Russian Silver Hallmark Identification

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emilgaigns
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Russian Silver Hallmark Identification

Postby emilgaigns » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:22 pm

Hello everyone.

Today I found an interesting silver piece, but can't really find a maker based on the hallmark.

Maker mark looks like a russian letter B and P.


Any help is much appreciated. Thank you!

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Qrt.S
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Re: Russian Silver Hallmark Identification

Postby Qrt.S » Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:15 pm

Nice filigree box made by Vasily Popov (ВП) 1816-1868 and assayed by Ivan Avdeyev (ИА) 1852-1862. Both active in Moscow.

emilgaigns
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Re: Russian Silver Hallmark Identification

Postby emilgaigns » Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:56 pm

Thank you so much for your fast and precise reply!

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Re: Russian Silver Hallmark Identification

Postby AG2012 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:18 am

91 zolotnik has a millesimal fineness of 947.
Filigree is much easier to work with higher purity silver alloy. But take care; it is much softer and bends easily.
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