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by AG2012
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Silver item 17-18th century
Replies: 39
Views: 964

Re: Silver item 17-18th century

Hi,
Beschau für Fraustadt, Posen-West Prussia
Meistermarke M.R. (not identified).
Happy new year

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by AG2012
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Spoon from Denmark
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: Spoon from Denmark

Hi,
Letter in the middle is damaged: is it P.J.C. ?
If so, the maker is Poul John Clausen.
Can you identify the year ?
Regards
by AG2012
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Coffee Spoons - Faberge? - With Images!
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Russian Coffee Spoons - Faberge? - With Images!

You mentioned Scandinavian silversmiths. They are probably the best enamellers in the world.
I suppose you have Scandinavian spoons to compare with this enamel (no need to elaborate poor quality).
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by AG2012
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Coffee Spoons - Faberge? - With Images!
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Russian Coffee Spoons - Faberge? - With Images!

Hi,
Sorry, spoons are worthless fake of extremely poor quality and faked marks, not even a dangerous fake.

Regards
by AG2012
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Georg Jensen Gravy Ladle
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: Georg Jensen Gravy Ladle

Hi,
Pyramid pattern was designed in 1926 by HARALD NIELSEN.
Mark: Dotted oval intaglio lettering has been used since 1945.
Meaning, your ladle was made after 1945.
Regards
by AG2012
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Silver item 17-18th century
Replies: 39
Views: 964

Re: Silver item 17-18th century

Badly neglected silver exposed to various acidic fumes in air and elements tend to oxidize in unusual way.
Clean it, please.
Regards
by AG2012
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help identifying Maker's Mark on Tea Glass Holder
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Help identifying Maker's Mark on Tea Glass Holder

Hi,
It is Vereinigte Silberwarenfabriken AG - Düsseldorf. The mark is not always struck the same way and slightly different variants of the mark are seen.
Regards
by AG2012
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Hanau ?
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Hanau ?

Hi, Schleissner used crowned mark with the letter combination RC (in their 1910 catalog). Of course, perfect match of Hanau marks is seldom expected. But RC of Schleissner is more distinctive than e.g. letter A with acorn above used by Storck and Sinsheimer. Therefore, I opt for Schleissner. Regards
by AG2012
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: PJP - Unknown Hallmark, need ID?
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: PJP - Unknown Hallmark, need ID?

Happy New Year Qrt.S

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by AG2012
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: PJP - Unknown Hallmark, need ID?
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: PJP - Unknown Hallmark, need ID?

Hi,
It is Scandinavian 'Hovedvansaeg' vinaigrette/container.
'Hovedvansaeg' literally means 'head-water egg' and is a pocket container for aromatic liquid or salts. A Scandinavian young man would indicate his intentions by presenting one of these little 'hovedvansaegs' to his beloved.
Regards
by AG2012
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Gold ring with Maltese Cross
Replies: 9
Views: 662

Re: Gold ring with Maltese Cross

Hi,
For a reason unknown to me, letter F within a rectangle with cut corners does appear on Maltese precious metals. (British import F is within an oval).
C18 does not belong to British system. But being British colony at the time, Malta could have used the crown mark for gold.
Regards
by AG2012
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Need help identifying this canteen of cutlery
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Need help identifying this canteen of cutlery

9,4,7 and 40 are clearly seen, so my assumption (India) was wrong.
The symbol after 9, 4 and 7 could indicate 90, 40 and 70 grams of pure silver used for electroplating.
See here:
https://www.925-1000.com/a_platenumbers.html
I cannot tell more; let`s wait.
Regards
by AG2012
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Need help identifying this canteen of cutlery
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Need help identifying this canteen of cutlery

Hi, Just guessing. The number (upside down) is reminiscent of Devanagari used in India subcontinent. Number 19. Different numbers on cutlery indicate number of grams of pure silver used for electroplating one set of spoons, forks etc. It would be interesting to see what other numbers look like. Rega...
by AG2012
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: OLD Carved Harpoon
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: OLD Carved Harpoon

Hi, It is a fish serving set. Unfortunately, there is no maker`s mark. Patent number tells us the manufacturer wanted their design registered and protected from being copied. Almost sure it is not made of silver, but either silver plated or e.g. ``Nickel silver`` copper, nickel and zinc alloy. Faux ...
by AG2012
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Silver purity
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: Silver purity

Hi, 1.It was NOT mandatory to mark silver fineness in Loth numbers. Many, many examples: town mark + maker`s mark. 2. Reichsgesetzblatt (Imperial Law Gazette),dated January 10 1886 in Berlin, published legislation (Bestimmung) of marks on gold and silver within the German empire with the following s...
by AG2012
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Can anyone ID this sterling maker's mark??
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Re: Can anyone ID this sterling maker's mark??

Hi,
It`s obviously I.N.D. for I.N. DEITSCH - New York, NY
Active 1904-c.1920
Regards
by AG2012
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Basket ID
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: Basket ID

Contradicting facts; machine die stamped silver in very early 19th century, and at the same time obviously poor craftsmanship. Stamping steel tools are very expensive and profitable only if applied in mass production. Again, Tremolierstich is done deliberately over one mark in order to make it illeg...
by AG2012
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help identifying mark. Sliding trivet plate?
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Help identifying mark. Sliding trivet plate?

Hi,
E.G. Webster and Son (It is silver plated).
See here:
https://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_W2.html

Regards
by AG2012
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: What is it? 1700's spoon has some weird alterations.
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: What is it? 1700's spoon has some weird alterations.

Hi, In regard of dots arrow 2 I think they are traces left after hard soldering repair (I have done it, too). Nothing to worry about. The problem is soldering line (arrow 1) as if the bowl was attached to the handle at this point. Normally, spoons are not made this way, I mean soldering the bowl to ...
by AG2012
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Hanau silver?
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Hanau silver?

It is a chatelaine (a decorative belt hook), so it must have been made in late 19th century and when imported in 1899 was still fashionable to have it fastened to the belt with several appendages.

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