Russian spoon.

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paulh
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Russian spoon.

Postby paulh » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:58 am

I am hoping someone can work out what these rather rubbed and skwewed marks are on a large Russian spoon. Its date is 1864, measuring 185mm in length and is of a good gauge silver at 62 grams.

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Re: Russian spoon.

Postby Qrt.S » Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:08 pm

Rather poor marks indeed. The town mark is a smudge as well as the assayers initials. However, a partly B seems to glimpse and the rest could be BC. That would be Veniamin or Viktor Savinsky. If I had to guess something, I would say that the master is Aleksey Osipov in Mocow 1863-1868. I'm, however, only guessing...

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Re: Russian spoon.

Postby paulh » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:22 am

Thanks Qrt.S. Moscow was my first thought, but the town mark, rubbed as it is, does appear to be symmetrical, whereas Moscow’ George and Dragon is asymmetrical.

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Re: Russian spoon.

Postby Qrt.S » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:19 am

Yes, the mark is very unclear. However, Moscow's town mark has many shapes but as I said; a guess is better than nothing.


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