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by AG2012
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Silversmith ID-snuff box
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: Silversmith ID-snuff box

Hi,
Федор Максимов, мастер из Москвы (Fedor Maksimov, Moscow master).
Typical niello made by him in the thirties, 19th century.
Discussed on Russian forum; no doubt whatsoever.
Regards

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by AG2012
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Spoon London 1817
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Spoon London 1817

Hi,
Helmet of this form in profile was used by esquire and gentlemen. Also, the monogram does not look like royal cypher. That said, the spoon belonged to lower nobility.
Regards
by AG2012
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Silversmith ID-snuff box
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: Silversmith ID-snuff box

No town mark at all ? Why is that ?
by AG2012
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: HELP Needed; Truly No Idea About History, etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: HELP Needed; Truly No Idea About History, etc.

Do not use abrasive polishers to avoid damage to silver plating.
On the other hand, gentle buffing with liquid rouge on soft cloth can protect the surface from further tarnish, at least for some time if the shaker is exposed to air.
Regards
by AG2012
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Sweden silver box
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: Sweden silver box

Qrt.S is right about the year, it is 1948. (X8)
Have a nice evening
by AG2012
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Sweden silver box
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: Sweden silver box

Hi, The only S&K in Malmö was Sjögren & Komstadius Aktiebolag, active in Malmö between the years 1928 to 1964. Y in date letter is clear, therefore it could be 1949. The technique is called samorodok in Russian, meaning that the metal is in its pure or natural state found as nuggets. This re...
by AG2012
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Lion's head anomaly
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Lion's head anomaly

That`s extremely valuable information (I mean 500 punches delivered annually to the Company). I have mentioned on several occasions in regard of marks and punches in various countries; we often exaggerate assaying silver as if it was meant to conform with our perception of supposedly immaculate mark...
by AG2012
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: HELP Needed; Truly No Idea About History, etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: HELP Needed; Truly No Idea About History, etc.

But this is not the mark of J.A. Henckels Solingen. Or is it ?
Although perfectly matching form of their iconic zeppelin cocktail shaker.
Regards
by AG2012
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Lion's head anomaly
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Lion's head anomaly

Hi,
I think it is 1839. Leopard`s head uncrowned and Queen Victoria.
Regards
by AG2012
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German or Italy?
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: German or Italy?

The firm made items for the church, including silver and textile, as well as secular items made of other metals. I am not familiar with their production linked to catholic church and the Vatican. Hopefully, somebody will shed more light. Not everything we Google for is available online right now. re...
by AG2012
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German or Italy?
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: German or Italy?

Hi, Franz Xavier Dutzenberg was a silversmith in Krefeld , Germany, founded 1849. Spelling Crefeld on your chalice was used before 1925. Those are vessels for holy communion; paten and chalice (a plate used for holding the bread during the Eucharist and sometimes as a cover for the chalice.) Regards
by AG2012
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: London hallmark, 1733?
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: London hallmark, 1733?

Can you show us better close up of the marks indicated with my red arrow. ?
800 in an oval mark on the right is often seen on 20th century Italian silver, but could be from elsewhere.


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by AG2012
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: London hallmark, 1733?
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: London hallmark, 1733?

Hi,
Above are real marks; looks like 800 on the right.
Well preserved gilding, millesimal fineness standard - red flag in regard of 18th century, George II silver.
Wishful thinking: later restrike with lower standard.
Regards
by AG2012
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Hallmarks Sterling Spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Hallmarks Sterling Spoon

Family crest motto Fortiter, fideliter, féliciter is a Latin phrase meaning Boldly, faithfully, and happily.
Used by many.
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by AG2012
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Mystery sterling
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: Mystery sterling

Hi,
Tea cup holder, glass insert missing; no controversy here.
Regards
by AG2012
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Please help me identify silversmith of Jam container
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: Please help me identify silversmith of Jam container

Hi,
Are we sure about L.D. after all ?
There were several silversmiths with la note de musique sur une portée.
Regards
by AG2012
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Silver spoons
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Silver spoons

Hi, Qrt.S is right about initials Н Я .(The same on both spoons?)They belong to Nikolay YANICHKIN Dmitrievich (Николай ЯНИЧКИН Дмитриевич) who worked at 3abalkan, No18 (3абалканский, 18) until 1895 when last recorded. In regard of the coat of arms; must be new money nobility who even bought titles (...
by AG2012
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Silver spoons
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Silver spoons

Hi,
Silver standard .875 (old standard 84 zolotnik) assayed in St Petersburg by AC (Aleksandr Sevr) in 1895.
Cannot identify maker`s initials.
Heraldic crown with seven pearls is for baron, not royalty.
Regards
by AG2012
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: horse rider button with several marks on front
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: horse rider button with several marks on front

Excellent example how to read Hanau pseudo marks (full set of buttons showed by Trev).
The rule of thumb; only one mark is needed for positive identification, no need to have several matching marks.
In this particular example, Karl Kurz used almost full repertoire of his marks.
Regards
by AG2012
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: G inside V George Voss?
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: G inside V George Voss?

Exactly.

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