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by dnl
Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Persian silver hallmark reference book?
Replies: 4
Views: 3007

Re: Persian silver hallmark reference book?

Hello, The World Hallmarks book series is planning to come out with the second volume. The first was on Europe, the second is the Middle East, Africa, Asia. While the book is not released yet, it is suppose to be some time this summer. It may not help you now but should have what everyone has been l...
by dnl
Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:44 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Unknown mark
Replies: 4
Views: 2691

Re: Unknown mark

The date marks is for 1953-1958.
by dnl
Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:09 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Need help with Egyptian Hallmark
Replies: 2
Views: 2694

Re: Need help with Egyptian Hallmark

Hello Cyberdan,

Your date letter on the right was use from 1989 until 1992.
Hope that helps.
by dnl
Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Arabic Hallmark help ID, please!
Replies: 2
Views: 2479

Re: Arabic Hallmark help ID, please!

While it would nice if we could tell you all you want to know about the piece, the hallmarks on these earrings are only a fineness mark. The image that has the hallmark closest says the item is made of 80% silver. The image of the hallmark on the other earring shows the assay office mark above the f...
by dnl
Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: egyptian silver mark
Replies: 2
Views: 3568

Re: egyptian silver mark

The extra dot is an indication that the Arabic character is on it's second use as a date letter. It would differentiate the letter used for 1946-7, and the same letter used for 1997-8. The 'cross with loop' is called an ANKH. It was often portrayed as being carried by the 'Gods' of ancient Egypt. It...
by dnl
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: Gold - Single Image
Topic: Tremblant Brooch
Replies: 4
Views: 2522

Re: Tremblant Brooch

The image that I saw had a skeleton key in the center with T on the left side and C on the other. It was oriented with the length of the key running parallel with the longer length of the lozenge. I saw it in a quirky program I got a few years ago that is a hit or miss when trying to finding a mark ...
by dnl
Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Gold - Single Image
Topic: Can you please help with this one ?
Replies: 1
Views: 3178

Re: Can you please help with this one ?

Yes, indeed, this is an Egyptian hallmark. The line up from left to right is as follows... -The fineness in Arabic characters for 1 and 8 or 18k. -Within this first mark is the assay office insignia - Cairo -The second or middle mark is the ibis which is the Egyptian mark for gold -The final mark is...
by dnl
Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:07 am
Forum: Gold - Single Image
Topic: Tremblant Brooch
Replies: 4
Views: 2522

Re: Tremblant Brooch

It looks like a maker's mark attributed to Thomas Cléricetti who registered it from 1882 to 1893 in Paris.
Hope that helps!
by dnl
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: Gold - Single Image
Topic: Anyone know this hallmark?
Replies: 11
Views: 8396

Re: Anyone know this hallmark?

Sorry to pipe in so late... To add to what oel has written, the center image is indeed a maker's mark. It was registered to a Guimarães João de Oliveira in 1951. (Marcas de Contrastes, pg380) The last mark on the right is actually the rooster's head facing right. Often, precious metal components w...
by dnl
Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Help identifying marks on silver wrist torc
Replies: 2
Views: 2124

Re: Help identifying marks on silver wrist torc

Dear Dragestil, Your bracelet has its origins in Sweden. The 925 speaks for itself, but the G is the telling hallmark from the town of Skelleftea. The KNN would be the maker and if looked up, KNN is-was used by the following firm from a nearby town of Vannas... KNN Kingdom of Gold VÄNNÄS 1983-2007...
by dnl
Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Egyptian Silver Plate Hallmarks?
Replies: 6
Views: 18675

Re: Egyptian Silver Plate Hallmarks?

Dear Dognose, I too have had the problem of deciphering the Egyptian date letters. The largest problem is that what is designated by the Egyptian Assay Office as a date letter, looks completely different when struck because of the Arabic charactering. I have been collecting images of date letters an...
by dnl
Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:02 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Egyptian Silver Plate Hallmarks?
Replies: 6
Views: 18675

Re: Egyptian Silver Plate Hallmarks?

To follow up...

I have just now heard back from the Cairo Assay Office. The date mark is for 1948.

Hope that helps.
by dnl
Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Iraq or Iran , Assistance Required on Unknown marks
Replies: 3
Views: 3174

Re: Iraq or Iran , Assistance Required on Unknown marks

Dear dartsil, These marks are indeed Egyptian as identified by the lotus blossom in the center box. The marks have been polished so well that the details of the hallmarks are somewhat lost. The left box may be showing a 9 and 0 which would be 90% silver fineness. The detail above the fineness would ...
by dnl
Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Egyptian Silver Plate Hallmarks?
Replies: 6
Views: 18675

Re: Egyptian Silver Plate Hallmarks?

Dear ckbawden, Actually, the well worn mark above the fineness mark in the first box on the left is the assay office mark for Cairo. The three digits below it are the Arabic characters for 900. The center is indeed the lotus, in use from 1946 and indicates the item is silver. The last box is the dat...
by dnl
Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Marked 800 but tests as high gold not silver
Replies: 6
Views: 24269

Dear Lisa and Silverport, While my reference was not to the tower mark but the commonly seen cat's head facing left which has the 800 below the head's relief, Silverport is correct. It could indeed be the stag's head with antlers. The head did not seem to have the distinctive pointy nose to the left...
by dnl
Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Marked 800 but tests as high gold not silver
Replies: 6
Views: 24269

This is an old post but I just don't visit enough to respond on a timely manner but if you are still wondering what you are looking at, it is a gold mark from Portugal, about 19k, used from 1938-1984. The other mark is the markers mark. If you are still on this post, I might be able to look that up ...
by dnl
Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:36 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Cufflinks monogram CM & hallmark similar to a silver mar
Replies: 9
Views: 11171

Dear SwissSilverBuff, Your post is old but if you are still seeking answers to your cufflinks, I offer the following... 1. Is it possible that a goldsmith uses a silver hallmark? The mark that you have included in your images is a Austrian gold mark for small items. 1867-72 w/o the assay office mark...
by dnl
Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Gold Makers Mark Help - Enamel Earrings
Replies: 1
Views: 2436

Hi Pauline, While your post is old, if you still want a bit of information on your piece, I can tell you that the hallmark with the lyre is an Israeli hallmark. The 585 represents 14k, and the number 3 indicates a weight between 5-10 grms for the piece. This mark is fairly current so you are correct...
by dnl
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: help for this id gold mark
Replies: 1
Views: 2448

Hi AlvaroB, The mark that you have drawn looks like the French export "obus" mark. It is the maker's initials and symbol with the karat fineness below. They began using these marks for export in 1884 and are still in use. This mark was also applied to items that were under the legal minimu...
by dnl
Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Unidentified cigarette case III
Replies: 4
Views: 2275

That is what I was afraid of!

Thanks!

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