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by AG2012
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: spoon 1934 russian?
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: spoon 1934 russian?

RP in oval is unidentified silversmith in Riga, Latvian Capital.
Active 1922-1939.
by AG2012
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: spoon 1934 russian?
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: spoon 1934 russian?

Hi,
It`s Latvian.
Female head with the Latvian crown into a rectangular frame with slightly rounded corners and silver fineness .875
See here:
https://www.925-1000.com/foreign_marks5.html

Regards
by AG2012
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Hallmark Identification - Silver Mounted Cut Glass Vase
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Russian Hallmark Identification - Silver Mounted Cut Glass Vase

Hi,
The maker is E. Cheryatov Е. Черятов (Е. Ч) on the right.
Retailer was Moscow firm Fedor Lorie (Фирма Ф.Лорие) founded 1871 / mark on the left.
Mark in the middle is Kokoshnik mark, see here:
https://www.925-1000.com/Frussia_kokoshnik_01.html

Reagards
by AG2012
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Silver Bust - Need help with hallmarks
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Silver Bust - Need help with hallmarks

Hi, Part of the garland is missing and two marks are placed within (inside) the contour of missing wreath. Why would one place marks on unfinished piece before it was completed with garland ? I opt for pseudo marks because they do not resemble anything we have seen so far. Besides, items like this o...
by AG2012
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Birmingham Date Mark
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Birmingham Date Mark

I think last quarter 19th century:
See here:
https://www.925-1000.com/Gorham_Date_Code.html
by AG2012
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Birmingham Date Mark
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Birmingham Date Mark

Hi,
Not Birmingham but Gorham, Providence, Rhode Island

regards
by AG2012
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Silver?
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Silver?

Hi,
SCHWER VERSILBERTER in the commercial means heavy silver plated
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by AG2012
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Silver Bust - Need help with hallmarks
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Silver Bust - Need help with hallmarks

Hi, Marie Antoinette was a popular character and many small bonze and silver busts were made in 19th century and even later. They are known to have been imported to Britain without maker`s marks, some circulated the market with pseudo marks. In this case better close up of all marks are needed. Rega...
by AG2012
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Need help identifying marks
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Need help identifying marks

Date letter repeated 1996, more probably the year the box was made (having in mind the situation in Middle East I doubt there were many tourists in 1947).
by AG2012
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Need help identifying marks
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Need help identifying marks

Hi,
Egypt, Cairo, fineness 800, lotus flower national mark, date letter in Arabic used 1947, possibly repeated later.
See here under Egypt section:
https://www.925-1000.com/foreign_marks2.html
Regards
by AG2012
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Silver Hallmark Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Russian Silver Hallmark Identification

91 zolotnik has a millesimal fineness of 947.
Filigree is much easier to work with higher purity silver alloy. But take care; it is much softer and bends easily.
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by AG2012
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Weird combination of marks, help to decipher? 875 silver Jardiniere
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Weird combination of marks, help to decipher? 875 silver Jardiniere

Remarking was done for various reasons, most often when the item was to be sold in state owned pawn shops. Also, I suppose they made an inventory of confiscated silver. Worker`s head and hammer mark appeared in 1927. For example, Poland had special so called Lombard mark for pawn shops (the owl seen...
by AG2012
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: French silver?
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: French silver?

Hi,
The scale mark is Common Control Mark of the International Convention on Hallmarks since 1972.
For more details see here and try to compare with your marks:
https://theassayoffice.com/internationa ... tion-marks

Regards
by AG2012
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Weird combination of marks, help to decipher? 875 silver Jardiniere
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Weird combination of marks, help to decipher? 875 silver Jardiniere

Hi, The handle is hollow and utmost care should be taken when soldering. I mean hard soldering, not with soft a low-temperature tin-based solder. If the previous repair was done with soft solder there is a problem because tin residuals will prevent hard solder flow and hollow handle can actually det...
by AG2012
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Silver?
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Silver?

Hi,
For numerical marks on silverplate see here:
https://www.925-1000.com/a_platenumbers.html

Regards
by AG2012
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Weird combination of marks, help to decipher? 875 silver Jardiniere
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Weird combination of marks, help to decipher? 875 silver Jardiniere

Btw.it is a nice example Art Nouveau or German Jugendstil with typical floral wavy lines, regardless of being machine die stamped. Unfortunately, glass insert is missing, as well as one handle.
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by AG2012
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Weird combination of marks, help to decipher? 875 silver Jardiniere
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Weird combination of marks, help to decipher? 875 silver Jardiniere

Hi,
If you take a closer look at 875 mark you will see worker`s head facing right and a hammer bellow.
It as re- marked in Soviet Union after the revolution, which is not uncommon.
The mark is colloquially known as ``head with hammer mark`` (Клеймо голова с молотком).
Regards
by AG2012
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help with origin and age of spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Help with origin and age of spoon

Based on what we have seen in Austria-Hungary, the form is Biedermeier or later, Romanian spoons being more decorated in this rather typical manner.
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by AG2012
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Hallmark identification on a tea kettle¿
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Hallmark identification on a tea kettle¿

Hi,
There are too many Fleur-de-lis marks; what`s the mark on the left - it`s more important for identification ? (A flower with number....or ?)
Better close up is needed.
Regards
by AG2012
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: French Spoon - any identification appreciated
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: French Spoon - any identification appreciated

Hi,
Those are not French marks; I opt for Porto, Portugal (Letter P in heart shaped outline and crown on the top 1853-1862).
Regards
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