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by AG2012
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Catholic Relic in 800 silver reliquary
Replies: 7
Views: 47

Re: Catholic Relic in 800 silver reliquary

Ex Oss. Jo. Neumann is for Saint John Neumann.
St. John Neumann was the fourth bishop of Philadelphia, (from 1852 to 1860). He was the first male canonized saint from the United States. St. John lived from 1811 to 1860 .
The frame is Italian.
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by AG2012
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Help with Russian Silver Snuff Box
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Help with Russian Silver Snuff Box

Hi, Peter Catherine in Russian (Cyrillic alfabeth).The image depicts the monument of Peter the Great in St Petersburg,errected 1782. The image also depicts his fleet because he spent much time in The Netherlands studying shipbuilding and then created Russian fleet.Even tricolor Russian flag is modif...
by AG2012
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Dutch Spoon 18e century
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Dutch Spoon 18e century

Hi,
I think it is British lion passant indicating sterling (.925) fineness.
Mid 18th century,probably London.
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by AG2012
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Trying to age this perfume decanter
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Trying to age this perfume decanter

Hi,
More probably Birmingham 1920 or 1945 (letter v of this form).
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by AG2012
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: silver icon mark
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: silver icon mark

Hi,
Crown, wreath of the icon frame (венец, от оклада иконы) IS usually marked,smaller enamelled parts are not always and not all marked.
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by AG2012
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help identify please
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Help identify please

Hi,
Porto(Portugal) second standard II with boar (.833) 1887 - 1937.
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by AG2012
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Silver tray
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Silver tray

Hi, Authentic Malcz mark from Warsaw,12 Loth. See here: https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=50861&p=156936&hilit=malcz#p156936 Family crest in the middle: Odyniec Families 19 names altogether: Bahrymowski, Barynowski, Bnozowieck, Bohusz, Brzozowiecki, Burło-Burdzicki, Dobr...
by AG2012
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Tea Spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Tea Spoon

Hi, Under high magnification there seems to be a dot after C.No dot after П. С.ПБУРГЬ Meaning,it was simply an unoficial mark used for commercial reasons to indicate silver was made in the capital and not in the middle of nowhere.Small Greek alpha was obviously not enough to protect highly reputable...
by AG2012
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: silver icon mark
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: silver icon mark

Hi, H.T. (with dotts) for Nikolai Tarabrov Николай Тарабров Round - circular mark (identity mark) for decorative and secondary parts of products, in conjunction with a hallmark and with a complex mark. Клеймо круглое (знак удостоверения) для украшений и второстепенных частей изделий, в совокупности ...
by AG2012
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: russian icon mark
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: russian icon mark

The only I Г known to me who made icon oklad was Ivan Gusev in Vologda (mid19th century).
I think your icon is modern reproduction (or call it a fake).
Again,made by someone not very familiar with Cytillic alfabet, therefore equal arms in letter Г.
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by AG2012
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Unger Brooch
Replies: 14
Views: 521

Re: Unger Brooch

Attempts to fake wear are not very successful because passage of time (hundred years) leaves micro traces in all directions which cannot be faked. Soldered edges are sometimes visible even on high quality jewelry, but very discrete if due to wear after 100 years. It takes time and experience with ma...
by AG2012
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Jewish rattle, original or fake
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Jewish rattle, original or fake

Hi, Qrt.S is right;this is not an authentic item, you call this purim rattle a fake or a reproduction. Some sellers are honest, some not. This offer is honest: This is a post-war REPRODUCTION of an 84 SILVER IMPERIAL RUSSIA 1873 PURIM RATTLE. Item in great condition, filigree,decorated, beautifully ...
by AG2012
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: SMYRNA SILVER BOX
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: SMYRNA SILVER BOX

Hi,
All I can read is ΚΑΦΤΑΝΙΖΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ KAFTANIZOPOULOS
Great find;saved by Greeks after exodus,I suppose.

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by AG2012
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Unger Brooch
Replies: 14
Views: 521

Re: Unger Brooch

Fakes,in general:
On close inspection the joint between the two pieces (back and front) is visible in some sections around the edge.
There are other flaws that do not appear to be the result of normal wear.
Lack of detail.
by AG2012
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Unger Brooch
Replies: 14
Views: 521

Re: Unger Brooch

Anyway, I was told b/c of the way the vent holes are it's likely a fake? I see nothing wrong with vent holes.The brooch is made of two halves;the front is die stamped and soldered to the back, meaning the brooch is hollow. Without vent holes it would explode when hard soldered under high temperatur...
by AG2012
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Please ID this Locket Hallmarks?
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: Please ID this Locket Hallmarks?

Hi. The images of the locket and marks embedded.Btw.links to commercial sites are not allowed here. The closest I can tell is year 1882 for Birmingham,but the first letter in maker's initials is difficult to decipher. Not sure for Birmingham.Lacking town mark and duty mark is possibly because of sma...
by AG2012
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Tea strainer spoon help please
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Tea strainer spoon help please

Btw.it is strainer, but hardly a tea strainer because of rather big holes in openwork.
by AG2012
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Second hallmark on gold ring id please
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Second hallmark on gold ring id please

Hi,
Omega beta.7 is maker`s registration number in Athens,Greece.
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by AG2012
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Maker of Sterling christening goblet 1871
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Maker of Sterling christening goblet 1871

Hi,
Your image with the marks embedded.
The maker is Henry William Curry (H.W.C) registered in London 1869, and date letter q for 1871.
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by AG2012
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Tea strainer spoon help please
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Tea strainer spoon help please

Hi,
Looks like Gorham,Providence,Rhode Island.
If so, what looks like crab is a lion and letter is G.
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