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by amena
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please teach me a little lesson
Replies: 3
Views: 241

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: 3
Views: 241

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: 573

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: 573

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: 136

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: 136

A teaspoon from Romania

Just to show this teaspoon
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very similar to the one in the post
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Here the silversmith's mark is in a lozenge with the number 12 (loth)
Regards
Amena
by amena
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silverplated Teaset Help
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Silverplated Teaset Help

The crowned B is the trademark of Porciani srl.
It made silvered objects of great quality (and price). I believe it is closed now.
Best
Amena
by amena
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Chicago World's Fair 1893 Souvenir Spoon - Sterling?
Replies: 17
Views: 1289

Re: Chicago World's Fair 1893 Souvenir Spoon - Sterling?

I believe that focusing attention on air bubbles is not the right way. Suppose a teaspoon of sterling silver weighs 20 grams. It will have a volume of 20: 10.373 = 1.92808 cm3 i.e. 1928.08 mm3. If we consider an air bubble, adhering to the spoon, of 2 mm in diameter, which cannot escape observation,...
by amena
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Are These german marks?
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Are These german marks?

This mark has already been discussed before in 925-1000 https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=45909&p=134764&hilit=MODENA#p134764 Someone attributes it to the city of Modena before 1860 https://hallmarkwiki.com/?ShowHallmark=15805 But it's not true. Modena has never had a s...
by amena
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: What city mark and maker
Replies: 20
Views: 1107

Re: What city mark and maker

Hi Theo I have no Informations that church silver being counterfeited, but I am learning. Well, you can also find church silver items with fancy hallmarks. For example in this cross https://www.beweb.chiesacattolica.it/benistorici/bene/3155492/Bottega+napoletana+%281710%29%2C+Croce+astile# you can s...
by amena
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Pattern on italian plate
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Pattern on italian plate

This type of finish, with circular buffing tool, is very usual in Italian silver. It is done by the manufacturer.
Best
Amena
by amena
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Dove mark
Replies: 0
Views: 422

Dove mark

I'd like to have your opinion on a saucer with a mark that we have already covered in other posts. https://i.postimg.cc/crzjCF56/Crofforse-1.jpg This saucer has several areas where the wear and tear has highlighted a much more yellowish metal than the surrounding. Evidently the artifact was silvered...
by amena
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Unmarked silver bracelet
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Unmarked silver bracelet

Hi
try to google
indian silver snake anklet or indian silver snake bracelet
Good hunting
Amena
by amena
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Venetian wax jack, what age? question 2
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Venetian wax jack, what age? question 2

In my experience, auction houses are shameless in dating the pieces on sale. On the other hand, they do not take any responsibility on the expertise. I looked for, without finding it, a post from a few years ago by a lady who had been part of the team of a well-known auction house and told the backg...
by amena
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Venetian sugar bowl, what age?
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Venetian sugar bowl, what age?

It can be and it cannot be.
I can't judge
Best
Amena
by amena
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Fantasy marks?Turin? Question 3
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Fantasy marks?Turin? Question 3

A very white object could be silver plated.
Sometimes 800/1000 silver was also plated to make it brighter.
I have never seen those marks. They don't seem to me from Turin.
Best
Amena
by amena
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Venetian sugar bowl, what age?
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Venetian sugar bowl, what age?

Hello the photos are not very detailed to give a judgment, In principle it can be said that if the sugar bowl is heavy, if it has no signs of wear under the legs, if it has no signs of small and very close hammers, it is good to suspect. Take a good look at the upper finishing edge, if it is modern ...
by amena
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Venetian wax jack, what age? question 2
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Venetian wax jack, what age? question 2

Hello Unfortunately the A.B.F. it is among the "tarocchi conclamati" (well-known counterfeit) or, at least, very suspicious marks. Already seen on an online auction carafe described "presumably Italian late 19th century in mid 700 style" https://i.postimg.cc/Xp280dF5/VENETAROM-3-...
by amena
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Really Dutch ?
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Really Dutch ?

Thanks Peter
this auction house publishes very clear photos, but, at least as far as Italian silverware is concerned, marks are more than sometimes suspect or misattributed. This is why I am sometimes hesitant to add images to my collection before having confirmation from an expert.
Thanks again
Amena
by amena
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Really Dutch ?
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Really Dutch ?

I have seen this food warmer on the Internet.

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Are they genuine Dutch marks?
Best wishes
Amena

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