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by Gorgoni
Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Cufflinks - Male Figure - 800 - 46 FL
Replies: 3
Views: 1333

Re: Cufflinks - Male Figure - 800 - 46 FL

FYI of interest, the male Victorian door-knocker style decoration is call the "Green Man" motif (L'homme Vert in French).

Here is a bit of background to this interesting design,
http://www.greenmanenigma.com/history.html
by Gorgoni
Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Silver Box-Thistle & Fleur de Lis -Scottish?
Replies: 3
Views: 3060

Re: Silver Box-Thistle & Fleur de Lis -Scottish?

I can't pass any judgement on the veracity of the piece or its marks, but these arms came together in April 1558 when Mary Queen of Scots married the French Dauphin Henry. Combined, they became the Royal Arms of Scotland (1559-60) see: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Royal_Arms_of_the_Kingdo...
by Gorgoni
Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Silver Bracelet Scimitar thru Crescent Moon-Hallmark Star inside Crescent Moon
Replies: 3
Views: 4131

Re: Silver Bracelet Scimitar thru Crescent Moon-Hallmark Star inside Crescent Moon

The bracelet looks to be Algerian silver (North Africa). The word across the band says جزايريّة [Jazaayeriyyah] Which means 'Algerian'. If you have a look at the flag of Algeria, you will find the same motif as the hallmark.
by Gorgoni
Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Persian Narrative Ceremonial Serving Tray c.1860
Replies: 2
Views: 2371

Persian Narrative Ceremonial Serving Tray c.1860

This post is more for the benefit of putting this piece on the record, as I believe it is interesting for several reasons. First I must say that it has no marks, and dates to at least a generation before the likes of the first Parvaresh and Lahiji were marking their works habitually. That said, I st...
by Gorgoni
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Persian Large Serving Fork with Unusual Marks
Replies: 0
Views: 1169

Persian Large Serving Fork with Unusual Marks

Hi. I am not Iranian but understand Persian so may be able to help with marks in future. However, I have two pieces for which I would be grateful to receive a little help myself. The first is a large fork: http://i21.servimg.com/u/f21/18/10/99/79/7_augu10.jpg The marks are unusual: http://i21.servim...
by Gorgoni
Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Extremely Fine Persian Tray - help with marks please!
Replies: 1
Views: 1189

Re: Extremely Fine Persian Tray - help with marks please!

The mark appears to be for the maker "Barzoo". The second mark is "Isfahan" indicating his city. The third mark is 84 - the Russian standard.

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