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cww1960
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Russian Icon

Postby cww1960 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:57 am

Have managed to acquire this Icon, I believe that the maker is Alekseì V. Stepanov, St Peterburg 1890, the the assay master being Aleksandr Timofeyevich Shevyakov, my only query is that from my records this is not in his date range of assaying, however I have found that the (in my pubilcations) records of assayers dates of operation aren't always accurate, and I have found other items assayed by him with other dates not in the published range.

What do you think?

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cww1960
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Re: Russian Icon

Postby cww1960 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:16 am

Sorry dimensions are 88mm x 71mm

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Re: Russian Icon

Postby Qrt.S » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:01 am

Sometimes different sources give different information depending on where from the author has got the info. Unfortunately there are good books and poor books. What is your source for both assayer and maker? I'm asking this because Stepanov didn't work in St. Petersburg but in Moscow, so? Anyway, Aleksandr Timofeyevich Shevyakov assayed in St. Petersburg 1890-1896 possibly to 1913 but he never worked in Moscow. There is a mismatch in your text. Unfortunately AC in St. Petersburg is unknown to me. Could not find any suitable name in St. P

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Re: Russian Icon

Postby Dad » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:46 pm

cww1960 wrote:Have managed to acquire this Icon, I believe that the maker is Alekseì V. Stepanov, St Peterburg 1890, the the assay master being Aleksandr Timofeyevich Shevyakov, my only query is that from my records this is not in his date range of assaying, however I have found that the (in my pubilcations) records of assayers dates of operation aren't always accurate, and I have found other items assayed by him with other dates not in the published range.

What do you think?


Hi, cww1960!

I 'm sorry. You were deceived. You bought a fake Icon. These false Icons are often case on market. These hallmarks is fake. These icons are made somewhere in the baltic countries.

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Re: Russian Icon

Postby cww1960 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:01 pm

When I first saw this Icon I did not think it was real, sadly not because I knew enough about the silver work, but more because of the quality of the painting, it looked very amateurish, however for what I paid for it not a great loss.

Here's a question, once a piece has been identified as a fake what would everyone do, I know that for me this Icon will be destroyed so no-one else can get caught out and spend there well earned money.

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Re: Russian Icon

Postby Dad » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:52 pm

Two pictures for illustration:

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