ID help - Cigarette case stamped FOE

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silversliver
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ID help - Cigarette case stamped FOE

Postby silversliver » Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:14 pm

Hello all, lovely community you've got here. I've purchased a what I believe to be sterling silver cigarette case.

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I've bounced around several websites to try and identify the country of origin, maker, and silver type, to no avail. There are three hallmarks, no other engravings, it is gold lined and weighs approx 175grams:

https://imgur.com/v6p3pp2

https://imgur.com/hGUpzrN

https://imgur.com/5H7F9fj

https://imgur.com/MVc2R60

Thanks in advance, any help at all would be greatly appreciated!

oel
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Re: ID help - Cigarette case stamped FOE

Postby oel » Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:32 pm

Doghead 3 mark for Austria- Hungary 1867-1922 small silver 800/000. The maker's is unknown to me. Please embedded your images.
For information see:
https://www.925-1000.com/Faustria_02.html

Best,

Peter

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Re: ID help - Cigarette case stamped FOE

Postby silversliver » Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:57 pm

Thank you Peter, I did not see a doghead, I saw a lion, but cannot unsee the doghead now.

Here are the pics, embedded this time:

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Thanks again!

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Re: ID help - Cigarette case stamped FOE

Postby AG2012 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:00 am

Hi,
It is Hungarian mark for small articles: Dog head, (purity 3=.800).
The maker is 'Fővárosi Óra- és Ékszeripari Vállalat' ("Metropolitan Watch and Jewelry Company").Budapest

Regards

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Re: ID help - Cigarette case stamped FOE

Postby AG2012 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:17 am

Sample shop of the factory at Erzsébet (Lenin) körút 29,Budapest.

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Re: ID help - Cigarette case stamped FOE

Postby AG2012 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:27 am

Forgot to mention: this mark (dog head) was used1937 - 1966. Similar mark was used in Austria-Hungary Empire 1866-1937 but there was letter P on the right (i.e.in front of dog`s head) indicating Pest Assay Office.

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Re: ID help - Cigarette case stamped FOE

Postby oel » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:29 am

Thanks AG2012

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? Regional assay office letter P for Pest used 1867-1937.


Peter.

Source; World Hallmarks Volume I Europe 19th to 21 st Centuries

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Re: ID help - Cigarette case stamped FOE

Postby AG2012 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:15 pm

FOE commercial poster from 1965 (``Jewelry made of gold``) with shops in Budapest.
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Re: ID help - Cigarette case stamped FOE

Postby silversliver » Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:58 am

Thank you very much Peter and AG2012! The lines above the O and E being acute accents makes a lot of sense now too.

Another mystery solved, good work!!!


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