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by AG2012
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Small spoon, is this London? And what year?
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: Small spoon, is this London? And what year?

Hi,
The lion passant of this form is dubious.
That`s all I can tell.
Regards
by AG2012
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian silver spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: Russian silver spoon

Hi,
Skurlov offers this name STAROVEROV Svyatoslav Antonovich.
СТАРОВЕРОВ Святослав Антонович

Regardss
by AG2012
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Enamel Tea Spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Russian Enamel Tea Spoon

Hi,
Faked Russian Kokoshnik mark 88 delta assay office for Moscow.
Original marks are overstruck or deliberately made unrecognizable.
Regards

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by AG2012
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Identifying of the maker and assayer of a Russian spoon, two cups and salt cellar
Replies: 15
Views: 231

Re: Identifying of the maker and assayer of a Russian spoon, two cups and salt cellar

Hi, ЛЮФ is Ювелирная фабрнка, Ленинград, active 1927-46; Leningrad jewelry factory It is rather complicated story in regard of when founded, what merging, years active and then merging again. Took this from Russian sources; dating was sometimes done based on engravings on gift items. Year code was d...
by AG2012
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Silver badge coat of arms
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Silver badge coat of arms

Canada arms 1873 - 1907 (addition of Saskatchewan and Alberta).
With Queen`s crown it means 1873 - 1901 when Edward VII King`s crown was added.
Regards
by AG2012
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Silver badge coat of arms
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Silver badge coat of arms

Most likely Canada Dominion Shield, but it has changed many times and the badge is not very precise in depicting heraldic features.
If so, what period can it be ? Thanks.
by AG2012
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Silver badge coat of arms
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Silver badge coat of arms

Hi,
Badge (brooch) marked sterling; C clasp.
Queen`s crown; British or Commonwealth. All I can tell is England flag repeated twice.
Thanks for trying to identify.
Regards

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by AG2012
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Identifying of the maker and assayer of a Russian spoon, two cups and salt cellar
Replies: 15
Views: 231

Re: Identifying of the maker and assayer of a Russian spoon, two cups and salt cellar

Hi,
Any commercial silver polish will do; there is no gilding to take care of. For marks use the tip of a wooden toothpick; do not use needles and metal.

Regards
by AG2012
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Glazed back of enamel
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Glazed back of enamel

Hi, This is Russian silver and enamel badge for graduation of the Imperial University faculties. The cross is enameled (blue translucent enamel). C clasp was repaired (replaced). Most likely hard soldered. The mystery is brown vitreous glazing on the back of the cross; it is not original because I h...
by AG2012
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Identifying of the maker and assayer of a Russian spoon, two cups and salt cellar
Replies: 15
Views: 231

Re: Identifying of the maker and assayer of a Russian spoon, two cups and salt cellar

Hi,
It is already a mess; please do what Qrt.S suggested.
In regard of ``Polish`` marks here; No, they are Soviet marks - worker with hammer.
Let`s wait.
Regards
by AG2012
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Mexican Snuff Box
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Mexican Snuff Box

I would guess c.1850-1880


I think we cannot get closer than that.
by AG2012
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Mexican Snuff Box
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Mexican Snuff Box

Hi,
Second half 19th century.
Regards
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by AG2012
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Silver Tureen / Bowl
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Silver Tureen / Bowl

Hi,
When I wanted to be sure I did acid test after filing deep enough to reach base metal ( where it cannot be seen, trying not to damage the piece too much).
Cannot help with this combination of marks, but I doubt it`s silver.
Regards
by AG2012
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Please help with figuring this out
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Please help with figuring this out

Everything is explained here

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by AG2012
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Please help with figuring this out
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Please help with figuring this out

Cannot explain 800 mark. Fineness in Arabic alphabet numerals (in the first mark) is apparently 90 for .900 fineness.
Could it have been made elsewhere where .800 standard was legislated and then wrongly remarked in Egypt ? Less likely.
Regards
by AG2012
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Please help with figuring this out
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Please help with figuring this out

Hi,
It was made in Cairo, Egypt, in 1917- 1918 (date letter S in Latin). Cat national mark used before 1946.
Fineness .900.
See here:
https://www.925-1000.com/foreign_marks2.html
Regards
by AG2012
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Norway spoon No3 - please help to identify the marks.
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Norway spoon No3 - please help to identify the marks.

Hi,
It is Rjukan cable car, Norway, but not solid silver; number 40 indicates silver plate. Cannot help with the maker.
See here:
https://www.925-1000.com/a_platenumbers.html

Regards
by AG2012
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Snuff box with unidentified origin
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Snuff box with unidentified origin

Right, could be Porto; the style of the box(late 19th century) and maker`s mark in an oval are seen on Porto silver of the period.
Now that you know what to look for, you can clean and check the mark with higher magnification.
Regards
by AG2012
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Spoon 950.S please help to identify the mark.
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Spoon 950.S please help to identify the mark.

Hi,
It is J.Tostrup, Oslo, Norway.
If you take a closer look at the mark you will see from left to right: a mug (his trade mark) followed by J.T. initials for J.Tostrup, then silver fineness.
See here:
https://www.925-1000.com/Fnorway_marks4.html#1
Regards
by AG2012
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Gold cigarette case
Replies: 24
Views: 883

Re: Gold cigarette case

It is custom made in regard of the regimental badge; either attached by Michał Mankielewicz or the subcontractor JR. Badges and other applications (e.g. monograms) are attached with rivets (prongs) introduced through small holes and their heads distorted to fix the application. That is because hard ...

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