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by AG2012
Thu May 26, 2022 9:43 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: french silver
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: french silver

I think everything is OK here.
Regards
by AG2012
Thu May 26, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: french silver
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: french silver

Hi,
At least one more mark is needed.
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by AG2012
Wed May 25, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Is this 13 Loth?
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Is this 13 Loth?

Scratch test on stone is not reliable at all. False positive result from silver plated layer.
Only deep filing where it cannot be seen, then polish.
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by AG2012
Wed May 25, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Unknown marks
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Unknown marks

Hi,
Hanau pseudomarks; I think an example of trade mark crossover. The ram`s head in the middle was used by Brothers Dingeldein.
Crowned letters A and P were used by several makers.
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by AG2012
Wed May 25, 2022 5:44 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: intersting bonbon dish maybe Italian 19th?
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: intersting bonbon dish maybe Italian 19th?

Hi,
Regno Lombardo Veneto until 1872 (the mark in the middle - the globe with stars).
To the right; the mark looks like town mark for Verona.
Regards
by AG2012
Tue May 24, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Please help to identify this hall mark...
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Please help to identify this hall mark...

Hi,
I think it is older German orthography with Ö and TH in the end of the word LÖTH .Danish and Norwegian alphabet have letter Ø, Swedish has letter Ö, equivalent to German Ö, but 12 Loth was not used. In short, I think it`s German.
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by AG2012
Tue May 24, 2022 4:53 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Russian Gold brooch
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Russian Gold brooch

Most likely the pin is hollow (impossible to mark).Therefore,the mark is commonly seen on C clasp, even on the needle itself.
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by AG2012
Tue May 24, 2022 4:47 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Cigar box imported by P H Vogel
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Cigar box imported by P H Vogel

Hi,
The form of the marks looks like Austria marks used after 1922 (imported in 1925; letter k, right ?)
See here:
https://www.925-1000.com/Faustria_03.html
Regards
by AG2012
Fri May 20, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Candlestick identification
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Candlestick identification

I think it is 13 loth (.813 solid silver).
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by AG2012
Fri May 20, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Candlestick identification
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Candlestick identification

Hi,
Looks like Austria-Hungary Empire; the style and the engraving are typical for second half 19th century.
Imperial warrant eagle, maker`s mark and town mark (possibly a lion); several candidates.
Regards
by AG2012
Fri May 20, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Help identifying maker
Replies: 21
Views: 1075

Re: Help identifying maker

The back of the marks is completely wrong; what are those strange counter marks, irregular impressions, pitting - arrow 1? They are really not supposed to be here. Even if the clock was repaired and removed from the frame, there are issues when it was put back (there was no need for excessive filing...
by AG2012
Fri May 20, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Help identifying maker
Replies: 21
Views: 1075

Re: Help identifying maker

because UK silversmiths hadn't started using the technique at that stage as far as I know


Engine turned guilloché was widely used by British silversmiths in XVIII century.
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by AG2012
Fri May 20, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Help with idying possible Sheffield silverplated spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Help with idying possible Sheffield silverplated spoon

Hi, From left to right: A stands for second quality plating (the first, highest quality, i.e. grams of pure silver used for electroplating was A1). The crown was discontinued on silver-plate some time in late 19th century because of confusion with Sheffield Assay Office sterling mark. The maker is D...
by AG2012
Thu May 19, 2022 12:42 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: is this french and 18th century
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: is this french and 18th century

Hi,
Cannot be French if there is only one mark. Looks like lacquer,rather than enamel, just guessing / Japan.
Regards
by AG2012
Mon May 16, 2022 4:34 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Hammered 800 tray of unknown European origin
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Hammered 800 tray of unknown European origin

can I safely assume that the marks are legit?


In a word, yes !
by AG2012
Sun May 15, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Hammered 800 tray of unknown European origin
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Hammered 800 tray of unknown European origin

What about Pisa, Pescara, Perugia, Pordenone,Pistoia, Prato ?
No makers with 33 or assay offices were abolished ?
by AG2012
Sun May 15, 2022 6:27 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Austria contribution hallmark
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Austria contribution hallmark

Hi,
See here:
https://www.silvercollection.it/austria ... marks.html

The notstempel-frei, freistempel nFRs on your items is for big articles (Tardy).
It is controversial to have both Repunzierung and freistempel FR on the same piece.
Can you read the engraving on the chalice ?
Regards
by AG2012
Sun May 15, 2022 4:47 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Russian silver cross pendant - real or fake?
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Russian silver cross pendant - real or fake?

Hi,
This is perfectly genuine form; many Russian crosses made of gold and silver look like this one; almost typical.
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by AG2012
Sun May 15, 2022 4:42 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Hammered 800 tray of unknown European origin
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Hammered 800 tray of unknown European origin

Hi, It is Italian mark used 1944 - 1968 (partially struck). The number 33 is assigned to the maker. The province should have two letters, but here only the first letter is seen; there are too many provinces codes starting with P, meaning it`s impossible to identify the maker unless you decipher the ...

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