Hi all -
Age protects not against foolishness! Why? Just read...
The firm of Sazikov, see viewtopic.php?f=46&t=22652&p=54260#p54260
is/was wellknown for her outstanding quality. The marks Ð˜Ð¡ everybody handling Russian silver knows very well. So do I. When I aquired some objects with this initials over the years - according to the quality - it was absolute clear: this is Sazikov. The familyÂ´s dates were long forgotten, what counted was the name. Through a discussion with Qrt.S and piette, I was remembered, that nobody can make objects - several decades after his death. So I started to do my homework again.
Result: The only other Ð˜Ð¡ (nearly identical to SazikovÂ´s Ð˜Ð¡), who made high quality objects, was Saltycov - by the way he was exactly within the timeframe one must know. My bad!
Here are some photos of several objects which are not easy to distinguish - only by the given dates!
Spoon and cigarette case, obvious from the same maker
The marks, above Sazikov, below Saltykov - very similar
Short description of the Saltykov firm
I must have known better, but....