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by amena
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Italian cornucopia & bag
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Italian cornucopia & bag

Neither silverplate nor solid silver.
They are resin objects covered with a thin layer of silver. For this they have the R in a square. More focused and embedded photos can lead to other information
Best
Amena
by amena
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Photographs of marks
Replies: 0
Views: 249

Photographs of marks

Hello everyone I, like many of you, I believe, am always on the hunt for photographs of silver hallmarks that can help me refine my research and knowledge. It happens sometimes, while surfing the internet, to come across good quality photographs of marks. If someone wanted to point me to the link to...
by amena
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: What I did not understand?
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: What I did not understand?

Here is the mystery ( for me) solved.
Thanks, Peter, for the clear and thorough explanation.
The battle was so heated that there had to be a valid reason to justify it.
Best regards
Amena
by amena
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: What I did not understand?
Replies: 3
Views: 489

What I did not understand?

Today I attended an auction in which this box was sold. https://i.postimg.cc/9rCmQzwk/scatola-02-copia.jpg It was so described Circular seal-holder box in cast and chiseled silver. Netherlands (?) 18th-19th century gr. 465, height 3.1 cm, diameter 15.1 cm. I know it's not allowed to talk about price...
by amena
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Unknown hallmark
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: Unknown hallmark

I don't think you can assume the fineness of an alloy from a fantasy mark that has no official value. I think whoever affixed it may have used any mixture, even less than 800/000.
I've found a silver tray bearing a Milanese/Venetian mimicking mark made of an alloy of less than 700/000.
by amena
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Unknown hallmark
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: Unknown hallmark

Thanks Ag2012 for your considerations. I am convinced that the two cups could be of Sicilian manufacture and that the fantasy mark intends to remember the Sicilian hallmark at the time of the reign of the two Sicilies. Probably artifacts from the early 1900s https://i.postimg.cc/DWnWQYbr/MARCHIO-SCO...
by amena
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: A cruet
Replies: 0
Views: 207

A cruet

Hello everybody a friend of mine asked me to identify the marks of this cruet. Unfortunately, I have no clues to give him an answer. Maybe any of you recognize one of the marks? https://i.postimg.cc/vcczRDT1/cruet-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/YGCF1ym4/cruet-2.jpg Thanks a lot Amena
by amena
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Unknown hallmark
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: Unknown hallmark

Well
85 people have already read this post , including, I must assume, experts in all kinds of European silver.
If no one has identified a hallmark, or a silversmith's mark, it is reasonable to assume that the photo I posted is most likely a pseudo mark, and this is a good result.
Thank you all.
Amena
by amena
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Unknown hallmark
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: Unknown hallmark

Incredible coincidence
Same auction site, same seller. Another nautilus cup with the same mark
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by amena
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Unknown hallmark
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Unknown hallmark

Dear friends I saw this nautilus cup on online auction. https://i.postimg.cc/RNScZmFT/MARCHIO-SCONOSCIUTO-2.jpg It is described as 19th century Italian, but the mark shown, as far as I know, is not an Italian mark. https://i.postimg.cc/w1tR1jdD/MARCHIO-SCONOSCIUTO.jpg Does anyone recognize this hall...
by amena
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Why ladles are so often broken ?
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: Why ladles are so often broken ?

Hi The causes that you list are all acceptable. In addition it is known that in the corners there is a concentration of tensions which favors the initiation of cracks. It remains difficult for me to think that a correct use of the ladle and even repeated cleaning can lead to the breakages that I fin...
by amena
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Why ladles are so often broken ?
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: Why ladles are so often broken ?

Hi
Accidental falls may well justify dents and scratches, but these cracks look like fatigue failure.
I mean, not due to an occasional impact, but to repeated stresses. It seems to me that we must think of a continued use other than collecting a soup. Maybe crush or hit something.Who knows.
Best
Amena
by amena
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Why ladles are so often broken ?
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Why ladles are so often broken ?

Hi to all of you I noticed that many ladles are cracked at the attachment of the handle to the cup. https://i.postimg.cc/fJSnX4BV/ladle.jpg The frequency of these breaks amazes me, since the weight of the liquid contained in the cup is not that great. Perhaps these ladles were used in some other way...
by amena
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please teach me a little lesson
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Please teach me a little lesson

Hi Blackstone
many thanks for the further information
Best
Amena
by amena
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please teach me a little lesson
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Please teach me a little lesson

Hi JayT Thanks for your comments. Unfortunately I don't have any more photos of the marks since I don't have the item, I just saw it on the Internet. Your observation is correct, it is a coffee pot because the lid is closed, you can see it well in this photo. https://i.postimg.cc/5Qpcvt04/cioccolati...
by amena
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please teach me a little lesson
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Please teach me a little lesson

Hello everyone, and especially those who know about French silver. It is a rather complicated subject and I have already given up on becoming an expert, but I would like to learn at least the basic things. I saw this chocolate pot on the Internet, described as being from the mid-18th century, re- ha...
by amena
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Please help me identify silversmith of the cruet
Replies: 6
Views: 883

Re: Please help me identify silversmith of the cruet

Let's wait for others opinions
by amena
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Please help me identify silversmith of the cruet
Replies: 6
Views: 883

Re: Please help me identify silversmith of the cruet

The AS mark mimics the one of Anzolo Scarabello, but is clearly a fantasy mark.
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And the others too, I presume.
Regards
Amena
by amena
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: A teaspoon from Romania
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: A teaspoon from Romania

Hi AG2012 your consideration is very interesting. I did not think about it At first I thought of a silversmith identification system as used in Rome in the 19th century. A lozenge containing the master's initials and a number that identified the shop. But the number 12 would be a really odd coincide...
by amena
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: A teaspoon from Romania
Replies: 3
Views: 227

A teaspoon from Romania

Just to show this teaspoon
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very similar to the one in the post
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=34902&start=20

Here the silversmith's mark is in a lozenge with the number 12 (loth)
Regards
Amena

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