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by AG2012
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Austro-Hungarian (?) town mark: 1803 K
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Austro-Hungarian (?) town mark: 1803 K

Hi, Most likely Ljubljana Slovenia (Laibach) There is a controversy here:the mark of 1806 had letter L (probably for Laibach) then in 1807 letter K was assigned to Ljubljana (letter L was for Trieste,Italy). Shield with eagle, letter L below, 13 above and date 1806 (eagle in the mark perfectly match...
by AG2012
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Enamel cigarette case
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: Enamel cigarette case

Enamel is in good condition for its age and expected wear and minor imperfections. If it was damaged,repair was possible only with colors of some kind,because refiring enamel at 800 degrees Celsius is out of question. So,if there are suspicious places,use carefully the tip of a needle to test,it wil...
by AG2012
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Grachev Brothers Spoons - Imperial Cypher?
Replies: 14
Views: 401

Re: Grachev Brothers Spoons - Imperial Cypher?

The same source;This one is obviously soldered (not very dangerous fake,though).

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The same source;family or single,according to taste-always in stock.
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by AG2012
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Vesta case
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Vesta case

Birmingham 1900 but cannot identify the maker`s initials.
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by AG2012
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help to identify origin and age of this drageoir
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: Help to identify origin and age of this drageoir

Right, full set of regular German marks on this item.
by AG2012
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Help vesta case
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Help vesta case

Hi,
I think it's John Rose,the year is 1900.
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by AG2012
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Silver vesta case
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Silver vesta case

HI,
Howard James,registered March, 1881,matching the date letter on the vesta case (1883).
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by AG2012
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Grachev Brothers Spoons - Imperial Cypher?
Replies: 14
Views: 401

Re: Grachev Brothers Spoons - Imperial Cypher?

Now it makes sense ``how it's done``; the authentic spoon shown by Goldstein has NO Imperial cypher.A spoon of the same pattern was used and the cypher added, either a mold was made and spoons cast, or cyphers hard soldered (one cannot tell without having them in hands).Anyway,it is much easier than...
by AG2012
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Grachev Brothers Spoons - Imperial Cypher?
Replies: 14
Views: 401

Re: Grachev Brothers Spoons - Imperial Cypher?

Authentic,but cleaning would destroy Tzar`s DNA.
Perfectly matching Catherine The Great pocket watch and Alexander III diamond brooch from the same seller who offers authentic items from every generation of Russian emperors, just name it - they are always in stock.
by AG2012
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Grachev Brothers Spoons - Imperial Cypher?
Replies: 14
Views: 401

Re: Grachev Brothers Spoons - Imperial Cypher?

Facts without irony:more or less serious fakes of ancient Roman coins were produced in Bulgaria more than 30 years ago. ``Bulgarische Fälschung ! `` exclaimed the dealer in Vienna as soon as I showed him one rare Roman coin.Still,those coins and other ``ancient`` artefacts flooded the market (fibula...
by AG2012
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Grachev Brothers Spoons - Imperial Cypher?
Replies: 14
Views: 401

Re: Grachev Brothers Spoons - Imperial Cypher?

If there would be a proofed chain of ownership this would be vital for the proof of authenticity The Tzar family used those spoons in Winter Palace,and when the Palace was stormed, one of the Bolsheviks nicked them off the dining table and the lot finally ended up in Bulgaria. The SAME seller has o...
by AG2012
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Grachev Brothers Spoons - Imperial Cypher?
Replies: 14
Views: 401

Re: Grachev Brothers Spoons - Imperial Cypher?

FAKE.Origin: Bulgaria.
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by AG2012
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help to identify origin and age of this drageoir
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: Help to identify origin and age of this drageoir

By definition``Pseudo marks`` resemble old marks and it's difficult to say if they were used to deceive because many Hanau items,beside pseudo marks,had crescent and crown and millesimal fineness that absolutely excluded earlier centuries.
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by AG2012
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help to identify origin and age of this drageoir
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: Help to identify origin and age of this drageoir

Hi,
Hufeisen (Horseshoe) mark appears with AHK, not necessarily Hanau.
Rostock might be the candidate,too (the mark on a souvenir spoon from that town),an assumption,though.
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by AG2012
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Marks on pipe
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Marks on pipe

Literally translated from German ``sea foam``
by AG2012
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Marks on pipe
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Marks on pipe

The pipe was made of meerschaum
(a soft white clay like material consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate)
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by AG2012
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: European Hallmark?
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: European Hallmark?

Definitely 1872-1922, number 3 on the left for .800 fineness and there should be a letter in front of the head to determine assay office.
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by AG2012
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: European Hallmark?
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: European Hallmark?

Hi, This is the coat of arms of Hungarian Lonay family - nine pearls in the crown = Graff or Count. (Count Menyhért Lónyay de Nagylónya et Vásárosnamény was the Prime minister of Hungary from 1871 to 1872. For Diana`s head mark see here: https://www.925-1000.com/Faustria_02.html Try to identify the ...

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