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by amena
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Pattern on italian plate
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: Pattern on italian plate

This type of finish, with circular buffing tool, is very usual in Italian silver. It is done by the manufacturer.
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by amena
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Dove mark
Replies: 0
Views: 452

Dove mark

I'd like to have your opinion on a saucer with a mark that we have already covered in other posts. https://i.postimg.cc/crzjCF56/Crofforse-1.jpg This saucer has several areas where the wear and tear has highlighted a much more yellowish metal than the surrounding. Evidently the artifact was silvered...
by amena
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Unmarked silver bracelet
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Unmarked silver bracelet

Hi
try to google
indian silver snake anklet or indian silver snake bracelet
Good hunting
Amena
by amena
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Venetian wax jack, what age? question 2
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Venetian wax jack, what age? question 2

In my experience, auction houses are shameless in dating the pieces on sale. On the other hand, they do not take any responsibility on the expertise. I looked for, without finding it, a post from a few years ago by a lady who had been part of the team of a well-known auction house and told the backg...
by amena
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Venetian sugar bowl, what age?
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Venetian sugar bowl, what age?

It can be and it cannot be.
I can't judge
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by amena
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Fantasy marks?Turin? Question 3
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Fantasy marks?Turin? Question 3

A very white object could be silver plated.
Sometimes 800/1000 silver was also plated to make it brighter.
I have never seen those marks. They don't seem to me from Turin.
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by amena
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Venetian sugar bowl, what age?
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Venetian sugar bowl, what age?

Hello the photos are not very detailed to give a judgment, In principle it can be said that if the sugar bowl is heavy, if it has no signs of wear under the legs, if it has no signs of small and very close hammers, it is good to suspect. Take a good look at the upper finishing edge, if it is modern ...
by amena
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Venetian wax jack, what age? question 2
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Venetian wax jack, what age? question 2

Hello Unfortunately the A.B.F. it is among the "tarocchi conclamati" (well-known counterfeit) or, at least, very suspicious marks. Already seen on an online auction carafe described "presumably Italian late 19th century in mid 700 style" https://i.postimg.cc/Xp280dF5/VENETAROM-3-...
by amena
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Really Dutch ?
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: Really Dutch ?

Thanks Peter
this auction house publishes very clear photos, but, at least as far as Italian silverware is concerned, marks are more than sometimes suspect or misattributed. This is why I am sometimes hesitant to add images to my collection before having confirmation from an expert.
Thanks again
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by amena
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Really Dutch ?
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Really Dutch ?

I have seen this food warmer on the Internet.

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Are they genuine Dutch marks?
Best wishes
Amena
by amena
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Puzzling punching
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: Puzzling punching

What a blunder! Nothing to do with Malta.
Don't worry, it's not on the market.
Thanks a lot.
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by amena
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Puzzling punching
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Puzzling punching

I found this punching on the internet. There is something strange: the two marks at the sides are British, but the central ones I would say are Maltese. Or am I wrong? In particular the R indicates the Roman standard, which is less than the Britannia standard. https://i.postimg.cc/w77rg3zB/Waiter-17...
by amena
Mon May 25, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Chocolate jug, Venice 17th-18th century???
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: Chocolate jug, Venice 17th-18th century???

I agree with Ag 2012 that it is difficult to give a definite answer to your question. There is no Venetian silversmith with the initials R.T or B.T on any text, and I have never found it before. This does not mean much, because there are many non-cataloged silversmith's marks. The "moleca"...
by amena
Sat May 16, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Help in identifying Italian silversmith "8 CO"
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: Help in identifying Italian silversmith "8 CO"

8 CO :LAVORAZIONE ITALIANA ARGENTERIE Piazza Roma 1 COMO Started 20/03/1939 ceased between 1955 e il 1971
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by amena
Wed May 13, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Partial stamp, possibly apothecary??
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Partial stamp, possibly apothecary??

it is French silverplate: doublè.Below an example
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This can narrow your search.
Good luck
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by amena
Thu May 07, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Bird applique
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: Bird applique

There is something that reminds me of colonial south America, but it's just a feeling-
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by amena
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Match box marks, Auction house listed it as French
Replies: 10
Views: 899

Re: Match box marks, Auction house listed it as French

I think it's French. It seems to me the head of wild boar struck twice.
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by amena
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Italian Silver
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Italian Silver

Lucky man!!
by amena
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Italian Silver
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Italian Silver

It is a present to John Sutton, from Leeds (U.K.) who was director of the Stabilimento Filatura Canapa alla Canonica, just a few Km from my home town. Here an article translated by google Canonica spinning plant A group of nobles and wealthy bourgeois from Bologna, including the former minister Marc...
by amena
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Italian Silver
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Italian Silver

Anatolio Giacinto Henin, born in Paris on June 3, 1831, takes over the father's workshop in 1865 and maintains the good production level of his father Luigi. He proceeds to reconstitute the punch with his initials AH and to register the company in his own name. The factory in via Soncino Merati 13 i...

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