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by Qrt.S
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Help with identifying maker's marks, please.
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: Help with identifying maker's marks, please.

Sorry, the initials are ПЕД, fingers slipped on wrong key
by Qrt.S
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Help with identifying maker's marks, please.
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: Help with identifying maker's marks, please.

The maker's initials are actually ПДЕ (Latin PYeD) He is Pjotr Yermolayevich Davidov, active ~1874~1882/94 (?) in St. Petersburg and Kronstadt. That is a really nice podstakannik. Really pity that there is no glass or have you the glass?
by Qrt.S
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Any idea on this hallmark?
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Any idea on this hallmark?

That is not a maker's mark. It only says "hand made". Its is in Danish or Norweigian...
by Qrt.S
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: St. Vladimir pendant (M. Perkhin)
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: St. Vladimir pendant (M. Perkhin)

Not a chance... I'm not going to fall into details why it is a fake but the marks undoubtedly look like St Petersburg but are both wrong and insufficient. It's a fake. Take my word for it. As I said if you bought if, claim refunding. This piece of metal is not worth a rotten dime.
by Qrt.S
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: St. Vladimir pendant (M. Perkhin)
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: St. Vladimir pendant (M. Perkhin)

Admin deleted the link for known reasons. However, here is a (poor) picture of the marks I tried to enhanced a bit. Make your own conclusions. In addition Mihail Perhin would probably laugh him self to death if he saw this poorly made pendant. Search on a well know auction site for: St. Vladimir Sil...
by Qrt.S
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: St. Vladimir pendant (M. Perkhin)
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: St. Vladimir pendant (M. Perkhin)

No, it cannot. I case you bought it, return it and claim refunding.
Sorry!
by Qrt.S
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian cup with saucer Petersburg 1857
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: Russian cup with saucer Petersburg 1857

Mind my saying AG2012 and to make a long story short... Originally the hall-/assay mark's intention was and still is to guarantee the fineness of gold or silver to the buyer and to guarantee his acquisition correct by the standards laid down by the law. In the early days gold and silver was also a m...
by Qrt.S
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian cup with saucer Petersburg 1857
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: Russian cup with saucer Petersburg 1857

Autch! Impression marks are always alarming. When the maker took his objects to the assayer who checked the fineness and punched his mark (or didn't) he had to punch hard. It could cause an impression mark on the opposite side. However, the object had to be shown in pieces and unfinished to the assa...
by Qrt.S
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian cup with saucer Petersburg 1857
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: Russian cup with saucer Petersburg 1857

The text is of less importance. It is only an extract from Skurlov's book. Skurlov is a Russian researcher and has written books about Russian silver and marks. The text only states that "The maker's mark is found in Postnikova-Loseva's book by number 1359"
by Qrt.S
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Spoon with Lyre (?) Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Spoon with Lyre (?) Mark

@Traintime, Well, as I said "France is not my cup of tea" I am unable to discuss French marks deeper. Anyway, I managed to find the Lyre-mark in English Tardy on p. 130 and in Divis #1732 on p. 205. Both with the same text. I see no reason for doubts, it is the same mark. About the lower, ...
by Qrt.S
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: An antique (?) tankard
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Re: An antique (?) tankard

@legrandmogul
Presumable you mean early 17th century (not late). Weiss working period was 1613-1631. The tankard's style is baroque, early 17th - mid 18th century.
by Qrt.S
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: An antique (?) tankard
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Re: An antique (?) tankard

Here is a picture of an almost similar tankard. It is made in Germany in early 17th century by Nicolaus Weiss from Lübeck. Duly marked. https://i.postimg.cc/RVqMXmkn/tankard.jpg Due to the odd marking on Amena's tankard, could it be a good pastiche? (Btw. Lübeck is not så far from Denmark.)
by Qrt.S
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian cup with saucer Petersburg 1857
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: Russian cup with saucer Petersburg 1857

Are the marks on cup and saucer on the right place? The bottom of the saucer looks as if it were cast. I am a bit doubtful if the piece is so old and authentic because I found it on a flea market for very little money. Regards silverfan To state are the marks part of the cast or not from a photo on...
by Qrt.S
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian cup with saucer Petersburg 1857
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: Russian cup with saucer Petersburg 1857

If the initials in the maker's mark is the other way (ЖН), then I have no suggestions...unfortunately. However, please note that it is not at all uncommon that the maker's mark is upside down compared with the official marks on Russian objects. Sometimes a dot will reveal which way the mark should b...
by Qrt.S
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian cup with saucer Petersburg 1857
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: Russian cup with saucer Petersburg 1857

HUH!! Why didn't you enhanced the photos before showing them? Anyway, it looks like the initials are НЖ, are they? If so, the only alternative I can come up with is Nikolay Zholpin in StP 1837-57, but it is a long shot!
by Qrt.S
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Sugar tongs- need assistance to identify
Replies: 17
Views: 518

Re: Sugar tongs- need assistance to identify

That's it tay, Kostroma and ИIМ, case settled.
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by Qrt.S
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Sugar tongs- need assistance to identify
Replies: 17
Views: 518

Re: Sugar tongs- need assistance to identify

I believe that the maker's mark shows ИIМ and the Greek letter is tay (T). That would be Kostroma. If this is the case, is unfortunately the maker unknown to name.
by Qrt.S
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Sugar tongs- need assistance to identify
Replies: 17
Views: 518

Re: Sugar tongs- need assistance to identify

Well, now you're talking. I hereby withdraw my suspicious statement. You should have showed this mark in the first place. It confirms the authenticity of the tongs. The set of marks is now complete. But the maker? Try to clean the maker's mark with a toothpick or a small rough brush. Also tell what ...
by Qrt.S
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: An antique (?) tankard
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Re: An antique (?) tankard

Aye, aye, aye Amena, you should follow the good advice not to buy if don't know... >:-> ! However, maybe you are lucky because I have the answer...maybe. First of all, Sweden and Finland can we can eliminate because the the marking is quite insufficient for those countries. In Norway nothing alike. ...
by Qrt.S
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Spoon with Lyre (?) Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Spoon with Lyre (?) Mark

Hi,
Not my cup of tea, but try France, Paris 1781-1789

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