Unknown European Hallmark on Pendant? AO, M (line through), 925 Control Mark

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Unknown European Hallmark on Pendant? AO, M (line through), 925 Control Mark

Postby flexaplex » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:09 am

Any help with this hallmark would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

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Re: Unknown European Hallmark on Pendant? AO, M (line through), 925 Control Mark

Postby flexaplex » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:14 am

Forgot the back:

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Re: Unknown European Hallmark on Pendant? AO, M (line through), 925 Control Mark

Postby flexaplex » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:39 am

It's obviously a brooch not a pendant haha.

Is there no edit button here?

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Re: Unknown European Hallmark on Pendant? AO, M (line through), 925 Control Mark

Postby dognose » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:41 am

Hi,

The marks shown are fairly recent Irish import marks.

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Re: Unknown European Hallmark on Pendant? AO, M (line through), 925 Control Mark

Postby flexaplex » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:49 am

Oh I see. Dublin import mark. Thank you.

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Re: Unknown European Hallmark on Pendant? AO, M (line through), 925 Control Mark

Postby AG2012 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:34 pm

Hi,
The scale with 925 is Common Control Mark since 1972 (Ireland was a signatory).
The maker`s mark is obviously capital Alfa and cursive Delta of Greek alphabet.Cyprus was a signatory of international convention, Greece was not,so my guess it must have been made in Cyprus,being the only country beside Greece where Hellenic alphabet is used.
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Re: Unknown European Hallmark on Pendant? AO, M (line through), 925 Control Mark

Postby AG2012 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:41 pm

On the other hand,the same letter d is seen in Gaelic script,so,it could be sponsor`s mark of Irish importer.
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Re: Unknown European Hallmark on Pendant? AO, M (line through), 925 Control Mark

Postby legrandmogol » Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:23 am

I could be wrong as the picture is a bit blurry but to the extreme right of the sponsor mark is a Dutch small works sword mark indicating .833 minimum fineness and at the tip of the sword a key mark indicating the item was exported.

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Re: Unknown European Hallmark on Pendant? AO, M (line through), 925 Control Mark

Postby oel » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:26 pm

Trinity Knot.

I doubt it to be a Dutch sword mark and export key used 1853-1953. The maker's mark to me appears to read AÒ

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Re: Unknown European Hallmark on Pendant? AO, M (line through), 925 Control Mark

Postby silvermakersmarks » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:59 pm

I would go with the "maker's" mark being the mark of the Irish importer / sponsor and that, as AG2012 suggests, it is A with a Gaelic "d".

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Re: Unknown European Hallmark on Pendant? AO, M (line through), 925 Control Mark

Postby legrandmogol » Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:18 pm

I am probably absolutely wrong but until I see a clearer picture of the mark I think maybe a sword, I wouldn't outright dismiss it. In my line of work, I come across a lot of small silver jewelry articles and I have seen enough of them to know that there was a time when the Netherlands produced a lot of small jewelry for export, particularly silver charms. And they weren't all windmills and clogs. They would often be German or English themed tourist items.


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