Need help with hungarian hallmark

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Need help with hungarian hallmark

Postby Intercode » Wed Jul 06, 2005 7:01 am

I aquired my grandmothers silver platter and cannot identify the hallmark.
I have found out that the head in what appears to be a flower is a hungarian mark which is likely as that is where she originated from, but if anyone could tell me dates or what the letters are etc. My grandmother is no longer with us to ask about it, so any info you could tell me would be great.



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Austria-Hungary Mark

Postby SilverSurfer » Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:44 pm

As you expected, the hallmark appears to be that for .800 fine silver used in Austria-Hungary from 1886 to 1922 (see p.75 in Tardy). However, instead of the "P" to the right of the bust, I would expect a "3" to the left. However, the head shape with the crescent at the top and the shield shape (five lobes, no flat bottom) would point to this .800 fine mark. Sorry, but Tardy doesn't cover individual silvermith marks. Best of fortune in your search!


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Postby admin » Mon Jul 11, 2005 1:09 am

The 'P' indicates that it was made in the city of Pest, the other half of Buda. I think the numerical mark may be just to the left of the ponytail on the back of Diana's head.

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Postby Hose_dk » Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:47 am

That is correct and the figure at the left of the ponytail. Should be 1 for 950 silver, 2 for 900 silver, 3 for 800 sliver and 4 for 750 silver.
i can also see the P but not the figure.

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