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by Smokanabeach
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help for hallmarks
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Help for hallmarks

Any idea?

Could it be Hanau pseudo-marks?
by Smokanabeach
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: 1798-1809 French Tongs with Unknown CAB Maker
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: 1798-1809 French Tongs with Unknown CAB Maker

Hello Neurorocker, I will try to make my contribution! In order: -photo 2: goldsmith not found - photo 3: an ear; punch of average census for Paris, 1809 - photo 4: a rooster turned to the right and looking to the left; title punch .950, Paris, 1798-1809 - photo 5: punch of large guarantee, Paris, 1...
by Smokanabeach
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help for hallmarks
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Help for hallmarks

I forgot: each piece of cutlery is punched with the french "crab".
by Smokanabeach
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help for hallmarks
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Help for hallmarks

Hello, I present to you today solid silver cutlery from France, 18th century. https://i.imgur.com/ejHCK9p.jpg https://i.imgur.com/pyOmt0A.jpg https://i.imgur.com/pOTZLJM.jpg I don't know much about 18th century punches, but in theory I should at least find on the handle of each place setting: a char...
by Smokanabeach
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Iranian silver set
Replies: 6
Views: 5716

Re: Iranian silver set

Hello AG2012, and thank you for this valuable information! I missed this subject, which is very rich in information both general concerning Iranian silver securities (like many I started with an interpretation of 84 as equivalent to 84 Russian zolotnik) but also about my wine service. I will see to ...
by Smokanabeach
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Iranian silver set
Replies: 6
Views: 5716

Re: Iranian silver set

Up!
by Smokanabeach
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: An interesting cigarette case
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: An interesting cigarette case

Hello MG money and thank you for your contribution. Concerning the von Bülow family, I was thinking of Karl because of his function in the Prussian army and in relation to his aesthetic a little more "fat" than Bernhardt. Besides, the "Delenda est Roma" made me think more of a so...
by Smokanabeach
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: An interesting cigarette case
Replies: 2
Views: 452

An interesting cigarette case

Hello everyone! I present to you a Birmingham English sterling silver cigarette case. https://i.imgur.com/jGkGBuP.jpg According to the hallmarks, it is dated 1912. The silversmith seems to be Charles Edwin Turner (C.E.T). The last letter T is almost erased but I can make out the tip. https://i.imgur...
by Smokanabeach
Sat May 16, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Where does it come from?
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: Where does it come from?

Hi AG,

I had a doubt for the brand 84 but neither the goldsmith's hallmark nor the one including the 84 made me think of a French silver plate hallmark.

Thank you for this track!
by Smokanabeach
Fri May 15, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Where does it come from?
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Where does it come from?

Hello everybody! Here is a teapot whose style reminds me of British but nothing sure ... https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/LzpVUR.png Looking at the hallmark (8, cat's head / lyon, 4), I don't get better ... Anyone have an idea? https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/ebtn4h.jpg Thank ...
by Smokanabeach
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Iranian silver set
Replies: 6
Views: 5716

Re: Iranian silver set

Up!

Thanks for your help!
by Smokanabeach
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: What is it for?
Replies: 10
Views: 5881

Re: What is it for?

Thank you for those precisions! We can link the period indicated by Ubaranda (1960-1970) with the method describes by Dognose (as electrospark process seems to start in 1954)!

A great example of social/historical approach combinated to a technical approach!

Well done!
by Smokanabeach
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Iranian silver set
Replies: 6
Views: 5716

Re: Iranian silver set

Looking on my side, I found pictures of Qajar items whith designs close to my set: could it be a lead to explore?
by Smokanabeach
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: What is it for?
Replies: 10
Views: 5881

Re: What is it for?

Thank you for the answer as well as the excellent illustration! We could not find better! I suspected it was a tea strainer but I found it quite original so I was not sure! One more thing Ubaranda as you're also owner of the same object: what would be the period? Soviet hallmark means after 1958, bu...
by Smokanabeach
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: What is it for?
Replies: 10
Views: 5881

What is it for?

Hello everyone, today I propose a Soviet object (after 1958) in silver 875, Moscow. My problem is? what is this object for? The ball above rests on 2 rods roughly welded on each side. To note, it includes a punch 875 which does not seem Soviet ... I think that the rods and the ball were added a post...
by Smokanabeach
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Oriental solid silver jug?!Origin?
Replies: 3
Views: 3591

Re: Oriental solid silver jug?!Origin?

Peter is right!

Under 92,5 a punch is ''OMAN''!

Regards,

Don Smoka
by Smokanabeach
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Iranian silver set
Replies: 6
Views: 5716

Iranian silver set

Hi everybody! Here is a set I suppose to be iranian (875/1000 purity) juding from the hallmark you'll find bellow: https://i.postimg.cc/FYcyTbLr/DSC06891.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Z0R6GzdD/DSC06892.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/2b5BNnVB/DSC06893.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/871pYNF7/DSC06894.jpg Few questions...
by Smokanabeach
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: A real mystery...
Replies: 13
Views: 7509

Re: A real mystery...

A year later! May be luckyer this year ;-)
by Smokanabeach
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Asian silver cigarettes holder
Replies: 5
Views: 6011

Re: Asian silver cigarettes holder

Hi Legrandmogol!

Thanks for tout help!
by Smokanabeach
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unusual mark
Replies: 10
Views: 6000

Re: Unusual mark

My opinion is AG2012 already gives you the good answer. The bigorne is the Scarabéa. But as said by Traintime, if a doubt is still remaining, please just confim that this ''special'' mark is exactly positionned on the other side on the Minerva and the matter will be solved...

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