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by Doos
Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Marks look Egyptian, but not quite?
Replies: 7
Views: 4483

Hi,

I never noticed the Egypt marks being listed under the AU before. Yes that is the correct list, with Keneh added.
by Doos
Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Marks look Egyptian, but not quite?
Replies: 7
Views: 4483

Hi, The mark is from Alexandrie. Tardy has two different lists in his booklets. One in the silver edition and another in the gold-platine book. The ones in the gold-platine one are the correct ones. My neighbors corrected the silver edition for me without ever having seen the other one and they match.
by Doos
Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Mark on Silver Cross - Can you ID it?
Replies: 2
Views: 2542

Hi,

I think these are marks from Keneh, Egypt. 800/000 silver.

Hope that helps.
by Doos
Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:32 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: old silver bracelet odd maker's mark
Replies: 4
Views: 2412

Hi, There are two marks on it which indicates that the item was imported in The Netherlands. The mark with the number 5 is a weight indicator for items with a lot of loose parts. Every number represents 5 grams of weight, in your case thus 25 grams. The V mark is a Dutch taxmark that was used for fo...
by Doos
Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:17 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Solid Silver Bodkin-unknown curious makers marks
Replies: 7
Views: 3014

Hi Dognose,

Thanks for the information on this 'nice' type of jewellery.
by Doos
Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:44 am
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Spratling Belt Buckle~2 marks~Need some help
Replies: 1
Views: 2072

Hi,

Looks good enough from the images. Have you read http://www.925-1000.com/spratling_marks.html ?

The buckle is also published in "Spratling silver" - 1990
by Doos
Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:39 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: I can't identify...
Replies: 3
Views: 3057

Hi,

The crown "O" is the re-essay mark of 1807 (rare mark as it was only used a few months) and the crowned "V" is the taxmark used between 1814 and 1853 (used until 1893 on foreign silver).
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by Doos
Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:46 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What-is-it question CXII.
Replies: 6
Views: 2760

Hi,

A pipe box? Or did you name the image that way to trick us?

Alain
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by Doos
Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:53 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What-is-it question CXI.
Replies: 5
Views: 2665

Hi,

"Rembrandtkannen".
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by Doos
Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:58 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Scottish kilt pin - can you help identify maker?
Replies: 4
Views: 2410

Hi,

The correct name for such a brooch is a "penannular brooch", typical Celtic cloak pin.
by Doos
Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:16 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Mark I can't identify
Replies: 3
Views: 4076

by Doos
Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What-is-it question CVI.
Replies: 7
Views: 3810

Hi,

We just name it an ice sickle. To scrape ice from a block.
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by Doos
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Gorgeous Dutch Silver Box but WHAT FOR?? Pills? Snuff? Gems?
Replies: 8
Views: 3494

Hi,

I think it's a card holder, for business cards etc.
The roman numerals are not hallmarks, the sword is indeed Dutch.
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by Doos
Sat May 24, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Help to id origin of dog-nose spoon please.
Replies: 5
Views: 3248

Hi,

I'm inclined to think that the stem is a "new" addition to an 18th century bowl.
by Doos
Mon May 19, 2008 5:06 am
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Smokey topaz? sterling ring with marks C&C in triangles
Replies: 9
Views: 7727

Hi, Although this is a hallmarks forum, I would like to say that rounded facets does not always indicate glass. It can also be a poorly cut gemstone (as I've come across before). The "lip test" can be helpful, but is merely a sign of early warning. If you like to distinguish between topaz,...
by Doos
Sun May 11, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Help with identification
Replies: 2
Views: 2809

Hi,

Definitely Dutch marks and pseudo-marks.
The lion (with the arabic "2") and the maker's mark (the <something> with 59(?) below in a square) are genuine marks, the others are pseudo.
A better shot of the maker's mark could identify him/her/them.
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by Doos
Mon May 05, 2008 4:52 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: brandewijnkom antique?
Replies: 6
Views: 4635

Hi,

They may have been illegal, but the problem was that the people who needed to judge the authenticity of the marks were not educated in that topic as good as we are now. As said, it is from about 1900, prior to 1903.
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by Doos
Sun May 04, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: brandewijnkom antique?
Replies: 6
Views: 4635

Hi,

They are Dutch speudo-marks of around 1900. The only aunthentic mark is the maker's mark in the square, but I can't make it out.
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by Doos
Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Real or Hanau?
Replies: 14
Views: 8645

Hi Tammy,

Post every item in a separate thread.
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by Doos
Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:24 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Real or Hanau?
Replies: 14
Views: 8645

Hi,

The crowned O's are Dutch pseudomarks, so seems to be consistent with the import period.
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