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by fashion.fashoff
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: necklace identification
Replies: 1
Views: 2623

Re: necklace identification

I'm afraid I can't help with the maker. I have a necklace with the same mark. It is pewter, and to me resembles the type of thing being produced in Norway & Denmark in the 70s.
by fashion.fashoff
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Hallmarks on a Stuffing Spoon
Replies: 0
Views: 1275

Hallmarks on a Stuffing Spoon

Hi, I was wondering if anybody could help me ID the marks on this 13" silver stuffing spoon. There are 3 marks, only one of which is clear. The first mark is long and seems to end with a * shape. The second (and clearest) mark is a leaf in an oval. The last mark appears to be initials, ".....
by fashion.fashoff
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 19C Dutch Mystery Pendant
Replies: 3
Views: 1704

Re: 19C Dutch Mystery Pendant

Hi Peter, Thanks for your reply. I looked very closely and was unable to locate the year letter or standard mark. The only marks on the piece are the two I've shown. Thank you for the great suggestions regarding the Judaic connections. I did think the piece looked religious when I saw it, but it is ...
by fashion.fashoff
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 19C Dutch Mystery Pendant
Replies: 3
Views: 1704

19C Dutch Mystery Pendant

This recent find is a circa mid-19C silver pendant of cast construction. The front appears to depict a figure wearing a turban and holding something. In the background is what appears to be a palm tree. The design of the front has a rather architectural feel. The back is plain except for engraved le...
by fashion.fashoff
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Silver maker mark?
Replies: 1
Views: 2720

Re: Silver maker mark?

i believe is it Ivar Holth.
by fashion.fashoff
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Sterling Heart/Key/Rose Pendant
Replies: 2
Views: 2430

Re: Sterling Heart/Key/Rose Pendant

it appears to be a recasting of a Reed & Barton Christmas ornament. the originals were die-struck with a flat backing (hollow inside). from a google search: http://ftmyersgoldbuyer.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Reed-Barton-Key-to-My-Heart-Hollow-Christmas-Ornament-Sterling-Silver-925-FMGE-.jpg
by fashion.fashoff
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Antique Amer. Sterling Corn Cob What-is-it?
Replies: 1
Views: 1480

Antique Amer. Sterling Corn Cob What-is-it?

i picked this up today and am lost as to what it is. it is american sterling silver, c. late 19th/early 20th. the mark is S STERLING, which looks similar to Shepard Mfg. Co.'s mark. it is a 3D corn cob shape measuring about 4 3/4" high. there is an aperture at the top and the bottom opens as sh...
by fashion.fashoff
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Help with American Modernist Mark
Replies: 0
Views: 2076

Help with American Modernist Mark

hi all,
this mark is maddeningly familiar. on a nice quality mid-century pendant. does anybody recognize the mark?
many thanks!

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by fashion.fashoff
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Finnish Maker
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

Re: Finnish Maker

Hi Trev, Thanks for the suggestion! I am sure it is HK or MK, I have examined it at length under magnification. It was quite hard to photograph. Here is a Photoshop sketch of how the mark looks. The top part of the M is "filled in" as shown. I feel pretty sure mine are c. 1980s-90s. The bl...
by fashion.fashoff
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: The necklace on the definition of designer and period of manufacture.
Replies: 2
Views: 993

Re: The necklace on the definition of designer and period of manufacture.

This is made by Breuning, a good quality German maker. Founded in 1927 by Franz Breuning (they use the FB mark as a tribute to him). The type of sculptural abstract design seen in your piece is typical of their work. I own one of their pieces, pictured below. You can see the similar style. http://i3...
by fashion.fashoff
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: European? Modernist Bracelet Mark
Replies: 1
Views: 938

European? Modernist Bracelet Mark

I purchased this bracelet yesterday. It has an abstract design in sterling silver with lapis & coral beads. It is beautifully constructed by hand from individual pieces (I counted over 135 individual pieces soldered together), not cast or stamped. The marks are 925 and something else, it looks l...
by fashion.fashoff
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: German? Bracelet Maker
Replies: 0
Views: 806

German? Bracelet Maker

I purchased this bracelet at a flea market in Berlin. It is handwrought and nicely made. The back is signed with a hand-engraved mark of CR with some kind of symbol (I thought it was a menorah, but it only has 6 stems). Because I purchased it in Germany, I am guessing it is a German piece but it mig...
by fashion.fashoff
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Finnish Maker
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

Finnish Maker

I have two pieces of jewelry by the same Finnish (probably) maker. One is a brooch with a traditional pitsi (lace) design. The other is a sculptural abstract form. I suspect these are c. 1980s or later. Both are marked 925 in a box and a maker's mark that seems to be MK or HK. Because of the texture...
by fashion.fashoff
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Asian Mark on Modernist Earrings
Replies: 0
Views: 1982

Asian Mark on Modernist Earrings

I have two pairs of handmade sterling earrings c. 1980s. One is marked STERLING with a mark of a superimposed HM or MH. The other is marked similarly with additional marks of © and an Asian (Japanese?) character. I am hoping somebody can identify the Asian mark so I can try to research the maker. Pi...
by fashion.fashoff
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Bracelet w/Symbols WW2? Silver & metal
Replies: 0
Views: 1416

Bracelet w/Symbols WW2? Silver & metal

This bracelet is made out of some kind of white metal, seemingly a steel or aluminum alloy. It reminds me of WW2 era pieces that were made from airplane fuselage parts but I am not sure. It is decorated on the front with 4 applied symbols in silver, brass, and copper, and a synthetic red stone in a ...
by fashion.fashoff
Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Unknown Greek Maker
Replies: 0
Views: 613

Unknown Greek Maker

Hi, does anybody recognize the designer mark (maybe starts with a K) or the manufacturer's mark (maybe an N or a Z) on this Greek jewelry set? Thanks! http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo56/fashpic/moonset1-1.jpg http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo56/fashpic/moonset2-1.jpg
by fashion.fashoff
Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Highly Mysterious Bracelet
Replies: 1
Views: 1030

Highly Mysterious Bracelet

this bracelet is the most puzzling piece i have had in a long time... it tests at 18K white gold and features a variety of designs--a horse, screws, copper bits, etc... they are all hand-riveted onto the cuff. i have no idea where, when, or by whom this bracelet was made. it is not marked at all. i ...
by fashion.fashoff
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What is the Significance of this Odd German Thing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

Re: What is the Significance of this Odd German Thing?

Jörg, thank you for your interesting reply! i had not thought of that. also, i am grateful for your insight on the more subtle meaning of "hertzig" which goes beyond my google translation! my only objection would be that my plaque is flat, not curved, so i wonder how that would work on a ...
by fashion.fashoff
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What is the Significance of this Odd German Thing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

What is the Significance of this Odd German Thing?

this is a 1 3/16" by 1 5/16" silver plaque of some sort. it has two holes presumably for mounting on some object or container. it depicts a thermometer, the base of which is a flaming heart. the marks on the thermometer apparently indicate distance (Km) rather than temperature. the bottom ...
by fashion.fashoff
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Signature on 40s Rebajes Type Earrings
Replies: 0
Views: 910

Signature on 40s Rebajes Type Earrings

hi, i found these circa 1940s handmade sterling earrings and have not been able to identify the mark. the estate had some other early rebajes pieces and i thought these might also be by him, but the marks do not seem to be right. unfortunately the marks are partially obscured on both earrings. both ...

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