Opinions on Centaur Marking?

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Opinions on Centaur Marking?

Postby Tem.inia » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:15 pm

Have a tea set that I am trying to do research on and all the oieces feature a star and a centaur. We have alot of Danmark stamped items so I figure its from the same region.

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Any insight on these markings?

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Re: Opinions on Centaur Marking?

Postby Aguest » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:47 pm

The 5-pointed Star in the oval denotes a fineness of 91.5 percent minimum fineness hallmark, and this hallmark is from Spain.
The 5-pointed Star is made with lines, but when worn down the star appears solid, and you can see this beginning to occur with your hallmark.
Not sure about the Centaur hallmark, but surely a Centaur will be identified, it is such a distinctive hallmark....?

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Re: Opinions on Centaur Marking?

Postby Tem.inia » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:59 pm

Aguest wrote:The 5-pointed Star in the oval denotes a fineness of 91.5 percent minimum fineness hallmark, and this hallmark is from Spain.
The 5-pointed Star is made with lines, but when worn down the star appears solid, and you can see this beginning to occur with your hallmark.
Not sure about the Centaur hallmark, but surely a Centaur will be identified, it is such a distinctive hallmark....?

Thank you for clarifying. So the stars represent the country of origin (Spain) and the Centaur is the Hallmark of the maker?

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Re: Opinions on Centaur Marking?

Postby dognose » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:24 am

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

See also: http://www.925-1000.com/foreign_marks3.html

Trev.

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Re: Opinions on Centaur Marking?

Postby Tem.inia » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:23 am

Thanks for the help. I apologize about the multiple items. I'll make a seperate post about it.

Once you mentioned it was spanish I saw your references. You guys truely are the best out there.

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Re: Opinions on Centaur Marking?

Postby Aguest » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:02 pm

Yes, the "STAR" is the national hallmark of Spain, and the "CENTAUR" is a maker's mark which is unknown as of this point in time, but it could be identified with enough time and research and access to the reference books of Spain....

Would love to see other hallmarks and pics of the entire piece as well....

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Re: Opinions on Centaur Marking?

Postby Funkel » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:40 pm

Siento no haber visto antes el post

I'm sorry I did not see the post before

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Re: Opinions on Centaur Marking?

Postby Funkel » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:56 am

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