 5
Views: 5753

Re: Asian silver cigarettes holder

Hi Legrandmogol!

Thanks for tout help!
by Smokanabeach
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unusual mark
Replies: 10
Views: 5619

Re: Unusual mark

My opinion is AG2012 already gives you the good answer. The bigorne is the Scarabéa. But as said by Traintime, if a doubt is still remaining, please just confim that this ''special'' mark is exactly positionned on the other side on the Minerva and the matter will be solved...
by Smokanabeach
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Asian silver cigarettes holder
Replies: 5
Views: 5753

Re: Asian silver cigarettes holder

Still any idea?

Regards,

Don Smoka
by Smokanabeach
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Vesta case
Replies: 3
Views: 6823

Re: Vesta case

Hi!

And what about silverplate?

Regards,

Don Smoka
by Smokanabeach
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unusual mark
Replies: 10
Views: 5619

Re: Unusual mark

Hi, Following AG2012 answer: ''In order to prevent and detect fraud of hallmarked silver articles, French authorities instituted, by Ordinance of 1st July 1818, a system of countermarks on the opposite side of the guarantee mark. These countermarks are known as "bigornes". The term bigorne...
by Smokanabeach
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French or French Colonial?
Replies: 1
Views: 4460

Re: French or French Colonial?

Hello bstaunto!

May be Import mark, France, Seurre (Dijon district), XVIII, an Oak leaf.

Regards,

Don Smoka
by Smokanabeach
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Back again with a brain teaser!
Replies: 1
Views: 5972

Re: Back again with a brain teaser!

Just a thing: I'm not really in the good place as it is certainly silverplate as far as a tajine dish in silver seems to be an heresy!
by Smokanabeach
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Back again with a brain teaser!
Replies: 1
Views: 5972

Back again with a brain teaser!

Hi all! Everything is in the title! Here is a Tajine dish with an hallmark I don't know. I guess it comes from North Africa, XXe. The hallmark is a woman head looking to the right https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg Thanks for your help! Don SMoka
by Smokanabeach
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Help identifying a silversmith
Replies: 4
Views: 3688

Re: Help identifying a silversmith

I think so... 12 for 12G of silver... But what is surprising is I see this mark several times without knowing its origin, and about its silversmith whereas the hallmark is really identificable... Anyway, another unknown hallmark! I'm strong in finding unknown stuff ;-))) Thanks for your time Trainti...
by Smokanabeach
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Help identifying a silversmith
Replies: 4
Views: 3688

Re: Help identifying a silversmith

Hello Traintime! The oil and vinager set is in one part. The marks "12" is under the first receptacle and the "E"+"Eagle"+"T" on the second one, not together under each part. Would you think about a german or austrian work if they were both together under each...

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