Unidentified Swedish mark

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Peartree
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Unidentified Swedish mark

Postby Peartree » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:19 pm

Hi I was hoping someone could help identify the top left hand assay mark of the M with crown in an oval? All the other marks are clear to me - this is from a small swedish quaich type bowl made in 1954 by MGAB, from Upsala. 800 standard. But what is the M mark!!? Thank you. Anthony

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Re: Unidentified Swedish mark

Postby Peartree » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:12 am

I will answer my own question - please comment. I think the crowned M is the “logo” of MGAB and probably indicates they had a Royal Warrant (or Swedish equivalent). The M in GMAB is very similar typeface to the Crowned M, and reminds me of the (Danish) Anton Michelsen logo when they gained their royal warrant.

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Re: Unidentified Swedish mark

Postby Qrt.S » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:38 am

MGAB is the maker's mark for K. G. Markströms Guldsmeds AB in Uppsala (U). The fineness is not 800 but 830/1000. The crowned M is Markströms logo.

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Re: Unidentified Swedish mark

Postby Peartree » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:17 pm

Thank you


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