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by AG2012
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Possible Faberge?
Replies: 9
Views: 4035

Re: Possible Faberge?

Eagerly waiting for additional photos; although very, very improbable they might change our opinion. Very interested in the way the cut glass was fixed to the rim.
Regards
by AG2012
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Help Russian marks cigarette case
Replies: 15
Views: 6057

Re: Help Russian marks cigarette case

If we only had a chance to sit together and examine either suspicious or genuine pieces, I am almost 100% sure we would agree on everything. I do not rely on books at all; fortunately I have spent some time working with silver. The future will tell — I am sure our opinions will not diverge - sometim...
by AG2012
Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Unknown Austria-Hungary town mark
Replies: 9
Views: 3441

Unknown Austria-Hungary town mark

http://i45.tinypic.com/2ev6id0.jpg http://i47.tinypic.com/v49hl2.jpg Salt cellar in Biedermeier style, unknown town mark; most probably Austria- Hungary; 13 Lot. Sometimes I buy silver for the sake of research purposes. This mark is most probably Austria — Hungary. Have not seen it so far, not docu...
by AG2012
Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Help Russian marks cigarette case
Replies: 15
Views: 6057

Re: Help Russian marks cigarette case

My dear Zolotnik, Please, let’s end the discussion leading nowhere; OK — there were only 7 prescribed and legislated forms and dimensions of cigarette cases in Russia. I cannot prove otherwise, because some of mine are 1/4 inches shorter and therefore fakes. I can live with that, honestly. On the ot...
by AG2012
Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Help with the armorial on a 1746 salver
Replies: 4
Views: 3678

Re: Help with the armorial on a 1746 salver

Hand engraved as expected - very nice and skilled work.
Family crest of the original owner? Early 18th century silver was too often ``embellished`` during Victorian period.De gustibus non est disputandum.
Worth searching for;start with the hand.Not an easy task,though.Good luck.
by AG2012
Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Mirror (frame) by Sebastian Garrard
Replies: 6
Views: 3708

Re: Mirror (frame) by Sebastian Garrard

Hello again Trev, You helped a lot providing the clue where to start searching. Called the previous owner of the frame for additional information. The provenance: his grand-grand father who immigrated to Canada and Serbian FIRST STEAMSHIP COMPANY engaged under the command of Admiral Sir Ernest Troub...
by AG2012
Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Mirror (frame) by Sebastian Garrard
Replies: 6
Views: 3708

Re: Mirror (frame) by Sebastian Garrard

Thank you so much! I remember Garrard repaired Norwegian crown some time ago. 1915 is interesting.The frame must have been given during The Great War;Serbia was incorporated in The Kingdom of Yugoslavia after WW I. Will try to search for provenance;many British services and regiments were engaged in...
by AG2012
Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Mirror (frame) by Sebastian Garrard
Replies: 6
Views: 3708

Re: Mirror (frame) by Sebastian Garrard

Right,plain 'SG' here, but crowned ``Garrard & Co`` in full lettering.Plain ``SG`` was legislated mark, as you said.It seems they had full liberty with additional marks in whatever lettering, including the street.Have searched and there is no crown over ``Garrard & Co,Albemarle St`` But this...
by AG2012
Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Possible Faberge?
Replies: 9
Views: 4035

Re: Possible Faberge?

http://i47.tinypic.com/wjb2gl.jpg I find this piece suspicious based on this: 1.The mark is not well struck and almost every letter in К.Фаберже is not what we except from Faberge 2.The circular mark like this would not leave any serious assay office.Let`s have in mind even in provincial to...
by AG2012
Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Mirror (frame) by Sebastian Garrard
Replies: 6
Views: 3708

Mirror (frame) by Sebastian Garrard

http://i49.tinypic.com/29oq3wo.jpg http://i46.tinypic.com/90yhwh.jpg http://i48.tinypic.com/21mypvr.jpg http://i50.tinypic.com/2ldeeh.jpg Dressing table facet mirror (or photo frame) with easel back by Sebastian Garrard. Measures: 14.5``X 11`` Net silver weight: 15.3 oz./ 435gr Fully hallmarked for...
by AG2012
Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help me please to identify the country and the silversmithÑŽ
Replies: 1
Views: 945

