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by AG2012
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 12
Views: 99

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

Hi, Ubaranda, thank you for confirming and clarifying the controversy that existed here for some time in regard of Sazikov mark in cursive and the medal won at London World exhibition It is the mark with Sovereigns heads in profile mentioned here under number 1. The mark is based on the medal depict...
by AG2012
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Duchess Plate - is this a process or brand
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Duchess Plate - is this a process or brand

Hi,
Duchess Plate was a trade mark used by Bird & Blake, Sheffield, Great Britain,from 1892-1919.
Regards
by AG2012
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Please help with 2x Cigarette cases and Kovsh!
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Please help with 2x Cigarette cases and Kovsh!

Hi, Enamel is actually powdered glass molten within the cloisonne cells. If damaged, re-firing to repair it is impossible, but instead various colours can be used to fill missing enamel.It can be easily tested with the tip of a needle; it will not scratch enamel but soft colour of any kind will be s...
by AG2012
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Bracelet russian mark
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Bracelet russian mark

Hi,
Soviet JEWELRY FACTORY "RUSSIAN GEM" Leningrad (St Petersburg)
ЮВЕЛИРНЫЙ ЗАВОД «РУССКИЕ САМОЦВЕТЫ»

Regards
by AG2012
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: MH monogram identification, possibly Serbian
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: MH monogram identification, possibly Serbian

Hi, MH interlocked can be in both alphabets.Sometimes even royal cyphers are not easy to identify, nobility monograms with a crown are practically impossible to recognize, and let alone simple monograms. In a word, give up searching unless there is positive link of the item to a particular family, i...
by AG2012
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: new info on my enamel top cigarette box
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: new info on my enamel top cigarette box

Hi,
Being very popular motifs, they were widely reproduced later and enamel plaque cannot be dated based on the original painting, except for the fact it cannot be older than the painting itself.
Much later enamel work is very probable even after 200 years.
Regards
by AG2012
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Napkin ring
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Napkin ring

Hi,
The marks from left to right:
1.Maker`s (sponsor`s) mark Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd,Hatton Garden, London.Registered 1910.
2.Date letter for 1918.
3.Lion passant for sterling silver standard.
4.Leopard`s head for London Assay Office.

Regards
by AG2012
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Kovsh verification
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Russian Kovsh verification

Hi, I fully agree with Qrt.S. It is a modern fake, both the kovsh and the marks (and a poor fake,by the way,not a dangerous one). Standard 88 had better casting properties than lower grade silver and was more often used by reputable silversmiths.So,one would always expect excellent craftsmanship exe...
by AG2012
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Please help with 2x Cigarette cases and Kovsh!
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Please help with 2x Cigarette cases and Kovsh!

Hi, Sailing boat mark on the right of 84 should stand for Kostroma,but maker`s mark is Pavel Ovchinikov (П.Овчинников) which is extremely controversial. Although the cigarette case looks authentic (images are not very good,though), I think lucrative maker`s mark is faked to increase the value.Beside...
by AG2012
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: 17th century English spoons reworked in the 19th century.
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Re: 17th century English spoons reworked in the 19th century.

Victorians ruined not only old silver but also many antique furniture with French polish. On the other hand,let's have in mind at the time when they did it silver was not antique in their eyes being less than 100 years old. Serious auctioneers always state later decoration in description and of cour...
by AG2012
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Help on my new bought pendant~
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Help on my new bought pendant~

Hi, As there is no karat fineness and hallmarks for gold, it is obviously rolled gold or gold filled jewelry. Not gold - plated, but much thicker layer of gold heat-fused to base metal and unlike extremely thin gold-plating, it exceeds 5% of gold per total weight. Besides, pearls and amethysts are w...
by AG2012
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Rococo salt
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: Rococo salt

Hi,
I think those are not French marks.
Possibly Hanau.
Regards
by AG2012
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Silver lid on Danish ceramic base
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Silver lid on Danish ceramic base

Hi, Ceramics by Michael Anderson can be found with silver mountings by several Danish silversmiths and silver platers (e.g. Cohr, Hans Hansen,Hugo Grün). Your piece, bearing crescent and crown mark,is obviously German made.Later striking (remarking) of German Reichsmark on already mounted ceramic ba...
by AG2012
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: is this German
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: is this German

Hi,
The mark on the right is zodiac sign of pisces (indicating the months when silver was made).
It was used in Denmark and Norway.Without more marks I cannot tell more.
Regards
by AG2012
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: 9k Gold Ring Makers mark help (confirm hallmarks as well)
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: 9k Gold Ring Makers mark help (confirm hallmarks as well)

Hi,
Yes, ii is import mark of London and date letter for 1980.
Unfortunately, sponsor`s mark (importer) is not well documented.I suggest to consult London Assay Office,
Regards
by AG2012
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: London Caddy Spoon - Pewter or Silver ?
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: London Caddy Spoon - Pewter or Silver ?

Hi,
X was a quality mark on British pewter.It was crowned until 18th century.
Usually one can easily tell the difference between two metals, pewter being very soft.
Regards
by AG2012
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Vesta case
Replies: 1
Views: 409

Re: Vesta case

Hi,
This is not French maker`s mark.Besides,if that is the only mark, cannot be French vesta case.
Generally, if there is only maker`s mark, it is almost impossible to identify the country, and let alone the silversmith.
Regards
by AG2012
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Fasces: Italy?
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Re: Fasces: Italy?

Hi,
Unusual to have Roman fasces on German cigarette case (it is a cigarette case, right ?).
On the other hand, very appropriate gift by a German to his Italian friend in the thirties.
Regards
by AG2012
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Does anyone know the makers mark of this piece?
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: Does anyone know the makers mark of this piece?

Hi,
There is a volcano and palm trees.
Any idea where it is ? Mexico ?
regards
by AG2012
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Silversmith ID
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: Silversmith ID

There are not many silversmiths starting with M dot in PL working in St Petersburg at the time.
Try to eliminate one by one.

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