Sterling silver necklace with unknown marks

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ShawnN
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Sterling silver necklace with unknown marks

Postby ShawnN » Mon May 16, 2016 3:30 am

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recently was left this necklace and cant find out where these marks are from only 1 I know is that stg means it's sterling. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

RedMask
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Re: Sterling silver necklace with unknown marks

Postby RedMask » Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:41 pm

Stg and platypus?

I think this combination points to Australia as the country of origin.

Waylander
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Re: Sterling silver necklace with unknown marks

Postby Waylander » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:29 pm

Agree with RedMask. The use of STG as an abbreviation for sterlking was/is quite common. There is no formal hallmarking system/register in Australia and thus no register of maker's marks. However, in a country with some unique fauna it is not uncommon for an Australian piece to be punched with an animal mark.

There is a great book by Christine Erratt that probably contains the answer (sorry for the link http://www.ascasonline.org/articoloAGOST134.html) but I don't have a copy. You could try dropping the people at the Silver Society of Australia to see if they can help (http://www.silversociety.com.au/index.php?id=4) - I used to be a member but no longer live close enough to participate in the Society.

Cheers

Waylander


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