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by AG2012
Wed May 02, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: BANKRUPT AND DECEASED SILVERSMITHS
Replies: 2
Views: 835

BANKRUPT AND DECEASED SILVERSMITHS

An unusual question; are there reliable and recorded data what happened to silver after the death of a silversmith.It is virtually impossible to assume the last item in stock was sold and then a silversmith left for a better world. Not every silversmith had family business to be continued after his ...
by AG2012
Tue May 01, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: VIENNA SUGAR CASTER 1777 ( ``IGL``?)
Replies: 2
Views: 1073

Re: VIENNA SUGAR CASTER 1777 ( ``IGL``?)

Thanks a lot dear friend from Austria,
Outstanding quality of 18th and early 19th century silver made throughout Habsburg Empire, even in remote provinces where old techniques were used as far as 1850.
by AG2012
Tue May 01, 2012 4:14 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: SEBASTIAN GARRARD BOWL
Replies: 2
Views: 1769

SEBASTIAN GARRARD BOWL

http://i45.tinypic.com/24mcb69.jpg http://i47.tinypic.com/2cwr9mo.jpg http://i46.tinypic.com/zv8nb5.jpg http://i46.tinypic.com/2wlvfrk.jpg Sebastian Garrard bowl. Circular bowl on four cast legs, pierced leaf décor and lion’s heads with rings on two sides. It is 7.5 inches wide and 3.5 inches tall...
by AG2012
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: VIENNA SUGAR CASTER 1777 ( ``IGL``?)
Replies: 2
Views: 1073

VIENNA SUGAR CASTER 1777 ( ``IGL``?)

http://i47.tinypic.com/jb4g7d.jpg http://i47.tinypic.com/n3p469.jpg http://i46.tinypic.com/10ckhh1.jpg Vienna sugar caster with plain round baluster body. Hand pierced lid and a cast riveted knurl finial. Six inches tall. Vienna mark 1777 and ``IGL`` maker’s mark. Any idea who ``IGL`` might be? Tha...
by AG2012
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: HINGED BOX BY DANIEL CHRISTIAN SCHLIESSNER
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

Re: HINGED BOX BY DANIEL CHRISTIAN SCHLIESSNER

Additional comment; the lid was actually assembled of four cast peaces soldered together and the finial at the top was soldered, too. The lines of soldering are well hidden inside by filing and gilding but something cannot be hidden, or they did not bother to hide it; who would look for that? Namely...
by AG2012
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: HINGED BOX BY DANIEL CHRISTIAN SCHLIESSNER
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

Re: HINGED BOX BY DANIEL CHRISTIAN SCHLIESSNER

LAPSUS CALAMI! It is SCHLEISSNER
by AG2012
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: HINGED BOX BY DANIEL CHRISTIAN SCHLIESSNER
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

HINGED BOX BY DANIEL CHRISTIAN SCHLIESSNER

http://i49.tinypic.com/2uo6uzc.jpg http://i48.tinypic.com/2iv1qnt.jpg http://i46.tinypic.com/o8ds21.jpg Hinged box by Daniel Christian Schleissner (J.D.Schleissner und Söhne — Hannau). Two and a half inches across the lid and 3.5 oz. Gilt interior. ``Augsburg acorn`` and two already identified pse...
by AG2012
Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Augsburg/Hanau silver wedding cup
Replies: 3
Views: 2272

Re: Augsburg/Hanau silver wedding cup

Cannot help much with the marks but it is NOT Augsburg silver;it is enough to look closely at the craftsmanship.Silver made in Augsburg was of extraordinary quality and easily recognized without looking at the marks.
by AG2012
Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: CHRISTIAN RASMUSSEN,COPENHAGEN
Replies: 1
Views: 751

CHRISTIAN RASMUSSEN,COPENHAGEN

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Christian Rasmussen,crown jeweler,Copenhagen,Denmark,active at the turn of the 19th century.
The administrator may add this mark to Danish silversmiths.
by AG2012
Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: ART NOUVEAU SILVER OPERA/THEATRE PURSE
Replies: 5
Views: 2269

