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by rauls
Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Hallmark on Chinese S&P Shakers
Replies: 2
Views: 1951

Re: Hallmark on Chinese S&P Shakers

Please check this topic, it has the same mark but yours is clearer:

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by rauls
Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: chinese cocktail shaker? help wirth mark please....
Replies: 1
Views: 1118

Re: chinese cocktail shaker? help wirth mark please....

Yes, it's a Chinese silver cocktail shaker. The manufacturer and retailer is Tuck Chang (TC, "徳祥" in Chinese), a Shanghai based company founded by some silversmiths came from Guangdong. "" is the mark of the silversmith who made this item. Probably earlier 20c.
by rauls
Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:02 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Bamboo etched cigarette case.
Replies: 3
Views: 2098

Re: Bamboo etched cigarette case.

This item should be a solid silver cigarette case. There are fineness mark "90" and maker's mark "", but the first mark (retailer's mark) is unknown. Probably 3rd~4nd of 19c, Guangdong.
by rauls
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Example of the Work of Isaac Cosins
Replies: 1
Views: 1616

Re: Example of the Work of Isaac Cosins

A great pair. Thank you for sharing.
by rauls
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Unkown mark on a chinese silver coin dish
Replies: 3
Views: 2350

Re: Unkown mark on a chinese silver coin dish

ummmmm... Probably made by some post-1950 Hong Kong company. I saw a few disks or ashtray were made by modern Hong Kong silversmiths or companies embedded old silver coins.
by rauls
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japanese master?
Replies: 10
Views: 2728

Re: Japanese master?

The traditional kanji for "kai" (seen on the plate) was officially simplified in the early 1950s, but in proper names the older kanji was often retained for many years after that down to the present. The use of the older character only means there is some possibility (in this case slight,...
by rauls
Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Help to identify this mark in silver box
Replies: 2
Views: 2638

Re: Help to identify this mark in silver box

I'm sure it's an old Chinese silver box, and was made by a silversmith in Zhejiang, China. But to get more info to answer your other questions, I checked with an expert in China who have read a great deal of local history records, old newspapers and posts etc., and then gathered a lot of data about ...
by rauls
Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Vase Hallmark ID?
Replies: 4
Views: 1155

Re: Vase Hallmark ID?

The maker's mark looks "善宝". however I couldn't find more info about them.
by rauls
Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japanese master?
Replies: 10
Views: 2728

Re: Japanese master?

zilverik wrote:What timeperiod do you think it was made? Around 1900-1920? Or 1920-1940? Or after the war?


Hello Zilverik,

IMHO, it's after war.

Kind regards,

Rauls
by rauls
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Vase Hallmark ID?
Replies: 4
Views: 1155

Re: Vase Hallmark ID?

If you can get a large one (I mean high resolution) for the 2nd picture, please show me a new one. I can see the maker's or deal'smark is "x宝". Should be an old Chinese silver item made in the end of 19c to 1930s.
by rauls
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japanese master?
Replies: 10
Views: 2728

Re: Japanese master?

I looked those carved chars carefully and it appears to me there isn't another kind of base metal, so it's very likely to be solid silver. I explained all the 'marks' in the last post, you can see there is no mark of the silver smith or deals can be found. We can only know it was orded by the organi...
by rauls
Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japanese master?
Replies: 10
Views: 2728

Re: Japanese master?

" 優勝 " means winner or superior, "一木會" should be an organization in Japan, but when I googled I found a company, an alumni association of a collage and a calligraphy association are using the same name. Maybe someone became the winner in an event of the calligraphy association an...
by rauls
Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Marks on my set of teaspoons
Replies: 1
Views: 1319

Re: Marks on my set of teaspoons

London 1823, there are several possibilities of the smallmaker.
by rauls
Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Unidentified Hallmarks PEB
Replies: 1
Views: 2523

Re: Unidentified Hallmarks PEB

I saw this mark before, should be a modern jeweller. This ring marked 1977.
by rauls
Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Help with English Victorian vesta Date and Maker
Replies: 1
Views: 1066

Re: Help with English Victorian vesta Date and Maker

It's likely to o for 1888?
by rauls
Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Need help with silver markings on brooch
Replies: 6
Views: 3441

Re: Need help with silver markings on brooch

Thanks Trev!! Now that I have got two questions answered which is great...I am still stuck on the third. The date. I am nearly certain that it's an L letter.. But I can't tell if it's 1783 or 1935? I am guessing the later, but am not positive. Any help?? Thanks again !! If the date letter is "...
by rauls
Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: help-london
Replies: 5
Views: 2028

Re: help-london

Can I distinguish originally made or second chased? To my opinion you can but it takes time and practice and knowledge of various styles and era. Some call the Victorian silver style; ugly and boring, to rich and over the top of Beauty. Matter of taste but the Victorians thought they were able to c...
by rauls
Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japanese master?
Replies: 10
Views: 2728

Re: Japanese master?

The 2nd picture isn't shown now. Please add one again.
by rauls
Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Miija Moto Shoko?
Replies: 5
Views: 2051

Re: Miija Moto Shoko?

rauls wrote:Since the text read from left to right, I think it should be pre-1950. But I couldn't completely ensure they are not newly-made crafts or fakes.


Sorry a typo, the text reads from right to left as old Chinese and Japanese script did.
by rauls
Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Miija Moto Shoko?
Replies: 5
Views: 2051

Re: Miija Moto Shoko?

Since the text read from left to right, I think it should be pre-1950. But I couldn't completely ensure they are not newly-made crafts or fakes.

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