Small spoon - even smaller markings

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Small spoon - even smaller markings

Postby Jag » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:11 pm

Here is a spoon that I was sure was silver, but it took me many minutes to find the markings. Look Russian to me; any info appreciated.
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Re: Small spoon - even smaller markings

Postby Qrt.S » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:32 pm

Not Russia but Soviet made! Try to understand that the difference quality between Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union production is close to immeasurable. What are the letters right of the hallmark? Unfortunately the photo is out of focus. Anyway the spoon is made in Moscow between 1927-1958

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Re: Small spoon - even smaller markings

Postby Jag » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:19 pm

Thank you for the super speedy reply. I'll try to take a better picture but the mark is really really tiny. Do those letters identify the maker or something else? I do have a few other pieces of (earlier) Russian silver that I've come across that I'll post when I get the chance; maybe you'll like those better :)

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Re: Small spoon - even smaller markings

Postby Qrt.S » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:25 pm

No problem, you're welcome. Yes, the letters represent the maker. Please do show what you have but I repeat, do not mix imperial Russia with the Soviet Union!

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Re: Small spoon - even smaller markings

Postby Jag » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:27 pm

I'm pretty sure the letters are: ОП

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Re: Small spoon - even smaller markings

Postby Qrt.S » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:01 am

Sorry, but I have nothing on ОП or 0П for the Soviet Union.

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Re: Small spoon - even smaller markings

Postby olga_kehl » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:47 pm

Hello, Jag! Could you please make a better photo?

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Re: Small spoon - even smaller markings

Postby Jag » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:28 pm

Hi Olga, thanks for your interest. These two pics are the best I could do using my handheld camera. If this still isn't good enough maybe its time for me to get a tripod?
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Re: Small spoon - even smaller markings

Postby AG2012 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:55 am

Hi,
Greek letter delta is Moscow assay office, the period already mentioned.
Unfortunately, the maker is unknown to me.
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Re: Small spoon - even smaller markings

Postby olga_kehl » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:17 am

Dear Jag. It looks I found a photo of your spoon on forum podstakanoff.net.

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There are: hallmark 875, plus "ОП", plus restoration hallmark of Moscow Jewelry Fabric (МЮЗ).

So I think "ОП" means word "ОПЫТНЫЙ" (experimental).

Why "restoration"? Why "experimental"? I don't know ))


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