European? Silver Figural Horse & Carriage - Unknown Marks

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dwma
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European? Silver Figural Horse & Carriage - Unknown Marks

Postby dwma » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:53 am

This is probably European, but I haven't had any luck with the marks. One is clearer, marked on a runner on the side. The other is very soft, marked underneath, mostly nondescript. It is sterling, or 800 silver?
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Re: European? Silver Figural Horse & Carriage - Unknown Mark

Postby oel » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:42 pm

Hi welcome to the forum,

Dutch miniature made late 19th century, the sword mark is a Dutch standard mark (used 1814-1905) minimum 833/1000 fineness or 83.3% pure silver and it could be sterling (925).
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This mark, although malformed, looks like a maker's mark and it could be; A under(or above) a Heart, the maker’s mark for: August Heinrich Ankum, registered in Zaandam & Amsterdam 1851-c 1896, known to have made miniatures.
For Dutch (hall) marks see:
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Re: European? Silver Figural Horse & Carriage - Unknown Mark

Postby dwma » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:34 pm

Thank you.
I would not have expected it to be that old, but your suggestions are quite helpful.


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