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by AG2012
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Hungarian(?) Tea Strainer - Help Identifying Makers Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Hungarian(?) Tea Strainer - Help Identifying Makers Mark

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1835-1866

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12 Loth is .750 standard
by AG2012
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Hungarian(?) Tea Strainer - Help Identifying Makers Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Hungarian(?) Tea Strainer - Help Identifying Makers Mark

HI,
I think the town mark is Großherzogtum Krakau (Grand Duchy of Krakow) now in Poland, at the time in Galicia (part of Austria- Hungary Habsburg monarchy).
Regards
by AG2012
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Are these spoons from London? George Gray
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Are these spoons from London? George Gray

Hi,
Between 1720 and 1758 a tax of sixpence per ounce was levied on all newly made silver sent to an assay office for testing and marking.
Historical value of sixpence in 1750 was approximately £3 today.
Regards
by AG2012
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Are these spoons from London? George Gray
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Are these spoons from London? George Gray

Hi,
I think you are right about George Gray.
Leopard's head is missing to prevent transposed marks at the time;pay duty on light spoons, have them hallmarked, back in the workshop transpose (solder) marks to a teapot.
Regards
by AG2012
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: 925 Ring Possibly French Ste cross A
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: 925 Ring Possibly French Ste cross A

Hi,
Not French, not British either.
Ste could stand for sterling fineness (925), maker`s initials RJ.
That's all I can tell. Unless the same mark emerges on silver positively identified, I doubt the mystery can be solved.
Regards
by AG2012
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Silver spoon?
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Silver spoon?

Hi,
Denmark,three towers of Copenhagen and year 1887 (87).
SG in an oval is the mark of Simon Groth who was the assayer 1863- 1904.
The bowl of the spoon is missing,as well as maker`s mark.
regards
by AG2012
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Serving / Place Spoon Solid Silver
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Serving / Place Spoon Solid Silver

Hi,
Right,although the spade is not clearly seen, the handle of the spade is indicative.
Regards
by AG2012
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Decorated plate
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Decorated plate

PS
I think the name is Katsch because if Kach it would sound completely different in German.
(TSCH is pronounced as ch in church).
by AG2012
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Decorated plate
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Decorated plate

Hi, Right,it was made by the firm of Alexander Kach.Full name Karl-Wilhelm- Alexander, a subject of Prussia, was born in 1813. An entrepreneur, he founded his business in St. Petersburg, his enterprise for the production of nickel silver products.In 1861 he was a merchant of the 2nd guild.In 1865, t...
by AG2012
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Silver content
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Silver content

Hi, So that means that an item in silver stamped 833 is manufactured in the second half of 19th century or later? Right,good example is hallmarking system in Germany: https://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_marks_a1884.html Town marks and Loth standard were replaced with Reichsmark (crescent and crown) wit...
by AG2012
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Silver content
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Silver content

Hi, In 1158, Henry II made 92.5% silver to 7.5% copper alloy the legal standard required of the British coinage and the standard was named Sterling Silver. In 1300 Edward II passed a law saying that no item made in silver was allowed to be sold until it had been assayed and then marked with a leopar...
by AG2012
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Greek Hallmark/Maker's Mark ?
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Greek Hallmark/Maker's Mark ?

Hi,
Right,Greek,either mainland or Cyprus.
The inscription is ασημι ασκληπιαδης (asimi asklipiadis) meaning Silver Asclepius.
Maker`s initials are ПА but cannot tell more.
Regards
by AG2012
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: British Cake Stand
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: British Cake Stand

Hi,
Not British, most likely American.Hopefully, the maker will be recognized here.
Regards
by AG2012
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Marks on Kovsh
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Marks on Kovsh

Hi, Waited for Qrt.S to comment first (he knows more about Russian silver than I do). I think everything he said is correct.It is always better to judge with the object in one's hands, but nevertheless, there are visible traces of natural aging and patination over 100 years that are difficult to fak...
by AG2012
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Trophy plate - can anyone ID hallmarks?
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Trophy plate - can anyone ID hallmarks?

Hi,
James Dixon & Sons,Sheffield.The "Trumpet and Banner" identifies without doubt Dixon's production.
Regards
by AG2012
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: M.T. WETZLAR Tray Help (Possibly 830 Silver??)
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: M.T. WETZLAR Tray Help (Possibly 830 Silver??)

P.S.
The numbers refer to the firm of Wilkens & Söhne.
by AG2012
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: M.T. WETZLAR Tray Help (Possibly 830 Silver??)
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: M.T. WETZLAR Tray Help (Possibly 830 Silver??)

Hi, Four digit number is NOT a production number (Auftragsnummer) which was used until 1927.It was used in chronological order and therefore could be used for rather precise dating.After 1927 it was used on special custom-made products. Auftragsnummer reached five digit number already in 1867 when t...
by AG2012
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Silver of the Americas - Single Image
Topic: Poison Ring - Mexico - 3 hallmarks
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Re: Poison Ring - Mexico - 3 hallmarks

Hi,
Number 3 is generic mark for Taxco.
Regards
by AG2012
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Which country
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Which country

David Andersen,Oslo.
The mark used 1888- 1925.
by AG2012
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Which country
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Which country

Hi,
Norway.
Regards

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