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by WarrenKundis
Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Hamsa or Fatima (Hand of Mary) mark Indentification
Replies: 10
Views: 2956

Re: Hamsa or Fatima (Hand of Mary) mark Indentification

Just to let you know that I can't view your new images on my laptop or old iPad.

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by WarrenKundis
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Hamsa or Fatima (Hand of Mary) mark Indentification
Replies: 10
Views: 2956

Re: Hamsa or Fatima (Hand of Mary) mark Indentification

Let's try this link again.

(admin edit - see Posting Requirements )

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by WarrenKundis
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Hamsa or Fatima (Hand of Mary) mark Indentification
Replies: 10
Views: 2956

Re: Hamsa or Fatima (Hand of Mary) mark Indentification

Good Day Khan, There are so many different aspects of what the Hamsa or hand of Fatima means I thought you might enjoy this link. (admin edit - see Posting Requirements ) This appears to be the Arabic form although your images are rather fuzzy. Since this appears to be a pendant can you please resho...
by WarrenKundis
Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Two Spoons without Hallmarks
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Re: Two Spoons without Hallmarks

Good day Rattle,

I have an identical spoon with only a 15 lot number and a rubbed out indention in the stem. Let's see if someone can give a general time frame of the pattern.

Good luck
Warren
by WarrenKundis
Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Silver Spoons M.Vogeno
Replies: 3
Views: 998

Re: Silver Spoons M.Vogeno

Good Day Rattle, Let me stick my neck out here to get the conversation going. The general pattern is referred to as a double thread. The 13 is a lot number which indicates a silver grade of 812-1000 per parts one thousand silver. Were used in Germany and other locations. Lot numbers ran from 12-16, ...
by WarrenKundis
Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Persian Silver?
Replies: 8
Views: 2724

Re: Persian Silver?

Good day,

And to answer your question, yes it is Persian and lovely work. Try rolling the last image over, mark appears to be upside down. There are other members here who will be able to translate that mark for you.

Hope this helps
Warren
by WarrenKundis
Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Large Repousse Silver or Silver plated?
Replies: 6
Views: 2715

Re: Large Repousse Silver or Silver plated?

Good day Sonny, Your right about the accent marks for Arabic and Farsi (Persian) they are either above or below the letters. Not impossible that they are numerals but the enlarged image is still unclear. Just to advise the Persian numerals for 84 which indicates a silver content of 870-1000 are just...
by WarrenKundis
Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Oriental Letter Opener Mystery Mark Silver 1000
Replies: 7
Views: 1846

Re: Oriental Letter Opener Mystery Mark Silver 1000

What it appears to be and we do need clearer images, is a dragon with Ken sword (Kenmaki-ryu). ...Represents manifestation of Fudo Myo-o, Kurikara Ryujin coiled around a sword....

Hope this helps
Warren
by WarrenKundis
Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: 10 Years of the Forum on www.925-1000.com
Replies: 11
Views: 9855

Re: 10 Years of the Forum on www.925-1000.com

My congratulations and compliments to all, it is truly site I recommend constantly to those who wish to learn and share.

Warren
by WarrenKundis
Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Help identifying Hallmarks on a Silver Purse. 1926
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Re: Help identifying Hallmarks on a Silver Purse. 1926

Good day Sean, Let me see if we can get this ball rolling. The 800 grade numerical mark indicates 800/1000 parts silver. The two initials LG possible is most likely a makers mark. Have found another mark with a clenched fist but was not able to identify it. The last appears to be a retailers mark re...
by WarrenKundis
Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Provincial, or Faux Hallmarks?
Replies: 6
Views: 2239

Re: Provincial, or Faux Hallmarks?

Good day Thomas, Some challenge marks to be sure. In the first set is that IH then to the right the numerial 3 with sometime above and below it? Now on the second set take a piece of textured material like the green shawl in the last image then slide it up behind the lip then reshoot. The weave may ...
by WarrenKundis
Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Persian silver hallmark reference book?
Replies: 4
Views: 2483

Re: Persian silver hallmark reference book?

Good morning dnl,

That's excellent, I'm assuming that the series is coming out in a number of languages. What about the Turkish text?

Warren
by WarrenKundis
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Could anyone help me identify this... cuffed ring / snuff box??
Replies: 4
Views: 1593

Re: Could anyone help me identify this... cuffed ring / snuff box??

Hmmm appears to be TCWYY. Can you attempt to reshoot in indirect daylight using a macro setting then crop and enlarge if you have that capability.

Hope this helps
Warren
by WarrenKundis
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Is this a French provincial mark 1809-1819?
Replies: 5
Views: 1969

Re: Is this a French provincial mark 1809-1819?

Good day Jeorg and Trev,

Have been trying to look closer at image #3, below the rooster there seems to be a very worn partial mark with clips corners. Can you see what I'm looking at? Would you mind giving us a close up of that area?

Thanks
Warren
by WarrenKundis
Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Persian silver hallmark reference book?
Replies: 4
Views: 2483

Re: Persian silver hallmark reference book?

Sue, That is an excellent question. A few years ago I was assisting a friend with identifing a Persian pen box. Everything I had found in hard copy except for short articles in English and other languages on the subject was in Farsi. Eventually found a scholar at the V&A who had co-written a mon...
by WarrenKundis
Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Middle Eastern Flintlock Pistols? Marks and translation?
Replies: 5
Views: 2428

Re: Middle Eastern Flintlock Pistols? Marks and translation?

Interesting, George Abraham or Ibrahim as its said in Arabic. May actually be a previous owner's name. The other possibility is that this person was not a Muslim or an Arabic speaker and that is why the letters are not conjoined. The what looks like Jam... over Brosar most likely the gun smith. Was ...
by WarrenKundis
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Middle Eastern Flintlock Pistols? Marks and translation?
Replies: 5
Views: 2428

Re: Middle Eastern Flintlock Pistols? Marks and translation?

Good day, Had a friend of mine who is an Arabic speaker stated that it was difficult to make out a coherent word out of the letters presented. Let's see what others think. Did also notice that that there are other marks in your first image. Below the numerical mark on the right is a smaller cross li...
by WarrenKundis
Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Unidentified mark silver-plate vase
Replies: 26
Views: 14367

Re: Unidentified mark silver-plate vase

Yes thank you Steve, well done. And thank you David for fleshing out the company. On to next mystery.

Warren
by WarrenKundis
Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Does any one know is this Russian or Middle eastern?
Replies: 8
Views: 2487

Re: Does any one know is this Russian or Middle eastern?

Hello David,

I pray you are well. It's Farsi as used in Persia (Iran). We do have a few members that can translate it for us.

Warren
by WarrenKundis
Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: THOMAS GLASER Pin Tray identification
Replies: 4
Views: 1486

Re: THOMAS GLASER Pin Tray identification

Good day, Trev is correct that the marks on the top right appear to be Hanau marks, for myself can't identify the silversmith. Let's see what our more experienced members have to say. The London import marks appear to be TG which would refer to the London import agent, the English lion passant for s...

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