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by AG2012
Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Can you identify my teapot
Replies: 1
Views: 653

Re: Can you identify my teapot

Not consistent with any silver marks; you can check for silver easily,acid solutions available online at less than $20.But file where not too visible to remove possible silver-plating and then apply solution.It will turn deep red if silver.
by AG2012
Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Holy Cross Day
Replies: 9
Views: 2411

Re: Holy Cross Day

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Lancet knife marks a bit enlarged.My humble opinion it would be easier to engrave the plate than make those lines - scratches,marks,cuts.Some are shallow,some are deep enough.
by AG2012
Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Holy Cross Day
Replies: 9
Views: 2411

Re: Holy Cross Day

Both of you you are so kind;thank you.As for the purpose of the plate or whatever, it is used for communion, but it is not a part of diskos, which has the stand.The Greek church is within walking distance and the priest I met said Russian priests practiced to cut prosphora (bread)on the tray like th...
by AG2012
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Holy Cross Day
Replies: 9
Views: 2411

Re: Holy Cross Day

Thank you! Actually,I was thinking about the discrepancy in years but it seemed too close,one year or so - item already in stock :-).I always wondered how it was determined when masters worked; entering the guild and leaving it (there are documents in archives)but probably also based on items they m...
by AG2012
Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Holy Cross Day
Replies: 9
Views: 2411

Holy Cross Day

http://i46.tinypic.com/148nbzm.jpg http://i47.tinypic.com/30s9ac3.jpg http://i46.tinypic.com/2rniw7l.jpg Moscow, AE? Dimension 13 cm across. I suppose this is where bread was cut for Holy Cross Day ceremony (Кресту Твоему поклоняемся,Владыко should mean Lord,we worship...
by AG2012
Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Unknown Reval master
Replies: 39
Views: 10242

Re: Unknown Reval master

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Not much help,unfortunately;this is all I have found in Rosenberg.
Regards
by AG2012
Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Please help me about this ring
Replies: 3
Views: 2399

Re: Please help me about this ring

http://i50.tinypic.com/2hr0nld.jpg Cannot tell for Sweden but people often want their silver or jewelry tested at the assay office.One does not need to be an importer to ask for it. The ring is old,19th century;the way it is made,settings are worn and one prong - claw - in the setting is missing.Th...
by AG2012
Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Finnish enameled spoon, Turku
Replies: 2
Views: 1251

Re: Finnish enameled spoon, Turku

Thanks a lot.Found it;a historical province in Finland.Those souvenir spoons were nice in the past.I have never searched for them but kept what I liked.Thanks again.
by AG2012
Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Unknown Reval master
Replies: 39
Views: 10242

Re: Unknown Reval master

Pernu,but it was much earlier.

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by AG2012
Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Finnish enameled spoon, Turku
Replies: 2
Views: 1251

Finnish enameled spoon, Turku

http://i49.tinypic.com/kejfaw.jpg http://i45.tinypic.com/opzq7d.jpg http://i49.tinypic.com/282ktgp.jpg Gilt spoon, hand painted enamel; Turku 1948.Maker - eagle? What does the lynx stand for? It is not in the coat of arms of Turku. 1. The maker? 2. The lynx? N.B.There is a huge number of enamel spo...
by AG2012
Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Edvard Kindt-Larsen,Denmark, spoon
Replies: 0
Views: 1692

Edvard Kindt-Larsen,Denmark, spoon

http://i48.tinypic.com/zuf59d.jpg http://i46.tinypic.com/65zldu.jpg http://i50.tinypic.com/vymyq8.jpg http://i47.tinypic.com/ml5k5g.jpg http://i45.tinypic.com/5x02zb.jpg http://i45.tinypic.com/1rpwme.jpg Edvard Kindt-Larsen (1901—1982) was a Danish architect and designer who worked closely together...
by AG2012
Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Identifying an old ring. possibly from WW2
Replies: 3
Views: 1094

Re: Identifying an old ring. possibly from WW2

I respect the reliable provenance; meaning there is no doubt the ring was found among other Nazi things in the attic, and not disturbed within 70 years or so. You should try this excellent British forum on WW II relics; they know much and would probably answer the most important question; is it genu...
by AG2012
Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Centerpiece? Help please...
Replies: 11
Views: 2923

Re: Russian Centerpiece? Help please...

Thank you all so much for your kind attention to my questions. You may be interested to watch an engraver doing it in a traditional way (the block is moved by hand). The piece of silver he does is flat, though, a bit easier than three dimensional objects. The second video shows machine engraving pro...
by AG2012
Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Unusual silver ring with unknown marks
Replies: 7
Views: 1991

Re: Unusual silver ring with unknown marks

Compare: Rosenberg, band IV;Norway,Bergen,page 422: mark number 7754 ``Sieben Punkte ohne Turm`` (seven dots without tower) shown for 1844. Rosenberg, Bergen, page 423, mark number 7758 shown for 1820. Cannot be later — the marks have changed. So it is Bergen, 1825 , there was no 925 number for stan...
by AG2012
Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Centerpiece? Help please...
Replies: 11
Views: 2923

Re: Russian Centerpiece? Help please...

Amazing piece of history;thank you so much.May I ask again? Is this kovsh shown here cast? It does not look hand engraved to me.Does this fact help in recognizing genuine silver - deep engraving like this is vary difficult and time consuming? Punching lucrative fake marks on already existing kovshi ...
by AG2012
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Cup and saucer - no glass insert?
Replies: 0
Views: 870

Cup and saucer - no glass insert?

http://i49.tinypic.com/347z1c5.jpg Cup and saucer by Franz Rumwolf, parcel gilt, Vienna, Diana’s head. The question: was there a glass or china insert in there? Unlike tea cup/glass cup holders, it seems no insert would fit in here; it would fall out when drinking. Besides, it was probably meant fo...
by AG2012
Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:51 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Centerpiece? Help please...
Replies: 11
Views: 2923

Re: Russian Centerpiece? Help please...

Excuse me, I did not follow the discussion regarding this fake; please, tell me whether the kovsh is cast? (Qrt.S Mentioned marks being in the exactly same place).There is only one close-up here and it looks cast to me; the entire décor. So deep engraving, chiseling or, better to say, practically c...
by AG2012
Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Help With A piece of jewewry Please!
Replies: 5
Views: 2596

Re: Help With A piece of jewewry Please!

Yes, it is F J Davis & Co (registered Jul 1914).
by AG2012
Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Help With A piece of jewewry Please!
Replies: 5
Views: 2596

Re: Help With A piece of jewewry Please!

It should be Edward Durban & Co,Birmingham,but there is something else in the mark in front I cannot read well. 1890..1897. Date letter is not clear.
by AG2012
Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Unusual silver ring with unknown marks
Replies: 7
Views: 1991

Re: Unusual silver ring with unknown marks

Excuse me ; II should not in Roman letters - it is 11, therefore November

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