Mystery European Hallmarks on Antique Leather & Silver Jewellery Box

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Mystery European Hallmarks on Antique Leather & Silver Jewellery Box

Postby mygoldrocks » Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:04 pm

Hi Everyone,
I found this box in a pile of junk I bought and noticed that the hinges had hallmarks, I wonder if anyone can identify the country, maker and a rough date? The Maker mark stamped a few times seems to be "AKO", on the other hinge it seems to have "AKO" again and the what looks like two A's in boxes?
I am not sure if I have got the links to the photo's correct as it is a new host as my other one's have shut down.

https://ibb.co/FHgysmP
https://ibb.co/m8Vry5d
https://ibb.co/rmVdmnJ
https://ibb.co/R4qYDk4

Thanks
Richard

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Re: Mystery European Hallmarks on Antique Leather & Silver Jewellery Box

Postby dognose » Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:54 pm

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Re: Mystery European Hallmarks on Antique Leather & Silver Jewellery Box

Postby AG2012 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:12 pm

Hi,
two A's in boxes
are secondary marks for Vienna assay office 1872-1922.It appears on finials, legs, handles etc, sometimes struck twice and sometimes with Diana`s head.
Could not find any legislation in regard of its use.
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Re: Mystery European Hallmarks on Antique Leather & Silver Jewellery Box

Postby mygoldrocks » Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:32 pm

Hi,
Many thanks for the info.
Richard

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Re: Mystery European Hallmarks on Antique Leather & Silver Jewellery Box

Postby dognose » Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:36 pm

Anton Kolar of Vienna used an 'AKO' mark:

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=35107&p=166706&hilit=ako#p166706

I do not know if there is a connection, just offering it as a route for further research.

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Re: Mystery European Hallmarks on Antique Leather & Silver Jewellery Box

Postby AG2012 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:38 pm

Hi,
The maker is August Klein, Wien, Graben 20.
See here for AKO mark:
http://www.kulturpool.at/plugins/kultur ... xt=default
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Re: Mystery European Hallmarks on Antique Leather & Silver Jewellery Box

Postby mygoldrocks » Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:59 pm

Hi,
Thanks for the information on this, I now know the maker and country of origin.
Thanks again
Richard


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