Re: ART NOUVEAU SILVER OPERA/THEATRE PURSE

http://i42.tinypic.com/10758k8.jpg http://i41.tinypic.com/9qvgja.jpg Please reconsider C.Wechsler in Odessa; in the meantime I managed to find very similar purse made by him (leather interior much better preserved), very similar spider web, green stone for the head being the only difference, the sa...
by AG2012
Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: SALT OR CONDIMENT CELLAR
Replies: 31
Views: 12210

Re: SALT OR CONDIMENT CELLAR

Forgot something about ``double struck`` issue. Fakers are not stupid; If they can make nearly perfect silver or gold item, are they insane to miss such ``important`` thing and double struck? Beware of good marks.Fakers would never make such a stupid and easily disclosed mistake.It does not make sen...
by AG2012
Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: SALT OR CONDIMENT CELLAR
Replies: 31
Views: 12210

Re: SALT OR CONDIMENT CELLAR

DOUBLE STRUCK ISSUE Well, it looks like this and,believe me,I have done it myself in jewelry and smaller silver items, - not on teapots,though ;two of us sit at the table and the item is on the small anvil in front of us.I hold the piece and the hallmarking tool upright, and ``assayer`` hammers it a...
by AG2012
Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: SALT OR CONDIMENT CELLAR
Replies: 31
Views: 12210

Re: SALT OR CONDIMENT CELLAR

Have just seen this: ``If you knew it already what the hell are you then asking? I call that bad behavior. Don't expect me to answer any of your questions in the future. In addition, there is a silent agreement not to discuss fakes here, especially not why it is a fake and how it is done.`` Yes,I kn...
by AG2012
Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: SALT OR CONDIMENT CELLAR
Replies: 31
Views: 12210

Re: SALT OR CONDIMENT CELLAR

I told you in the beginning I would not ask questions like fake or no fake, based on one photo attached, because I can tell a fake a mile away; how come? Because I have done some serious repairs, or added missing parts in silver just as a challenge,because I am in love with old crafts, and to help c...
by AG2012
Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: SALT OR CONDIMENT CELLAR
Replies: 31
Views: 12210

Re: SALT OR CONDIMENT CELLAR

http://i42.tinypic.com/5nnlt4.jpg http://i42.tinypic.com/m8gsd1.jpg http://i42.tinypic.com/259d7aw.jpg http://i44.tinypic.com/mihwdz.jpg http://i43.tinypic.com/2q3uhwg.jpg Well, this is going to be fast enough this time; I thought something has changed here - no way. ``Expert`` opinions without hol...
by AG2012
Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: SAUCE BOAT
Replies: 6
Views: 1500

Re: SAUCE BOAT

2106 #PL says Dutkin,1838-1846.If the book is wrong not my fault - I mentioned the source,though.Hoping the mistake will be corrected in new editions. I will remember Dubinin and have already written his name beside 2106.Thank you.
by AG2012
Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:57 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: SALT OR CONDIMENT CELLAR
Replies: 31
Views: 12210

SALT OR CONDIMENT CELLAR

http://i44.tinypic.com/35i8yop.jpg http://i40.tinypic.com/2ldg8k7.jpg One of a pair, hand chased, gilded silver, 4 inches across the bowl. StPetersburg 1855.Assayer A.Mitin. Cannot tell the maker for sure; it looks like ``HH`` although the second letter is not clearly seen. Even if the mark is upsi...
by AG2012
Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:49 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: ART NOUVEAU SILVER OPERA/THEATRE PURSE
Replies: 5
Views: 2269

ART NOUVEAU SILVER OPERA/THEATRE PURSE

http://i42.tinypic.com/2ccl6r6.jpg http://i41.tinypic.com/hwmrdu.jpg http://i39.tinypic.com/34xmf5i.jpg Art Nouveau Russian silver opera/theatre purse. The purse is hand engraved with a spider on her web. The spider's body is set with two oval cabochon blue sapphires for the body and for the head. ...
by AG2012
Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: SAUCE BOAT
Replies: 6
Views: 1500

Re: SAUCE BOAT

Thanks Zolotnik, darf ich Danke sagen?
by AG2012
Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: SAUCE BOAT
Replies: 6
Views: 1500

Re: SAUCE BOAT

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Sauce boat - hand chasing.

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