AG2012 wrote:Collezione means collection in Italian, not a personal name; meaning Guerrini collection, commercial term used to describe e.g. a particular fashion seasonal collection.
There is full address in your certificate.
For me, this is the first time I see the Cyprus domestic silver hallmarks used 1995 to date not stamped but printed, on a piece of paper and glued at the back of a wooden framework. If CAO stands for Cyprus Assay Office it is the sponsor's mark. As of 1995, it is the responsibility of the maker or sponsor to register their maker's mark with the Cyprus Assay Office Registry. Each mark is a unique combination of frame-shape and initials or letters that indicate the name of the maker or manufacturer. The National Mark for silver items hallmarked in Cyprus is what is described by the assay office as an archaic fish with stylized water lines in a rectangular frame-shape accompanied by a rectangular fineness mark.
The number K 46811 could be a reference number.
Source; World Hallmarks Volume I Europe 19th to 21st Centuries William B. Whetstone, Danusia V. Niklewicz, Lindy L. Matula
amena wrote:I advise you to resist "the impulse of just taking the icon out of the frame". It is a very thin silver foil. By separating it you will damage it irreparably.
amena wrote:As can be read in the "Garanzia"
Si certifica che il presente oggetto è realizzato in lastra d'argento.......
We certify that this object is made of silver sheet .......
From my experience I warn you that it is a thin sheet.
But if you can't resist the impulse of just taking the icon out of the frame, go for it.
amena wrote:It is not silverplate, It is an embossed sheet of real sterling silver.
Usually, to give them rigidity they are reinforced with resin.
Sometimes they are silver foil coupled with aluminum foil.
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