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by Doos
Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Real or Hanau?
Replies: 14
Views: 8645

Hi Tammy,

Could you post some close ups of the marks?
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by Doos
Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: could you help me with this worn-out marker mark ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3774

Hi,

It's not biedermeier, more eclectic.
by Doos
Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: apostle spoon hallmark unknown
Replies: 4
Views: 3840

Hi,

About the latter part of the 19th century.
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by Doos
Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:48 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: apostle spoon hallmark unknown
Replies: 4
Views: 3840

Hi,

They are Dutch with pseudo marks. One is to mimic the citymark of Bolsward, another to mimic a dateletter from Groningen.

Hope that helped.
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by Doos
Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:43 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Can someone help with the makers mark?
Replies: 1
Views: 1454

Hi Daniel,

These are marks of Amsterdam, but I have some suspicions. Could you post an image of the whole item?
by Doos
Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: antique dutch hallmark?
Replies: 8
Views: 3454

Hi,

The "van" part in a Dutch name is alas not a token of nobility as is usually the case in the German equivalent "von".
by Doos
Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:07 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: antique dutch hallmark?
Replies: 8
Views: 3454

Hi,

I don't think so, his mark was AVH (in a few different varieties). Usually the 800 mark is not Dutch.
The style is also not right for that period.

Hope that helped.
by Doos
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Dress Clip Help Please
Replies: 6
Views: 3710

Hi,

My feeling says it might be aluminum.
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by Doos
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:27 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: French? silver beaker
Replies: 3
Views: 3662

Hi,

There are wolves in the Netherlands, only in the zoos though. It is actually a boar's head. Between 1831 and 1853 it was also used on old domestic works.
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by Doos
Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:22 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Holland Silver 90???
Replies: 1
Views: 1347

Hi,

It's the mark of the Dutch (Schoonhoven) company Hendrik Hooijkaas.
The 90 mark is a quality mark for silverplate.
by Doos
Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Gold - Single Image
Topic: Amethyst Necklace
Replies: 10
Views: 8154

can you tell by looking at the layers of amethyst Hi, Although this is beyond this forum's topic, you can not differentiate natural from heated amethysts by looking at the enantiomorphism (to use a fancy term to indicate left- or right handedness of quartz) through colour zoning. Below the conversi...
by Doos
Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Kirk for C D Peacock?
Replies: 4
Views: 3756

Hi,

The marks are too small and unclear for me to make out.
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by Doos
Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Silver sickness
Replies: 14
Views: 18547

Hi, It is indeed a nasty method. When I did my apprentiship, my boss got a whole batch of antique silver that had been stored in a vault for over 30 years and it was to be auctioned at Christie's. All was black all over. The auctioneer made the choice to have it repolished by us and my boss indeed u...
by Doos
Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:35 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Unidentified mark on silver needle case.
Replies: 4
Views: 2160

Hi, The mark indicates that it was offered for assaying in completed state ("voltooide staat"), as often is the case with imported goods. It says nothing about the origin or date of fabrication. The tolerance for these goods are lowered to 20/000 as the fineness can not be determined to a ...
by Doos
Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:53 am
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Silver sickness
Replies: 14
Views: 18547

Hi, If I remember correct they are oxidations. Cupric gives black spots and cuprous gives red spots (or the other way round). There are a few ways to get rid of them, the first is obviously repolishing with course paste and later with a fine one. Or you could boil/heat it a few times in a pickle/tor...
by Doos
Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:57 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: unidentifiable mark
Replies: 5
Views: 3521

Hi,

The mark left of the 925 is the import mark for London.
by Doos
Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:31 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Van Kempen Pickle forks
Replies: 3
Views: 3503

Hi,

The sword mark was used from 1814 till 1953 in two shapes (it changed in 1906) so that could be helpful in dating. The export mark was used from 1853, but that could have been struck later.
I think it is a 20th century (1st half) set.
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by Doos
Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Help with soldering please
Replies: 3
Views: 3983

Hi,

Silver solder needs temperatures much higher than the average soldering iron can handle, you need an open flame with plenty oxygen. I wouldn't recommend it on silverplate.
I would take Tom's advice.
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by Doos
Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: hallmark of a heart w/ sa
Replies: 6
Views: 11056

by Doos
Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:09 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Van Kempen Pickle forks
Replies: 3
Views: 3503

Hi,

Could you make a straight closeup of the maker's mark and the sword?
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