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by rauls
Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:24 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: unidentified makers mark on bracelet
Replies: 2
Views: 2610

Re: unidentified makers mark on bracelet

Cairo, 800 silver, egypt, the arabic letter looks 1946?
by rauls
Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Small Silver Trinket Box Chinese or Japanese
Replies: 3
Views: 1953

Re: Small Silver Trinket Box Chinese or Japanese

Yes, late 19c to c1940.
by rauls
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: pls help me with the age of this Chinese hallmark, thanks
Replies: 9
Views: 3858

Re: pls help me with the age of this Chinese hallmark, thank

I'd have thought that "rauls" is the guy who may know this mark - Zhu's speciality I think is jewellery from China I shall continue to delve - if anyone does come up with a final solution to the mystery of the mark, I'd like to be told. Regards Adrien Nice to see you here. Most collectors...
by rauls
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Help with Asian silver mark please
Replies: 2
Views: 1660

Re: Help with Asian silver mark please

sorry, imageshack looks down for me, could you try http://www.tinypic.com and upload your picture again? Thank you ;)
by rauls
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: pls help me with the age of this Chinese hallmark, thanks
Replies: 9
Views: 3858

Re: pls help me with the age of this Chinese hallmark, thank

IMHO, it's a chinese export silver bracelet made in 1970-80s.
by rauls
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Asian Hallmarks identification...
Replies: 1
Views: 1267

Re: Asian Hallmarks identification...

王傣 or 傣王 more likely the latter, if so it might contain very less silver or no silver in it.
by rauls
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: anyone seen or know what this is
Replies: 5
Views: 2998

Re: anyone seen or know what this is

It's made by Jiujiang ( 九江 ) based Chinese silver company "Wan Yuanmao (萬元茂)". Jiujiang is a important port city of Yangzi River. Several silver companies here made westen-type of silver items for selling to foreigners, such as Tu Maoxing (涂茂興), Tu Qingyun (涂慶雲), Tu Qinghe (涂慶和), Tu Tianxi...
by rauls
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japanese Spoon - Figural Decoration
Replies: 2
Views: 2951

Re: Japanese Spoon - Figural Decoration

I couldn't see the first character clearly. The mark looks x形作. The first two chars should be a surname of the Japanese silversmith (or the name of his workshop), and the last char "作" means "make".
But I don't know it's Meiji or later. :)
by rauls
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japanese Silver case help identify mark
Replies: 4
Views: 2328

Re: Japanese Silver case help identify mark

IMHO, K&K should be treated as JES.
by rauls
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Small Silver Trinket Box Chinese or Japanese
Replies: 3
Views: 1953

Re: Small Silver Trinket Box Chinese or Japanese

A pretty traditional Chinese silver box, the mark is 廣昌華. Without a city mark, it's hard to tell which city it was made in.
by rauls
Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Marks
Replies: 12
Views: 4433

Re: Marks

Hi Rauls Trevor has kindly sent me your image of the Tuck Chang store this morning which I obviously found fascinating. I also was fascinated by the fact you said in a previous post that Tuck Chang was started by an Englishman. I'd much appreciate any information you have about this. I was also int...
by rauls
Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Marks
Replies: 12
Views: 4433

Re: Marks

well thanks all for your input cant really tell if its to or tc will be going out to get a better lens will send more pics of these marks.Is it suitable for me to clean this piece or do I leave it be? No problem, I'm sure it's TC. I saw the mark many times, and now be able to distinguished it by th...
by rauls
Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Marks
Replies: 12
Views: 4433

Re: Marks

Hi Rauls, Many thanks for posting this wonderful image. Was there any further information accompanying the photo, a date, or address? Can enough be made out from the character marks at the top of the image to link with the chop marks found on Tuck Chang's silverware? http://i50.tinypic.com/2iw9cuq....
by rauls
Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:23 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Chinese silver match box holder, maker ID please
Replies: 2
Views: 1554

Re: Chinese silver match box holder, maker ID please

The Chinese mark for silversmith is . Both are unknown to me.
by rauls
Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Marks
Replies: 12
Views: 4433

Re: Marks

The dealer's mark TC is for Tuck Chang which was in Shanghai and founded by an Englishman.
The maker's mark 生隆 belonged to a Cantonese silversmith or silver firm.

I saw this kind of item once before, but couldn't guess its use.
by rauls
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Chinese Dragon/Rooster Bracelet
Replies: 8
Views: 2457

Re: Chinese Dragon/Rooster Bracelet

It looks a newly made (after 1980) or imitated one for me.

Old bracelets, hairpins etc. are far more popular than other kind of antique silver items in current Chinese market, as a result a lot of imitated items or even fakes were made in passed 10 to 15 years.
by rauls
Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: WH ??? 90
Replies: 6
Views: 3347

Re: WH ??? 90

Sure, Wang Hing 90. Another mark looks "徐俊", should be for the silversmith.
by rauls
Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: German - Does anyone know about the silversmith?
Replies: 1
Views: 926

German - Does anyone know about the silversmith?

It's made in German after 1886 in Dresden. If you know something about the silversmith, please tell me. THANK YOU!

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by rauls
Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Dragon Brushes
Replies: 3
Views: 3718

Re: Dragon Brushes

Just in case you haven't seen it, recently (Oct 5) a certain auction site sold a Chinese export silver snuff box with the same set of marks. A netsearch for ""Chinese silver gilt snuff box" made by Wang Hing should call it up. This snuff box has the exact same set of import marks--JM...

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