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by AG2012
Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Wher does it come from?
Replies: 15
Views: 5590

Re: Wher does it come from?

If for the decor only:very early 19th century, but it does not tell us much - used often in 20th century silver.
Unfortunately, 900 speaks for itself, as said above.
by AG2012
Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Unknown Marks for country or maker.
Replies: 10
Views: 11873

Re: Unknown Marks for country or maker.

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The picture was upside down;it is silver 800.
by AG2012
Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Help needed ID'ing Russian/M0SC0W box- Many Marks
Replies: 6
Views: 2734

Re: Help needed ID'ing Russian/M0SC0W box- Many Marks

``And the style of the engraving?`` Neo rococo and neo baroque style consistent with mid 19th century taste throughout Europe at the time. Very skilled engraving; this is not easy to do, a very demanding task. I have not seen too many genuine Russian engravings from early and mid 19th century; not ...
by AG2012
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:04 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Please help to identify ancient Silver Fibula with Pin Stem
Replies: 10
Views: 4866

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

Great info by pinksteel. Imazighen people,Berbers,being one of the oldest nations,have been in contact with Ancient Romans but their fibula,very consistent in form with the one posted,was fixed differently (fixed needle and the ring).Would really like to see how it works.But again,it is not expected...
by AG2012
Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:47 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: French Silver Bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 1663

Re: French Silver Bowl

Not consistent with French silver marks;most probably silver plated.The number may indicate the thickness of silver plating - sometimes different thickness in a single cutlery set for obvious reason:some items are subject to considerable wear.Interesting issue;was it so expensive to have uniform sil...
by AG2012
Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Another unknown but INTERESTING mark...HELP!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 5908

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

Paris,small items, after 1819 but before 1838.
by AG2012
Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Vienna tray, maker W&C?
Replies: 2
Views: 2802

Re: Vienna tray, maker W&C?

Thanks a lot;you are so right about the style,too.Actually,when I removed wood for cleaning I found an old paper written in ink with this name,you know, that old German Frakturschrift handwriting.It was not properly cleaned for 100 years.The idea with wood was excellent;the tray is very stable and s...
by AG2012
Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Crackdown In Moscow - 1890
Replies: 13
Views: 3487

Re: Crackdown In Moscow - 1890

Oh, my God I am so glad it is you! On the other hand I should have known, and actually I suspected. I feel better now; somehow I felt an injustice was done to Postnikov`s research. You are so right about sources, particularly now with the plethora of information and links for everything — too many a...
by AG2012
Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Match case by Georg Jensen, designed by Harald Nielsen
Replies: 26
Views: 18994

Re: Match case by Georg Jensen, designed by Harald Nielsen

Yes, this is so true; design and quality. Was the concrete for The Sydney Opera House made in Denmark? No. Do we care who made the concrete? No. But it is Jørn Utzon we know. As long as GJ standards are met, we should not pay much attention if silver is made elsewhere. Still, I like to see ``Sterli...
by AG2012
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Crackdown In Moscow - 1890
Replies: 13
Views: 3487

Re: Crackdown In Moscow - 1890

The Global Refugee and Internally Displaced Persons Situtation By Matt Rosenberg History of Major Refugee Movements ``Major geopolitical transitions have caused some of the largest refugee migrations in the twentieth century.The Russian Revolution of 1917 caused approximately 1.5 million Russians wh...
by AG2012
Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Crackdown In Moscow - 1890
Replies: 13
Views: 3487

Re: Crackdown In Moscow - 1890

The fact:
The Russian Revolution of 1917 caused approximately 1.5 million Russians who opposed communism to flee. If only one in a hundred had something in his pocket (cigarette case) or in her purse (jewelry) it is 15 000 items.
by AG2012
Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Crackdown In Moscow - 1890
Replies: 13
Views: 3487

Re: Crackdown In Moscow - 1890

``Do you really think that the refuges who fled the revolution had as a first thing on their mind to take with them silver punches !!!???`` Was not talking about refugees but more or less organized evacuation during the war that lasted for years .It is amazing what Wrangel (or Vrangel) left in his ...
by AG2012
Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Please help to identify ancient Silver Fibula with Pin Stem
Replies: 10
Views: 4866

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

Forgot something; even if early medieval, and let alone in the ancient world, fibulae were not supposed to be marked. Now the function; fibulae were actually brooches to fasten clothing. How does this one work? Is the needle hinged somehow? I don’t think so; it seems only the ring is free to rotate,...
by AG2012
Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Please help to identify ancient Silver Fibula with Pin Stem
Replies: 10
Views: 4866

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

http://i46.tinypic.com/343hxjn.jpg http://i48.tinypic.com/2rqius2.jpg Almost half of the mark is obliterated by the clasp attachment. One cannot strike marks like that. It seems the clasp attachment was soldered later over the mark. Is it soft solder — tin — it looks like that? You can check easily...
by AG2012
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help me to identify my glass.
Replies: 4
Views: 1756

Re: Help me to identify my glass.

Thanks Trev
This could be Rennes or Paris (capital letter B under the crown),but I have seen many faked Paris marks and this one looks like that; too sharp contours of B, almost as if drilled - easier to make the tool.Can it be Paris 1670? Not likely.
by AG2012
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Match case by Georg Jensen, designed by Harald Nielsen
Replies: 26
Views: 18994

Re: Match case by Georg Jensen, designed by Harald Nielsen

Hi again, DebL and everyone, Is GJ mark I posted fake? We still don’t know, will wait for the answer by GJ at Amagertorv 4 shop. Will they disclose they make holloware in Italy? Who knows. As for jewelry: `` Our jewelry is crafted in our jewelry workshop in Thailand`` I mean, what is the definition ...
by AG2012
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Box with applied filigree - Stuhlweißenburg, Székesfehérvár?
Replies: 4
Views: 1966

Re: Box with applied filigree - Stuhlweißenburg, Székesfehér

Your information is very valuable; I suspected silversmiths even made their own town marks, contrary to well organized guild rules in Habsburg Empire (even in small towns). This is interesting linguistic issue; they often used the word ``BROBMEISTER`` for assay master. Corrupted German word ``Probem...
by AG2012
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Match case by Georg Jensen, designed by Harald Nielsen
Replies: 26
Views: 18994

Re: Match case by Georg Jensen, designed by Harald Nielsen

Hallmarking of Danish silver safeguards exports ``Georg Jensen A/S and the Danish Assay Office have signed an agreement on the hallmarking of gold and silverware intended for export to the UK`` ``Georg Jensen A/S and Dyrberg/Kern A/S now have their precious metal products hallmarked in accordance w...
by AG2012
Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Vienna tray, maker W&C?
Replies: 2
Views: 2802

Vienna tray, maker W&C?

http://i50.tinypic.com/103he6q.jpg http://i50.tinypic.com/1e5auc.jpg http://i45.tinypic.com/2ztc3u9.jpg Oval tray with mounted fruitwood base; 24 inches, 47 oz (without wood). Dianakopf mark with ``A`` and ``3`` for 0.800. Maker W&C ? Thanks for looking.
by AG2012
Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:44 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help me to identify my glass.
Replies: 4
Views: 1756

Re: Help me to identify my glass.

Better pictures of the marks,please.

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