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by amena
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Travel candlesticks from Sicily, Catania?
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Travel candlesticks from Sicily, Catania?

Hi Zilverik As for your travel candlesticks, what I can tell you is that they are from Catania dating back to 1813. https://i.postimg.cc/v1STzVBG/CATANIA.jpg The mark indicated by the red arrow is the mark of the consul IC or IG, which I cannot trace the name of. The letters PPA belong to the silver...
by amena
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Strange stick
Replies: 0
Views: 332

Strange stick

Hello everyone
I have this strange stick, adorned with Peruvian coins and colored stones (or pieces of glass).
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Anyone know what it was for?
Thank you
Amena
by amena
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Italian maker mark Moroui ?
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Italian maker mark Moroui ?

Just google Lamberto Moroni argento
Best
Amena
by amena
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Something wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Re: Something wrong?

Thanks Peter for the confirmation. On the internet I found lists with date letters other than this on my tray. On the other hand, I was sure it was silver (tested with acid). As usual, however, I was unable to confirm the purity from the density test. I have detected a weight in air of 901 g and a w...
by amena
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Something wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Something wrong?

I found a tray with these marks.
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It should be Egyptian before 1946, but I can't find the date letter on the lists.
Is there anything wrong?
Thanks for attention.
Amena
by amena
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: How to change the blade in an ancient knife
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: How to change the blade in an ancient knife

I honestly thought it was easier. In fact I recycle the rosin that I recovered from cutlery that I melted, on the other hand I would not know where to buy new rosin. This rosin is not homogeneous and with boiling water it becomes only creamy and it is not easy to pour it into the hole of the handle....
by amena
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: How to change the blade in an ancient knife
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: How to change the blade in an ancient knife

Great. Thanks for your advice.
I will try this method and let you know.
Best
Amena
by amena
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: How to change the blade in an ancient knife
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: How to change the blade in an ancient knife

Hi Thanks for your contribution I also put the handle in boiling water, but evidently I do something wrong. I fill the handle with powdered rosin and then I begin to heat slowly. However, when the rosin begins to melt, it becomes frothy and grows a lot, coming out. When I insert the blade, more rosi...
by amena
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: How to change the blade in an ancient knife
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

How to change the blade in an ancient knife

I have often had to change the blade of an old knife. However, when most of the pitch ( rosin? colofony? I don't know what it is called exactly ) contained in the handle has been lost, I find it difficult to add new one, because the heat creates bubbles that cause most of the pitch to escape. Anyone...
by amena
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: unusual heavily engraved snuff box,no marks, what country ,age.
Replies: 10
Views: 920

Re: unusual heavily engraved snuff box,no marks, what country ,age.

As we all agree, this is a very unusual piece. I have never seen before a perforated snuffbox with engraved plates put on inside . What seems to me to be Italian in style are the leaf scrolls of which I am attaching some examples below. https://i.postimg.cc/2bv1CxXk/tabacc-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc...
by amena
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: unusual heavily engraved snuff box,no marks, what country ,age.
Replies: 10
Views: 920

Re: unusual heavily engraved snuff box,no marks, what country ,age.

Certainly an unusual piece, however I would not be surprised if it were Italian of the early 20th century.
It seems evident a remarkable skill in the floral decoration typical of the time in Italy, while some flaw is seen in the human figure.
Just my impression
Amena
by amena
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 13
Views: 1330

Re: What is this?

Thanks Krisztián for details.
As I said in the initial post, the sugar bowl also has a mark used in the Kingdom of Sardinia for objects coming from abroad.
Could it be that this bowl was produced for the Italian market and therefore lacking German hallmark ??
Best
Amena
by amena
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: engraved Cross with red stone
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: engraved Cross with red stone

Almost certainly it is the mark of the "radiant star", used in Italy for the objects produced before the law came into force in 1935
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by amena
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: help with marks of italian silver
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: help with marks of italian silver

I have some difficulties to understand what a "silver charger" is.
Can you post a picture of the object?
Thanks
Amena
by amena
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 13
Views: 1330

Re: What is this?

Hi Krisztián
I am stunned.
I hadn't even asked who the silversmith could be, because I thought it was impossible to find it with just the initials.
Thank you so much, it's very interesting news.
Perhaps you also know in what years he worked?
Regards
Amena
by amena
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 13
Views: 1330

Re: What is this?

Well, I take note and, until proven otherwise, I will consider it a sugar bowl, although I have not found similar examples on the web.
The whole object was gilded once, inside and outside; today the gilding is worn out in many parts.
Thank you all
Amena
by amena
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 13
Views: 1330

Re: What is this?

A very big sugar bowl ! The presentoir dish has a diameter of 19 cm !!
by amena
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 13
Views: 1330

What is this?

Hello everyone I found this bowl which I think is German or neighbors, because of the number 13. It also bears a mark used in the Kingdom of Sardinia between 1824 and 1872 on silver items coming from abroad. https://i.postimg.cc/HrQTZd6V/zanzibar.jpg What I would like to know is what exactly this ob...
by amena
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Italian gilt silver cross pendant.
Replies: 1
Views: 380

Re: Italian gilt silver cross pendant.

What makes you think that the cross is Italian?
Regards
Amena
by amena
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Pillbox Mark - Middle East
Replies: 5
Views: 1774

Re: Pillbox Mark - Middle East

It is most probably Indian.
They use it for the kajal or for the red powder with which they make tikka on the forehead.
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Best
Amena

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