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by cww1960
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Icon
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Russian Icon

When I first saw this Icon I did not think it was real, sadly not because I knew enough about the silver work, but more because of the quality of the painting, it looked very amateurish, however for what I paid for it not a great loss. Here's a question, once a piece has been identified as a fake wh...
by cww1960
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Icon
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Russian Icon

Sorry dimensions are 88mm x 71mm
by cww1960
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Icon
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Russian Icon

Have managed to acquire this Icon, I believe that the maker is Alekseì V. Stepanov, St Peterburg 1890, the the assay master being Aleksandr Timofeyevich Shevyakov, my only query is that from my records this is not in his date range of assaying, however I have found that the (in my pubilcations) reco...
by cww1960
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: 13th Artel Letter holder
Replies: 10
Views: 1086

Re: 13th Artel Letter holder

Thanks to all for comments, nice to get a back ground on a item, even if it was not what I thought it possibly was.
by cww1960
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: 13th Artel Letter holder
Replies: 10
Views: 1086

Re: 13th Artel Letter holder

I did not think that it was the Grand Duke, I thought it might be a family member, in those day's I lead to believe that often that people were appointed to positions in companies solely due to their connections to the Imperial family. But unless I become a genealogist I think it's going to be a har...
by cww1960
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: 13th Artel Letter holder
Replies: 10
Views: 1086

Re: 13th Artel Letter holder

Sorry larger pictures https://i.postimg.cc/RVsqWwMP/13-artel-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/1XR5t3bh/13-artel-2.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/wTGTqHVZ/IMG-5853.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/QML87bvq/IMG-5854.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/kGjMtddV/IMG-5855.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/T352hSNw/IMG-5856.jpg
by cww1960
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: 13th Artel Letter holder
Replies: 10
Views: 1086

13th Artel Letter holder

Hi I have just purchased a desktop letter holder from the 13th Artel, I have no doubt that it's original, correct style and hallmarks The item is 380mm x 270mm, red silk interior, on four legs, the legs are all hallmarked with 13th Artel, and duty stamp. Within the letter holder there is a letter, i...
by cww1960
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 3161

Re: Russian Spoon

Thanks to all for responding with an answer
by cww1960
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 3161

Russian Spoon

Hi All I have a spoon which has a makers hall mark I can not find any trace of any where, spoon is 220mm long, 83 grams https://i.postimg.cc/jnH2Hr1f/hall1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/qgyNV877/hall2.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/TpxpRpyJ/IMG-5693.jpg if anyone can identify this master I would appreciate it ...
by cww1960
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch silver miniature figurines
Replies: 4
Views: 2778

Re: Dutch silver miniature figurines

Thank you Peter for for informative replies, and thank you for sharing you knowledge. It is quite hard to find any good reference books, in English on Dutch silver. This was a nice find from a car boot sale.

I have posted other miniatures
by cww1960
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch Miniature number 3
Replies: 1
Views: 2647

Dutch Miniature number 3

Amsterdam 1841? 835 finesse

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by cww1960
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch Miniatures number 2
Replies: 1
Views: 2261

Dutch Miniatures number 2

Here is the second of the miniatures, Amsterdam 1848?, has a V so is it imported? ZII 835 finesse https://i.postimg.cc/9zQcLbv3/2.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/jW6RFFxT/2a.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/bD3pzSSF/2b.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/f3Qw5Nh5/2c.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/64qwT6d6/2d.jpg https://i.postimg....
by cww1960
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch silver miniature figurines
Replies: 4
Views: 2778

Re: Dutch silver miniature figurines

Thanks for the reply, what does that mean the it is older than the axe mark, and I say comments that often this mark has been forged, for the want of a better word
by cww1960
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch silver miniature figurines
Replies: 4
Views: 2778

Dutch silver miniature figurines

Hi all, I've been lucky enough to come acquire some miniature silver figurines which I believe are Dutch, I would appreciate some feed back if they are real and confirmation if my reading of the hallmarks are correct . First one, Amsterdam not sure of year or maker, with the axe hallmark https://i.p...
by cww1960
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Egg holder?
Replies: 11
Views: 2398

Re: Russian Egg holder?

Luckily I have assistance reading Russian, and even more fortunate I did find a link to an online version of the book

https://culture.wikireading.ru/15742

Thanks you
by cww1960
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Egg holder?
Replies: 11
Views: 2398

Re: Russian Egg holder?

Thank you Qrt.s, very informative, are there any books worth getting on assay marks, I have been trying to find out for example if certain silver masters used only one assay master or if they used multiple ones. Additionally does any know if there is a definitive book, research paper on masters/work...
by cww1960
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Egg holder?
Replies: 11
Views: 2398

Re: Russian Egg holder?

Thank you for the comments, and glad to say I did not buy it, for the reasons mentioned above. I have great suspicions on all Russian Silver unless from a reputable dealer, or by asking people with more knowledge than me. Over the years I've been trying to find out if certain Silver Master used cert...
by cww1960
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Egg holder?
Replies: 11
Views: 2398

Re: Russian Egg holder?

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by cww1960
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Egg holder?
Replies: 11
Views: 2398

Re: Russian Egg holder?

Sorry Images aren't working will work out why
by cww1960
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Egg holder?
Replies: 11
Views: 2398

Russian Egg holder?

Hello, This is my first post. I'm a small time collector of russian silver, I have been offered the following item, supposedly by Maria Semenova. I would like to get opinions on this item, I strongly think it's a fake for the following reasons. 1. The style of the enamel is completely wrong, the han...

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