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by bubba
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: mark ID please
Replies: 1
Views: 2805

mark ID please

I would be pleased if these two pieces with the same mark could have the maker identified. TIA https://i.ibb.co/3WpyzND/DSC7988.jpg https://i.ibb.co/Yd7myTG/DSC7990.jpg https://i.ibb.co/vxBVt0C/DSC7991.jpg https://i.ibb.co/dmv3Bpm/DSC7995.jpg
by bubba
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: country of origin please
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: country of origin please

Thank you
by bubba
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: country of origin please
Replies: 3
Views: 518

country of origin please

2 odd marks plus maker initial mark on this trumpet shaped object, believed to have been used as a way to blow out candles without getting too close. I would like to determine country of origin. TIA https://i.postimg.cc/Jz3JVd6k/DSC9717.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/h4HpK6ry/DSC9711.jpg
by bubba
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: pseudo hallmarks ID butter knife
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: pseudo hallmarks ID butter knife

Thank you for your kind assist
by bubba
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: pseudo hallmarks ID butter knife
Replies: 4
Views: 606

pseudo hallmarks ID butter knife

Please assist with possible maker using this mark on a butter knife?
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by bubba
Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Arts & Crafts Smiths ~ American Handwrought after-1900
Topic: maker ID please
Replies: 3
Views: 6685

maker ID please

Hand hammered napkin rings marked MH conjoined. Rainwater shows HM conjoined mark but not MH.
Assist please.
Thank you

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by bubba
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: id assist on poorly struck mark
Replies: 3
Views: 2456

id assist on poorly struck mark

http://flic.kr/p/gtNCJm


I hoped someone might recognize this poorly struck mark. I exhausted Rainwater search and American marks on .925.
Thank you for adding your thoughts in this matter.
by bubba
Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: more id assist please
Replies: 1
Views: 773

more id assist please

2 ladles, different marks, same maker I.Y & S http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/butterball2/th_20110905_4.jpg http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/butterball2/th_20110905_3.jpg http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/butterball2/th_20110905_2.jpg http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/butterball2/...
by bubba
Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: ID assist please
Replies: 1
Views: 932

ID assist please

tongs marked HF
any thoughts?
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Thank you
by bubba
Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Interesting Antique Silver Pear..Its Purpose??
Replies: 32
Views: 13744

Re: Interesting Antique Silver Pear..Its Purpose??

When metal is alloyed with undetermined alloys the specific gravity is altered. The specific gravity of silver 10.46 can be achieved by alloying lead, tin and antimony as shown in the chart below. When acid is applied to the surface of silver and it's usual alloys it simply leaves a mark which can r...
by bubba
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Interesting Antique Silver Pear..Its Purpose??
Replies: 32
Views: 13744

Re: Interesting Antique Silver Pear..Its Purpose??

While pure silver has a specific gravity of 10.46, silver that is not pure like coin will be alloyed with other unknown metal/metals. Therefor the specific gravity will be different, depending on the type of alloy/alloys used. Acid testing will reveal the presence of silver with great accuracy when ...
by bubba
Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin silver eyeglass maker?
Replies: 3
Views: 2479

Re: Coin silver eyeglass maker?

Thanks for the input silverly, These glasses appear to date 1st quarter of 19th century, maybe a little into the 2nd quarter so the dates of Jacob Kern would make him too late for any potential as the maker. Trev, Most maker marks found on sliding temple coin and gold in this country are on the insi...
by bubba
Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin silver eyeglass maker?
Replies: 3
Views: 2479

Coin silver eyeglass maker?

Marked "Kern" on each earpiece of these coin silver eyeglasses. Does anyone know where and or who this maker was? Many thanks in advance for any assist. http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/butterball2/20110623_3.jpg http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/butterball2/20110623_2.jpg http://i8...
by bubba
Tue May 10, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: redlich silver mounted boar tooth ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

Re: redlich silver mounted boar tooth ?

the problem with using this as a handle is the clip/saddle is swivel mounted so the tooth/handle does not stay parallel with the clip which will allow the handle to rotate freely
thank you for your input
by bubba
Wed May 04, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Interesting Antique Silver Pear..Its Purpose??
Replies: 32
Views: 13744

Re: Interesting Antique Silver Pear..Its Purpose??

not to punch silver marks on an object in silver and why did they formerly start to punch silver marks in the first place? Early American silver had no marks unless the maker was proud enough to do so. Many examples, especially small ones, exist to prove this. This also applies to Native American s...
by bubba
Wed May 04, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Interesting Antique Silver Pear..Its Purpose??
Replies: 32
Views: 13744

Re: Interesting Antique Silver Pear..Its Purpose??

The question about silver or not is valid but the obvious denting in the images implies a softer material than usually used for silver plate though not proof positive in this case.
by bubba
Wed May 04, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Help with Sterling belt
Replies: 4
Views: 2265

Re: Help with Sterling belt

exposés of complete shops in the southwest full of bogus items have been shown on national tv shows.
by bubba
Wed May 04, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Chinese Bracelet
Replies: 1
Views: 835

Re: Chinese Bracelet

Chinese, 20th century

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