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by Smokanabeach
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French silver teapot
Replies: 6
Views: 2372

Re: French silver teapot

Thanks Jay T that could match with his armenian origin,isn't it? By the way, your conclusion as a coffee pot take all his sense, as armenian coffee is weel known as a special one!
by Smokanabeach
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silverplated Dinner spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 1792

Re: Silverplated Dinner spoon

dognose wrote:Hi Smoka,

To me, the marks have a Swiss feel about them. Are you 100% that it is plated?

Trev.


Could be city of Estavayer, Switzerland but only find an hallmark from 18th... Not much ressources about this city...
by Smokanabeach
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silverplated Dinner spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 1792

Re: Silverplated Dinner spoon

The "E" with crown makes me think about french silver from 18th but can't be... Could it be pseudo marks from Hanau???
by Smokanabeach
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French silver teapot
Replies: 6
Views: 2372

French silver teapot

Hi! Back with a tea pot recently buy. Size is 27.5cm high and 13cm large. I've got no result finding the silversmith ("A.L E...?" "A.L ET CIE"? "A.L & CIE"? For me that doesn't match). Moreover nothing about the period because of the special design of this teapot......
by Smokanabeach
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Christolfe marking
Replies: 2
Views: 1424

Re: Christolfe marking

Hi Gemman 10! In order to illustrate what Trev told you, find bellow pictures of a bread/sweet bun knife and his hallmarks: https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg Bellow the french Minerva for sterling silver in 925-1000eme or 950/1000eme https://www.925-1000.c...
by Smokanabeach
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silverplated Dinner spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 1792

Re: Silverplated Dinner spoon

Hi again!

Not really sure... As told, what makes me ask is it is silver test reactiv... May be 800/1000 as it is not really flexible as for 950/1000e stuff...

About origins: it was sold with 2 french silver stew spoon from the beginn of 19th... That did not help me anyway...
by Smokanabeach
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silverplated Dinner spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 1792

Silverplated Dinner spoon

Hello everybody! For once I'm coming with a silverplated stuff. I guess this silver because of what it see/it looks like (even if the silverplate is in an excellent statement), because of hallmarks and even if silver test is positiv (May be i would have scrubed it harder...). Again, I need your ligh...
by Smokanabeach
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Silver & Cloisonné enamel box / casket marked ФР Fedor Ruckert
Replies: 15
Views: 4505

Re: Silver & Cloisonné enamel box / casket marked ФР Fedor Ruckert

I'm agree with all your remarks, especially: if you don't know what you buy, don't buy it! Nevertheless i'm still disappointed with the lack of légal control on this market. For me it's the same than selling a Christian Dior or Vuitton Bag as a real one whereas it is a fake: it is illegal! I remembe...
by Smokanabeach
Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Silver & Cloisonné enamel box / casket marked ФР Fedor Ruckert
Replies: 15
Views: 4505

Re: Silver & Cloisonné enamel box / casket marked ФР Fedor Ruckert

Hi, Hammer price proves what`s been said here. Real Fedor Ruckert thing would have been at least twenty times higher. Either sold to an ignorant buyer believing in description and provenance (not available), or potentially a good investment to cheat the next victim. You're right! But what is incred...
by Smokanabeach
Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian niello box
Replies: 8
Views: 2146

Re: Russian niello box

Ok understood Qrt! Manu Thanks!
by Smokanabeach
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian niello box
Replies: 8
Views: 2146

Re: Russian niello box

One more thing... (Considering that i don't speak/read russian even if i try to translat PL with a cyrillic alphabet...) What about this mark (PL 2722): https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg Ok with you QRT about Dubrovin mark, it match, but the mark I suggest match too, isn't? Looking forward to r...
by Smokanabeach
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian niello box
Replies: 8
Views: 2146

Re: Russian niello box

Thanks both for your search!!! I really appreciate (as always with you!)

@Qrt: your ''shot in the dark'' make me think it's time here to take a wine shot!! ;-) Time for apperitiv overthere!!!
by Smokanabeach
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian niello box
Replies: 8
Views: 2146

Re: Russian niello box

Thank you AG! I said ''i have the feeling'' and thanks to your answer I'm starting to think i beginn to be better recognizing what is fake or not! Used item, Old scene in niello, 84 mark on each added part,... So, 'my hypothesis was it can be from earlier 19th...

To be continuer...
by Smokanabeach
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian niello box
Replies: 8
Views: 2146

Russian niello box

Hi everybody, please find bellow a (snuff?) box (l:8.4cm; L:5.5cm;h:1.9cm) I recently buy: https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg (Those are hallmarks we can find inside at the top) https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg (Those are hallmarks we can find inside ...
by Smokanabeach
Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Who made these Russian spoons?
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Re: Who made these Russian spoons?

Don't sorry! Was a pleasure to help at my ''little'' level ;-)
by Smokanabeach
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Who made these Russian spoons?
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Re: Who made these Russian spoons?

Hi,

I think you can fine everything in the russian section:

- Maker's mark: Matrena Andreyeva, Moscou, 1894-1908
- Assayer: Ivan Sergeyevich Lebedkin, Moscou, 1898-1914

Regards,

Don Smoka
by Smokanabeach
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Unknown silvermark
Replies: 2
Views: 890

Re: Unknown silvermark

Hi Dad! What a memory! It looks I did not search enought!!! So thank you! Can we conclude it has been sell by Philipp Rudolf Rehfues (1820-1866) of Bern and made by Julien Derriey, (1812-1865)? Or may the contrary? Or something as for russian silver items: a maker and an asseyer? Thanks again. Best ...
by Smokanabeach
Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Unknown silvermark
Replies: 2
Views: 890

Unknown silvermark

Hi All! As I don't know where this cup come from I post it in this section. First, I was thinking it could be Portuguese but... https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg Silver hallmarks: https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg Silversmith hallmark and what I consider to be the "french swan": ...
by Smokanabeach
Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help identifying a french silversmith
Replies: 2
Views: 1059

Re: Help identifying a french silversmith

A very good job Zilver! Many thanks!
by Smokanabeach
Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: rat tail spoon from Paris
Replies: 7
Views: 1934

Re: rat tail spoon from Paris

I don't know... Was just an idea... The main problem for me is the ''Z'' is a little different from the picture you show.. Just my opinion and i'm not 'expert'. Be patient, this forum is full of sympathic people having an incredible knowledge!

At All, WELCOME!

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