Re: Help me please to identify the country and the silversmi

http://i45.tinypic.com/35a56w2.jpg http://i50.tinypic.com/m8g3sh.jpg http://i50.tinypic.com/nb7pev.jpg Hello again, All I can tell there is a key in the central mark, but nothing even close to be found in Tardy, nor Rosenberg. Being benevolent (this is what we are here, after all) let me tell somet...
by AG2012
Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Cannot identify this mark. Is it a family crest?
Replies: 6
Views: 4172

Re: Cannot identify this mark. Is it a family crest?

Why would one engrave a family crest on the back with a serial number? Are there any other marks? Well made,well engraved - cannot be without any silver marks.Besides, the monogram is really hand engraved, the crest is impressed - stamped.Whenever I see items like this I ask myself if it is silver;t...
by AG2012
Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Another unknown but INTERESTING mark...HELP!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 5754

Re: Another unknown but INTERESTING mark...HELP!!!

Not too important any more; solved.
There are often similar shapes; hare head in this particular case. Fortunately, not common; they preferred lions and eagles. But the choice was rather limited; when was ``en losange`` legislated? 1797. Then, an easy task: to look after this year.
by AG2012
Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Maker C.NAHRATH – Schlesien,Ostpreußen,Galizien?
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

Re: Maker C.NAHRATH — Schlesien,Ostpreußen,Galizien?

My God, thank you so much; spent hours and hours searching in Deutsches Reich and the fact it was brought from Poland misled me.
Vielen Dank und schöne Grüße
by AG2012
Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Maker C.NAHRATH – Schlesien,Ostpreußen,Galizien?
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

Maker C.NAHRATH — Schlesien,Ostpreußen,Galizien?

http://i47.tinypic.com/5y7lzs.jpg http://i50.tinypic.com/2n64vag.jpg Circular box 3.5`` across the lid, 2.5`` tall. Heavy - gauge silver. 13 Lot Maker’s mark is very clear: C.NAHRATH The second mark is most probably town mark in full lettering; Legible letters: …SELDO…. S for sure E probably F L pr...
by AG2012
Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Paris ``art nouveau`` vesta case, maker ``CM``?
Replies: 7
Views: 3576

Re: Paris ``art nouveau`` vesta case, maker ``CM``?

C.Murat was discussed here:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=22691
But how could I know? When opened his mark in Google I found this link.
by AG2012
Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Paris ``art nouveau`` vesta case, maker ``CM``?
Replies: 7
Views: 3576

Re: Paris ``art nouveau`` vesta case, maker ``CM``?

Hi, Zilver2 and JayT , Thank you so much; I was actually confused with two different marks, both with ``CT``. It is very reasonable to have retailers in mind, they often struck their own marks — sometimes even more prominent than maker’s mark. Fortunately, the legislation in France is excellent and ...
by AG2012
Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Paris ``art nouveau`` vesta case, maker ``CM``?
Replies: 7
Views: 3576

Re: Paris ``art nouveau`` vesta case, maker ``CM``?

Just crossed my mind;is it Charles Murat? He worked at the turn of 19th century and was strongly influenced by art nouveau.
But then another question; have seen C. Murat silver with ``departements`` crab mark.Where did he work?
by AG2012
Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Please help to identify ancient Silver Fibula with Pin Stem
Replies: 10
Views: 4770

Re: Please help to identify ancient Silver Fibula with Pin S

You are right;the needle is fixed,the ring rotates.Thanks a lot.
by AG2012
Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Paris ``art nouveau`` vesta case, maker ``CM``?
Replies: 7
Views: 3576

Paris ``art nouveau`` vesta case, maker ``CM``?

http://i46.tinypic.com/51u8n.jpg http://i49.tinypic.com/jqor41.jpg ``Art nouveau`` vesta case. ``Small items mark`` for Paris. 0.800, used after 1838, struck twice as expected. The maker ``CM``, one ``en losange``. Maker`s mark ``en losange`` was legislated in 1797. Why two different maker’s marks ...

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