Table Spoon Ovchinnikov

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Table Spoon Ovchinnikov

Postby silverfan » Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:16 am

In Corona times new acquisitions are rather rare and "traffic" on this forum too. Therefore and because I am always cautious in respect of russian silver I show a table spoon marked Ovchinnikov and assayed in Moskow by A.K in 1880. I did not find the assayer in Postnikowa. Is the spoon authentic?
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Re: Table Spoon Ovchinnikov

Postby AG2012 » Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:39 pm

Hi,
A.K is often found on Moscow silver; unknown assayer, as far as I can tell.
This quote is from a Russian source:
In the process of completing the "Database of Russian hallmarks on decorative and decorative items made of precious metals", created at the GosNIIR, it turned out that, along with the assay master Andrei Antonovich Kovalsky, who had the A • K mark and worked in the period 1821-1856, there are marks of another assay master who also had “A • K” mark. But these hallmarks date back to 1879-1884. There is no information about this assayer in the literature.
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В процессе наполнения «Базы данных по российским клеймам на изделиях ДПИ из драгоценных металлов», созданной в ГосНИИР, выяснилось, что наряду с пробирным мастером Андреем Антоновичем Ковальским, имевшим клеймо «А • К» и работавшим в период 1821-1856 гг., существуют клейма другого пробирного мастера, также имевшего клеймо «А • К». Но эти клейма датируются 1879-1884 годами. В литературе информация о данном мастере отсутствует.

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Re: Table Spoon Ovchinnikov

Postby Ubaranda » Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:03 pm

Hello!
The mark A.K belongs to Moscow assayer Alexander Stakheevich Kudrin (Александр Стахиевич Кудрин). He worked in 1878-1882.
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Re: Table Spoon Ovchinnikov

Postby Aguest » Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:07 am

The tip of the spoon seems very sharp which I always try to check for signs of use. ::: Seems like this spoon was not used very much at all. :::: What is the length of the spoon? ::::

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Re: Table Spoon Ovchinnikov

Postby silverfan » Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:47 am

Thanks AG2012 and Ubaranda for your answers.
I have another spoon of the same origin and pattern with the same monogram where the tip of the bowl is more used. The length is between 21 and 22 cm.
My hesitation resulted from not finding the assayer. With the help of Ubaranda the question was solved.
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Re: Table Spoon Ovchinnikov

Postby AG2012 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:06 am

Hi,
They are massive: therefore not surprised The government inspector in Nikolai Gogol`s Ревизор (Revizor), was stealing cutlery during dinner stuffing spoons into his high boots.
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