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by Aguest
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Austrian silver plate 1826
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: Austrian silver plate 1826

Check the post above yours, is it not [WR] the maker's mark? :: There's something just too "official-looking" about that St. George Slaying The Dragon hallmark, what could it be? :::
by Aguest
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Help with Russian Silver Snuff Box
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Help with Russian Silver Snuff Box

If you inspect the edges of the lid very closely, you might see further hallmarks other than the [84] which you have pictured. ::: I have a Russian cigarette case by KC and I found hallmarks on all of it's parts, even the tiniest of edges you would not think had hallmarks, but yet there they were. ::
by Aguest
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Unmarked Persian (Iran) Cigarette Case
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: Unmarked Persian (Iran) Cigarette Case

I can't read the inscription, unfortunately, perhaps someone will be able to decipher it. ::: I'm almost positive this case is very close to sterling silver, I'm guessing that there is a slight difference between the machines due to slight errors in calibration, the fineness of 87.5% is to be expect...
by Aguest
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Unmarked Persian (Iran) Cigarette Case
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: Unmarked Persian (Iran) Cigarette Case

Do you happen to know the dimensions of the case? :: If the case is around 3 inches in length, it would be a cigarette case :: However, if it is 5 or 6 inches in length, it could be a cigar case, I was just wondering about the dimensions of the case, this is quite a luxurious item indeed. :: I have ...
by Aguest
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Unmarked Persian (Iran) Cigarette Case
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: Unmarked Persian (Iran) Cigarette Case

If you look on the inside of the cigarette case, do you see any small hallmarks, or any marks at all? You should see the number "84" which corresponds to 87.5 percent fineness, which means the measuring equipment and the silversmith are both exactly correct. The detail on this cigarette ca...
by Aguest
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Jewish rattle, original or fake
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Jewish rattle, original or fake

:: Russian silver Purim Rattle with a town mark of Kaluga? :: ::: There is a Jewish holiday were these types of noisemakers are used, the Purim holiday. ::: :::: As for authenticity, it seems to be a difficult item to fake, and why use the "Kaluga" town mark which is quite obscure? :::: ::...
by Aguest
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Myer Myers?
Replies: 16
Views: 1228

Re: Myer Myers?

In the section on Torah Finials, Barquist writes: "Myers originally may have made the Torah finials now at Shearith Israel for one of these privately owned Torahs. Considerable evidence survives regarding ownership of Torah Finials in New York, particularly in the wealthy Gomez family...Many of...
by Aguest
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Myer Myers?
Replies: 16
Views: 1228

Re: Myer Myers?

MYER MYERS DESSERT SPOON: A MORE LIKELY HYPOTHESIS: (M)/(R)(G) Matthias and his first cousin Rachel Gomez were married in 1765. Matthias was one of 9 men who founded a Religious Institution in New York City called Shearith Israel. Two 18th century minutes books have survived, and one has a signatur...
by Aguest
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Tea strainer spoon help please
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Tea strainer spoon help please

Bon-Bon Spoon or Nut Spoon, used for serving candy Bon-Bons or nuts, so perhaps there was straining of tiny grains of salt and flakes of nuts. :::
by Aguest
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: Sterling Hallmarked Souvenir Spoon?
Replies: 4
Views: 1064

Re: Sterling Hallmarked Souvenir Spoon?

Queen Victoria started a trend for “Scottish Pebble” jewelry and various semi-precious stones were used including agate, but another stone widely used was Carnelian, and the Stone seems to me to be Carnelian ::
by Aguest
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Myer Myers?
Replies: 16
Views: 1228

Re: Myer Myers?

(The 3 spoons at Harvard have the Livingston family crest and are actually listed as “dessert spoons” which is what I originally believed this spoon to be because the dessert spoons from England seem to be approximately 7 inches in length, somewhere in between teaspoons and tablespoons)

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by Aguest
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Myer Myers?
Replies: 16
Views: 1228

Re: Myer Myers?

Final note: In Barquist’s book, plate 101 shows a tablespoon, a spoon from the Harvard Art Museum which is one of three in their archives, and this spoon is dated 1788-1795, it is in the “old English” style with a more “pointed end on the handle” and this spoon is 6-7/8ths inches long and weighs 30 ...
by Aguest
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Central & South America
Topic: Brazilian or Spanish Colonial
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Brazilian or Spanish Colonial

I have seen the “hand” imagery in Catholic silver objects, but I came to the conclusion that it was more of a general theme of the Victorian era rather than Catholic specifically, although it does occur in Catholic silver objects. ::: I had a 14k gold pocket watch chain with a hand gripping a baton ...
by Aguest
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Myer Myers?
Replies: 16
Views: 1228

Re: Myer Myers?

You need the spoon in-hand and the Barquist book to compare details of the first “M” with other known Mayer Myers hallmarks, and also you can compare the monogram styles with other known examples in the book, and also the overall shape of the drop, this spoon is a pattern similar to the “old English...
by Aguest
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Central & South America
Topic: Brazilian or Spanish Colonial
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Brazilian or Spanish Colonial

The “fist” is called the “figa” and you will see this element of design on spoons from Brazil. :: somewhere there is a list of Brazilian hallmarks commonly seen on silver, and I think I remember the number ten is associated with Brazil. :: I have owned a few figa spoons. ::
by Aguest
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Are These german marks?
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Are These german marks?

The diamond cartouche with “A 900” points us towards Belgium, there were many variations of this hallmark because Belgium did not have a compulsory system of standard marks for many years of the late 19th and early 20th century :::::

I get a Belgium feeling here ::
by Aguest
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: twice the B.P mark
Replies: 12
Views: 861

Re: twice the B.P mark

I have seen so many provincial Denmark spoons over the years, due to my obsession with silver, and the style of the engraving, the form of the spoon, and the place where the shaft meets the bowl, they all just point towards provincial Denmark as an origin... We should look there first, and there is ...
by Aguest
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: twice the B.P mark
Replies: 12
Views: 861

Re: twice the B.P mark

You must rule out provincial Denmark first, I have a suspicion about its form and artistry which leads me in that direction...
by Aguest
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: mark ID please
Replies: 1
Views: 2168

Re: mark ID please

I think it’s from Greece, the owl is the Athens Owl seen on ancient silver coins from Ancient Greece, and the maker’s Mark seems to have something to do with Archimedes golden mean formula, the circle with the square around it with the angle measurement inside.... Greece is always difficult to figur...
by Aguest
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Can anyone help, very large silver spoon
Replies: 10
Views: 943

Re: Can anyone help, very large silver spoon

The handle should be hollow, and there should be a tiny hole in the handle, my best guess would be Thailand, I have owned a few similar spoons and one was downright gigantic ::: The "SS" should stand for "Siam Silver" which is often marked on spoons from the Kingdom Of Siam which...

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