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by AG2012
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Egyptian fork, what assay office?
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Egyptian fork, what assay office?

Hi,
It is Cairo, no doubt.Two small conjoined circles on the right,then long curved line to the left, two dots above it.
regards
by AG2012
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Italian maker mark Moroui ?
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Italian maker mark Moroui ?

Hi,
I think bas relief on silver by Moroni is being made by MIDA argenti located in Recanati,Macerata province, founded 1974.
At least some of his works I have seen were made by MIDA;cannot tell if the artist opened his own studio and was registered as silversmith.
Regards
by AG2012
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Silver Server Mark Identity
Replies: 14
Views: 155

Re: Russian Silver Server Mark Identity

Does not look right,really.
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by AG2012
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Silver Server Mark Identity
Replies: 14
Views: 155

Re: Russian Silver Server Mark Identity

3-4 cm is too big for kokoshnik, but on the other hand allows perfect close up of the mark to see details.
Can you do it,please ?
by AG2012
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Unknown maker`s logo
Replies: 0
Views: 47

Unknown maker`s logo

Hi, Help needed to identify the maker. The pendant is made of .925 silver,14K gold logo (signature) riveted in front,blue sapphire (well cut and set). Marked with .925 Ag and maker`s mark logo,signature which is incorporated in gold into the design in front. (I think it was posted a few years ago,bu...
by AG2012
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Silver Server Mark Identity
Replies: 14
Views: 155

Re: Russian Silver Server Mark Identity

Hi,
Qrt.S is right about the kokoshnik being suspicious;is it female head at all ? Besides,numeral 8 is much bigger than numeral 4.
Sharp image of real kokoshnik is given by Qrt.S to compare with.It is very precise and detailed mark.
Regards
by AG2012
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Gold Ring - 2 diamonds - 1 sapphire - [3 Hallmarks to identify]
Replies: 16
Views: 416

Re: Gold Ring - 2 diamonds - 1 sapphire - [3 Hallmarks to identify]

Of course,it is valid if the ring was moved to another town and marked there. Remarking is common and done for many reasons,not only for official export or import, sometimes owners wanted their silver and gold remarked by local assay office for whatever reason. In a word,I think this is all we can t...
by AG2012
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Gold Ring - 2 diamonds - 1 sapphire - [3 Hallmarks to identify]
Replies: 16
Views: 416

Re: Gold Ring - 2 diamonds - 1 sapphire - [3 Hallmarks to identify]

Cannot explain the upper mark which is partially struck.
The mark with fox head bearing P indicates the ring was made i Budapest, Hungary.The other mark was possibly added later.
Regards
by AG2012
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Help with identifying London Sterling Silver Gilt Brooch - Maker?
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Help with identifying London Sterling Silver Gilt Brooch - Maker?

The only way to identify the maker is to contact London Assay Office where he was registered:
The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office
Goldsmiths’ Hall
Gutter Lane
London
EC2V 8AQ
by AG2012
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Gold Ring - 2 diamonds - 1 sapphire - [3 Hallmarks to identify]
Replies: 16
Views: 416

Re: Gold Ring - 2 diamonds - 1 sapphire - [3 Hallmarks to identify]

Then it is Budapest (Hungary).
P is short for Pest because there were two towns in the past, i.e. Buda and Pest,The Danube river between them, then they united to become Budapest.Traditionally,letter P was assigned to them.
See here:
https://www.925-1000.com/Faustria_02.html

Regards
by AG2012
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Help with identifying London Sterling Silver Gilt Brooch - Maker?
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Hallmarked London Silver Gilt Brooch - Maker?

Hi,
This is the best I could do with your maker`s mark.
Unfortunately, VN has not been identified so far.
Date letter s should be for 1992.
I am sure London Assay Office can help in identifying the maker.
Regards


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by AG2012
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Gold Ring - 2 diamonds - 1 sapphire - [3 Hallmarks to identify]
Replies: 16
Views: 416

Re: Gold Ring - 2 diamonds - 1 sapphire - [3 Hallmarks to identify]

Dog`s head mark for silver was different.
Prague was in Austria-Hungary Empire at the time and its assay office was assigned town number C (not date letter).
A was for Vienna, B for Budapest.

Regards
by AG2012
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help ID Maker of Sterling Marked Basket
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: Help ID Maker of Sterling Marked Basket

Hanau silversmiths were known exporters to Britain.When they met .925 sterling standard silver was properly marked with sponsor`s mark and British import marks (depending on assay office).Sterling word was rarely seen,though,but it did exist. In this particular case,close inspection with 10X loupe c...
by AG2012
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help ID Maker of Sterling Marked Basket
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: Help ID Maker of Sterling Marked Basket

Hi,
Hanau, Germany pseudo marks of Storck and Sinsheimer.
See here under their name:
https://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_hanau_marks_01.html

Regards
by AG2012
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Dongor Medallion "KHOPRURU"
Replies: 11
Views: 511

Re: Dongor Medallion "KHOPRURU"

Really,how did this piece of printed paper get inside ?
That's the clue.
Regards
by AG2012
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Gold Ring - 2 diamonds - 1 sapphire - [3 Hallmarks to identify]
Replies: 16
Views: 416

Re: Gold Ring - 2 diamonds - 1 sapphire - [3 Hallmarks to identify]

Hi,
If that is C for Prague,there is no chance to identify the maker whose initials are partially struck in the oval.
Even if both letters are clearly seen,Prague makers are not well documented.
Regards

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by AG2012
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: gucci italy/what is this used for?
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: gucci italy/what is this used for?

Hi,
Maker`s mark with registration number * 503 FI was assigned to Piero Nutini in early seventies.
Take a look here:
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=27003&p=87243&hilit=NUTINI+PIERO#p87243

Regards
by AG2012
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Gold Ring - 2 diamonds - 1 sapphire - [3 Hallmarks to identify]
Replies: 16
Views: 416

Re: Gold Ring - 2 diamonds - 1 sapphire - [3 Hallmarks to identify]

Hi,
Austria-Hungary 1872 to 1922.
14K Gold Standard Fox Head Hallmark in irregular hexagon.The letter on the left of it cannot be seen, if C seen on the secondary mark, then it was made in Prague.Number 4 on the right of it = 14 karat gold.
Regards
by AG2012
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: How to change the blade in an ancient knife
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: How to change the blade in an ancient knife

Hi,
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Regards
by AG2012
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Ref Book
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Ref Book

Hi, You can download Postnikova here: http://akamd.ru/forum/forum258/topic175/messages/ PDF format. When you open the link above 1.Click on this: Указатель русских клейм на изделия из драгоценных металлов XVII-XX вв.pdf (57.16 МБ) i.e. the sentence below the image of the front page of the book 2.In ...

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