Interesting Russian object

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martako
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Interesting Russian object

Postby martako » Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:11 pm

Hello all,

I have this very interesting silver object with Russian hallmarks. I am guessing it is some type of a stand for a writing set, perhaps for fountain pens? I am attaching the photo of the object, unfortunately I do not have a decent photo of the hallmarks now which is located on the side/rim of the stand. It has an assayer's mark dated to 1873 and belongs to Ivan Vonifatiyevich Yevstigneyev. The maker's mark has unrecognizable initials (looks like I E but not sure). It also has the standard 84 mark and the Moscow city mark. I believe the marks are genuine, but I do not recognize the form of the object. If anyone is familiar with it, I would appreciate your comments. I will try to upload the hallmarks once I can.

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martako
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Re: Interesting Russian object

Postby martako » Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:35 am

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Here it is. Any opinion is appreciated.

Thanks

martako wrote:Hello all,

I have this very interesting silver object with Russian hallmarks. I am guessing it is some type of a stand for a writing set, perhaps for fountain pens? I am attaching the photo of the object, unfortunately I do not have a decent photo of the hallmarks now which is located on the side/rim of the stand. It has an assayer's mark dated to 1873 and belongs to Ivan Vonifatiyevich Yevstigneyev. The maker's mark has unrecognizable initials (looks like I E but not sure). It also has the standard 84 mark and the Moscow city mark. I believe the marks are genuine, but I do not recognize the form of the object. If anyone is familiar with it, I would appreciate your comments. I will try to upload the hallmarks once I can.

best

Image

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Re: Interesting Russian object

Postby Qrt.S » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:24 pm

Now we are getting somewhere. The maker's mark is to the left but unfortunately I cannot decipher it, What two (?) letters do you see?
The other mark shows the assayer, who is Ivan Yestigneyev 1870-1891 in St. Petersburg. Unfortunately I don't know what the object is.

martako
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Re: Interesting Russian object

Postby martako » Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:36 pm

Thanks for the reply. I vaguely see an E and an I but they could very well be some sort of a symbol/logo of the maker.

I still have not fully figured what this interesting piece was made for. Looking forward to further comments.

Qrt.S wrote:Now we are getting somewhere. The maker's mark is to the left but unfortunately I cannot decipher it, What two (?) letters do you see?
The other mark shows the assayer, who is Ivan Yestigneyev 1870-1891 in St. Petersburg. Unfortunately I don't know what the object is.

cww1960
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Re: Interesting Russian object

Postby cww1960 » Tue Feb 01, 2022 8:31 pm

Could this be a pipe rack?

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Re: Interesting Russian object

Postby JLDoggett » Wed Feb 02, 2022 12:21 am

For some reason I can picture it with cigars in each holder, matches in each cup on the ends.


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