Russian sugar box - genuin?

PHOTOS REQUIRED - marks + item
sebastian4743
Posts: 199
Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:10 pm

Russian sugar box - genuin?

Postby sebastian4743 » Mon May 18, 2020 4:10 am

Here is a very interesting item in form of a bag. Do you think it is genuine from the period?

Image
Image

AG2012
contributor
Posts: 3867
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:47 am

Re: Russian sugar box - genuin?

Postby AG2012 » Mon May 18, 2020 4:32 am

Hi,
Nice Trompe-l'œil box but marks are total fake,not even a dangerous fake.
Possibly genuine item made elsewhere and faked Russian marks added in an attempt to make it more desirable and lucrative.
The best way to tell is to examine the lock;it is made of iron and inserted from inside behind a silver plate that slides over the lock.
Regards

sebastian4743
Posts: 199
Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:10 pm

Re: Russian sugar box - genuin?

Postby sebastian4743 » Mon May 18, 2020 4:53 am

Thank you for your reply. It is a nice object and the fake marks are very disappointing.

Image

AG2012
contributor
Posts: 3867
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:47 am

Re: Russian sugar box - genuin?

Postby AG2012 » Mon May 18, 2020 5:38 am

Not sure if made in Europe;there are flaws in silversmithing and imperfections.
Nice item,though;but not Russian.
Regards

.

madej
Posts: 438
Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:46 pm

Re: Russian sugar box - genuin?

Postby madej » Mon May 18, 2020 1:28 pm

Hi.
Made in Poland in the city of Łódź.
Regards

sebastian4743
Posts: 199
Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:10 pm

Re: Russian sugar box - genuin?

Postby sebastian4743 » Mon May 18, 2020 5:43 pm

Thank you Madej. Do you know when it was made? Is it a contemporary piece?

madej
Posts: 438
Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:46 pm

Re: Russian sugar box - genuin?

Postby madej » Tue May 19, 2020 2:51 pm

Hi.
This is a modern piece.
Regards

sebastian4743
Posts: 199
Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:10 pm

Re: Russian sugar box - genuin?

Postby sebastian4743 » Wed May 20, 2020 7:30 am

Thank you both for your help!


Return to “Russian Silver”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests