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by Aguest
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon
Replies: 19
Views: 237

Re: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon

Then if the silversmith is Jacob Dammert, how does the "crowned V/W" symbol relate to a specific town? Would it be a town mark? And if a town mark, which country would it correspond to? It is quite interesting :
by Aguest
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon
Replies: 19
Views: 237

Re: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon

Wouldn't it be a "Crown Above V" which represented the "Vyborg Governorate" which was ceded by the Swedish Empire at the time? "The Vyborg Governorate was a Russian Governorate 1744-1812, which was established in territories ceded by the Swedish Empire in the Great Northern ...
by Aguest
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon
Replies: 19
Views: 237

Re: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon

At some point when I was researching American Colonial silver spoons, I came across a tradition of "funeral spoons" where silver spoons were made and presented at funerals to commemorate the loved one :: I believe this tradition was imported from Scandinavia (maybe Holland), it had its ori...
by Aguest
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 492

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

I was wondering how the Master Sazikov gained all the knowledge necessary to implement his statuary works, I am always thinking "how did Sazikov learn to do all this?" when looking at his objects, I will keep looking for helpful family Sazikov-related material to add to this thread ::
by Aguest
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Russian gold amethyst bangle bracelet - please help me identify it
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Russian gold amethyst bangle bracelet - please help me identify it

Amethyst is the purple color of quartz, while quartz is the colorless and sometimes transparent white, similar to glass ::: Not all amethyst is as deep dark purple as we expect it to be, often it occurs in a pale purple form which can blend into the clear colorless form of quartz, so sometimes it ca...
by Aguest
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 492

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

Does the book concentrate on the Master Sazikov only? How much of the book discusses the 2 Sazikov Sons?
by Aguest
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 492

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

I will try to collect more information about the Sazikov Sons history in Moscow and St. Petersburg following the Master Sazikov's death in 1868 :: That salt spoon is really amazing, the proportions are perfect and the gilding is very precise, even the humble salt spoon is elevated into a work of art :
by Aguest
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 492

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

All research and information about the Sazikov sons, particularly Sergei, would be greatly appreciated as well ::: Sincerely, thank you ::
by Aguest
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 492

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

One other thing of note is that my spoon has a date mark of 1868, the year that the master silversmith and father Ignaty Sazikov died, so in theory this could be one of the first spoons made by the Sergei Sazikov workshop in Moscow when he inherited the business from his father along with his brothe...
by Aguest
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 492

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

Thank you all for your help, I thought for sure I had this one right because other auction houses were using the P-L numbers as reference, hopefully this thread will help other people who believe they have Stroganov but actually have Sergey Ignatievich Sazikov hallmarks :: Do you believe the hallmar...
by Aguest
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 492

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

So I found three examples, hopefully everybody can see what I am referring to, all these serving spoons have a curious "smudge" hallmark on them, I really don't understand this odd "mis-struck" hallmark which appears on each of the examples :: Below is the plain, more basic examp...
by Aguest
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 492

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

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by Aguest
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 492

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

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by Aguest
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 492

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

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by Aguest
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 492

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

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by Aguest
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 37
Views: 492

S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

Hello welcome ::: I noticed a curious detail on the large serving spoons of S. Stroganov :: https://ibb.co/wCCnvk1 https://ibb.co/whY3NwS https://ibb.co/fHNN4YH https://ibb.co/WPmH3Px https://ibb.co/sQPXYsX I can't figure out what the "looks like a smudged hallmark" is on each of these spo...
by Aguest
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help with makers marks on 17 piece Fruit set from Belfast
Replies: 6
Views: 2453

Re: Help with makers marks on 17 piece Fruit set from Belfast

For what it's worth, I have a large set by Sharman D. Neill in the original fitted box with the original Sharman D. Neill label, and there is one single differently-hallmarked piece which is a cheese scoop and it bears the "HA EA FA" Atkins Brothers hallmarks, so I do wonder if they had a ...
by Aguest
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin Silver Spoon - mark "E pellet J"
Replies: 8
Views: 928

Re: Coin Silver Spoon - mark "E pellet J"

I have been thinking about Provincial Denmark based on a few spoons I was able to identify with just two initials in a square cartouche, and the "diamond-shaped drop" is so distinctive it makes me think about Belgium and Switzerland (countries with a French influence), but now that I remem...
by Aguest
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 17th century Norwegian spoon?
Replies: 2
Views: 1683

Re: 17th century Norwegian spoon?

Is this not an "Acorn Top" spoon? :: A quick search of the term "Acorn Top Spoon" will lead you to some examples in museums and these spoons seem to be mostly Dutch ::: What's strange is that it looks more like a pineapple than an acorn so I don't really know why, but the pineapp...
by Aguest
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Fasces: Italy?
Replies: 8
Views: 1020

Re: Fasces: Italy?

For a brief period of time in Fascist Italy under Mussolini, the Fasces was the symbol used in the official silver hallmarking system :: I have an example of this hallmark, although the fasces symbol is tiny and also quite worn because it was on the hinge of a cigarette case which was constantly bei...

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