Marks on pipe

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Denis_S
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Marks on pipe

Postby Denis_S » Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:42 am

Hello friends,

Could you help me please to identify this marks "AGH" and "anchor"?

Thank you in advance for your help!

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Hose_dk
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Re: Marks on pipe

Postby Hose_dk » Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:24 pm

the marks look swedish, but look for a mark with 3 crowns. Without that mark this is not silver but plated.

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Re: Marks on pipe

Postby Qrt.S » Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:43 pm

The anchor is the coat of arms for Norrtälje in Sweden. The mark AGH could be Ander Gottlieb Herkepeus active in Norrtälje 1821-1866(78). The last mark O4 is the year mark for 1844. However, the cat's paw is missing, so it is most likely plated like Hose already mentioned. Actually a rather strange way of marking a plated object. Try to find the cat's paw (three crowns)

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Re: Marks on pipe

Postby Denis_S » Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:15 am

Qrt.S wrote:The anchor is the coat of arms for Norrtälje in Sweden. The mark AGH could be Ander Gottlieb Herkepeus active in Norrtälje 1821-1866(78). The last mark O4 is the year mark for 1844. However, the cat's paw is missing, so it is most likely plated like Hose already mentioned. Actually a rather strange way of marking a plated object. Try to find the cat's paw (three crowns)


Thank you for your help with the identification of the city and the master!
I tested the pipe, it is not silver plated, it is silver.
But I could not find three crowns.
Maybe someone can tell me what is the material the pipe made of?

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Re: Marks on pipe

Postby AG2012 » Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:45 am

The pipe was made of meerschaum
(a soft white clay like material consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate)
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Re: Marks on pipe

Postby AG2012 » Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:47 am

Literally translated from German ``sea foam``

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Re: Marks on pipe

Postby Denis_S » Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:53 pm

AG2012 wrote:Literally translated from German ``sea foam``


Thanks a lot for your help!


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