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by AGHEAD
Tue May 27, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: silver bangle?
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Re: silver bangle?

The lion is the sterling mark, it is the official government sterling purity mark for England.
by AGHEAD
Mon May 26, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: silver bangle?
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Re: silver bangle?

Your picture is not that clear but it looks like a left facing lion(sterling), leopards head (London), and the date letter V (1995). The maker mark is IMD or LMD.
by AGHEAD
Wed May 21, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: J.A. fra Moder GH or GB?
Replies: 9
Views: 2474

Re: J.A. fra Moder GH or GB?

In Norwegian it translates from your parents, so I would not dismiss Norway.
by AGHEAD
Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Country of origin and what is it?
Replies: 10
Views: 3962

Re: Country of origin and what is it?

I had assumed it was silver plate, but it does not test silver. The back side is actually entirely silver in color but it has brush stokes on it as if it were painted. The front side edges also have what appear to be brush strokes but that might be sloppy painting from the backside. I took another c...
by AGHEAD
Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Country of origin and what is it?
Replies: 10
Views: 3962

Re: Country of origin and what is it?

Thanks for the additional information it is most interesting.
by AGHEAD
Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Country of origin and what is it?
Replies: 10
Views: 3962

Re: Country of origin and what is it?

Thanks for input. It is quite interesting, the men in central image are mostly huddled around one man who is lying on bed or cot. One is fanning him, one appears to be holding bowl of water, another is appears to be doing something to him with his hands. Next to him is a small table with bowls and m...
by AGHEAD
Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Country of origin and what is it?
Replies: 10
Views: 3962

Country of origin and what is it?

Hello, I found this giant silver plated copper item. It had been displayed as a wall hanging but I'm not sure that was its original purpose. It is very big, 46 inches long and 35 inches tall, weighs 21 pounds. The item has some high relief repousse work along with very detailed chasing. It appears t...
by AGHEAD
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Maker identification! Please help
Replies: 10
Views: 3230

Re: Help me please, need to find who maker is ASAP!

Your picture is not very clear at all. It looks like it could be British, with a mark of G&H, followed by a lion passant, unclear city mark, unclear date mark. You need to post a better picture, set your camera to macro function and put a loope over the lens and take a good close up of the marks.
by AGHEAD
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Help with date mark...
Replies: 1
Views: 989

Help with date mark...

I just picked this item up...the marks are really quite rubbed and hard to make out. The item appears to be quite old but I'm at a loss to try to date it. Any help?

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by AGHEAD
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Identify Stamp - Lighter Case
Replies: 2
Views: 1848

Re: Identify Stamp - Lighter Case

Looks Mexican to me. The marks appear to read- MEX makers symbol 925.
by AGHEAD
Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Korean Silver
Replies: 21
Views: 35651

Re: Enameled Dish .99 Silver - possilbly Russian

Looks Korean both in the style and markings.
by AGHEAD
Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Help with makers mark and item type
Replies: 6
Views: 2068

Re: Help with makers mark and item type

Thanks for the information, on the maker and city, that is great. I guess it just must be a very large sugar sifter, maybe for those who really needed to handle a lot of sugar or wanted to do it quickly.
by AGHEAD
Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Help with makers mark and item type
Replies: 6
Views: 2068

Help with makers mark and item type

Hello, I just got this ladle like sifter. I'm wondering what it was used for sifting? It is different in shape and size than the sugar sifters I have seen. Also wondering about the maker. I assume, based on the marks this is from Sweden, made in 1800, by GADD. I can't make out the town mark. Thanks....
by AGHEAD
Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: BEAKER
Replies: 41
Views: 13398

Re: BEAKER

Firstly, I will admit I know little about the mark in question. But I can find three marks in the different references I have. Pic below showing your mark compared to two other known marks. The middle mark is from Ensko.

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by AGHEAD
Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Small spoon w/gold wash-no idea-sterling
Replies: 6
Views: 1932

Re: Small spoon w/gold wash-no idea-sterling

Look like a salt or master salt spoon. The pattern is Newcastle ca 1895.
by AGHEAD
Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Austrian Teapot with odd mark placement
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

Re: Austrian Teapot with odd mark placement

Bahner,

Thanks. I have read about, but not seen the markings of Carl Raab being closer to the rim or along the neck of pieces and not being marked on the bottom. Not sure if his mark is CR in a shield or not.
by AGHEAD
Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Austrian Teapot with odd mark placement
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

Re: Austrian Teapot with odd mark placement

I understood the marks that are the teapot, Vienna, 1839. CR in shield. My question is whether folks that the item was authentic or not. I would think the item would have been marked on the underside versus the side. That the lid would be hinged, not removable. Not sure why it would be counterfeit o...
by AGHEAD
Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Austrian Teapot with odd mark placement
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

Austrian Teapot with odd mark placement

Hello all. I recently picked up this teapot and I'm not sure about its authenticity. It is clearly hand made, clearly hand-wrought, repousse work, with hand chasing. The mark placement seems odd to me. Also the unhinged lid seems a little off. The piece is definitely solid silver and fairly well mad...
by AGHEAD
Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Spoon Markings
Replies: 4
Views: 4443

Re: Spoon Markings

The m is likely representing the weight of the item,common weight marks used T trade, E extra, H heavy, M massive.
by AGHEAD
Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help with Unknown Marks Needed.
Replies: 1
Views: 885

Re: Help with Unknown Marks Needed.

Okay, maybe I figured it out. Took until I posted it before I could read it. French silverplate, maybe I posted this in the wrong category.

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