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by AG2012
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: European Hallmark?
Replies: 8
Views: 318

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: 318

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 ...
by AG2012
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian silver spoon - Stefan Wäkevä?
Replies: 13
Views: 361

Re: Russian silver spoon - Stefan Wäkevä?

Hi, There was a discussion in regard of a Polish nobility coat of arms here: https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=55989 The point was that a single coat of arm can refer to hundreds of families. And with a simple monogram there are literally millions possibilities who might be the...
by AG2012
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian silver spoon - Stefan Wäkevä?
Replies: 13
Views: 361

Re: Russian silver spoon - Stefan Wäkevä?

Hi, No confusion with maker`s G.O. initials for Åkerblom family name.I think,being in Russia,he conformed with phonetic transcription of swedish sound Å which is pronounced as O (either short or long). In regard of searching for the owner based on engraved monogram it is an impossible task unless th...
by AG2012
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: sterling fish with mystery mark
Replies: 2
Views: 671

Re: sterling fish with mystery mark

Hi,
Hungary import mark for sterling silver 1966 - 1999.
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by AG2012
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Help with Identifying Russian Royal (?) Insignia on Knife & Fork
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Help with Identifying Russian Royal (?) Insignia on Knife & Fork

Hatching is a conventional system for monochrome denotation (e.g. engraving) of heraldic armory, whereby the tinctures (colours) are represented by dots and lines.
Vertical lines above represent red or gules in heraldic terms.
by AG2012
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Help with Identifying Russian Royal (?) Insignia on Knife & Fork
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Help with Identifying Russian Royal (?) Insignia on Knife & Fork

Hi, It's unbelievable people are still fascinated with nobility and buy silver because of family crests.But it's not for me to judge. The facts: Approximately 9,000 families were awarded about 15,000 coats of arms. Many families were awarded multiple coats of arms, some up to 20. There are approxima...
by AG2012
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Shot glass - purposely destroyed hallmark?
Replies: 17
Views: 788

Re: Russian Shot glass - purposely destroyed hallmark?

"destroy" a piece of art At the time when marks were destroyed it was far from being considered a piece of art, it was simply an utilitarian vodka shot made the day before yesterday with many similar items flying around and easily affordable by families of moderate income.And close to the...
by AG2012
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Podstakannik - unknown maker's mark "АИ" early 20th C
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: Podstakannik - unknown maker's mark "АИ" early 20th C

ШОКЛЕНДЕРъ (Shoklender) is Jewish family name.
Letter ъ (the "hard sign") in final position became obsolete (Simplification of the Orthography whose proposals of 11 May 1917 formed the basis of the new rules soon adopted by the Ministry of Popular Education).
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by AG2012
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Podstakannik - unknown maker's mark "АИ" early 20th C
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: Podstakannik - unknown maker's mark "АИ" early 20th C

The technique is called PIERCING (cutting,piercing with jeweler saw). First a hole is made, very fine jeweler saw is inserted and the design cut out. The result depends how skilled the silversmith is.The item shown here is genuine,overall wavy art nouveau design in harmony with piercing and parcel g...
by AG2012
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Podstakannik - unknown maker's mark "АИ" early 20th C
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: Podstakannik - unknown maker's mark "АИ" early 20th C

Hi, Most likely Adrian Ivanov in Moscow,founded 1893,known until 1917.PostnikovA-Loseva reference number 2179. The inscription in front upper row ``на память дорогому доктору`` (as a keepsake to dear doctor) Secondary marks to meet the legislation that every part has to be marked at the assay office...
by AG2012
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Austrian Secessionist Creamer - Hallmark of Pitcher
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Austrian Secessionist Creamer - Hallmark of Pitcher

Hi,
Beautiful,clean Vienna Secession design;biomorphic wavy lines, purified from every remnant of old style design,therefore justifying the name Art Nouveau.
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by AG2012
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Shot glass - purposely destroyed hallmark?
Replies: 17
Views: 788

Re: Russian Shot glass - purposely destroyed hallmark?

Hi, Erased and overstruck marks are not uncommon;the revolution cannot be the only culprit because the practice is observed elsewhere, too. It would be interesting to search for legislation (not only in Russia) in regard of this: Silver changed ownership due for various reasons;silversmiths died and...
by AG2012
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Old Dutch stamps ???
Replies: 19
Views: 639

Re: Old Dutch stamps ???

The discussion about particular Leiden marks and their variations would certainly make sense if found on 18th century silver item.
But marks appear on machine die stamped mass produced item most likely made well into 20 century.Not even very naive faker would apply so old Leiden marks.
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by AG2012
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Old Dutch stamps ???
Replies: 19
Views: 639

Re: Old Dutch stamps ???

Does not look like Hanau.They did reproductions of old silver and marked them accordingly with fantasy mark imitating old marks. Btw.not only Hanau, but also in The Netherlands and Switzerland (Atelier Bossard Luzern for example).Most of them simply wanted to to meet huge demand for``antique`` silve...
by AG2012
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Old Dutch stamps ???
Replies: 19
Views: 639

Re: Old Dutch stamps ???

Hi, First of all, die machine stamped metal sheet cannot be XVIII century.Silversmiths were very skilled at the time with raising silver on stakes, chasing, embossing,engraving. This bread or candy basket was obviously machine mass produced,and as clearly stated above nothing to do with the Netherla...
by AG2012
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Silver sugar box
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Silver sugar box

Hi, 12 Loth (.750) was used in Austria-Hungary Empire and Germany.When it is found with town mark and maker's mark,more precise attribution is possible.Otherwise,your Zuckerdose i.e.sugar box included,with 12 being the only mark, it is practically impossible to tell more than ``Austria or Germany``....
by AG2012
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Big compote spoon German
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Big compote spoon German

Hi, "Mond Krone, Raute mit Punkt, (crescent crown, square with dot)" Compare with the logo of HSV (Hamburger Sport Verein). Carl Wilhelm J. Pape, from Friesack, in Prussian Kingdom, received his concession nr. 88 on 27 June 1858 as a silversmith. On 31 December 1865 (?) he become member of...
by AG2012
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Austrian Secessionist Creamer - Hallmark of Pitcher
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Austrian Secessionist Creamer - Hallmark of Pitcher

Hi, Meisterpunze (Kanne - jug). Silversmith and silverware manufacturer Eduard Friedmann worked in Vienna from 1881 to 1919. Born 05. January 1853 in Győr (now in Hungary),died June 20 1924 in Vienna. His shop was known to execute designs by Rudolf Karger, Milla Weltmann,Hans Bolek, Philippe Hauser,...
by AG2012
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Strange object, Spain? Brasil? Portugal?
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Strange object, Spain? Brasil? Portugal?

Ink well, pounce pot or sander,a receptacle for quills in the middle,possibly a receptacle for sealing wax in front.

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