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by AG2012
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: 13th Artel Letter holder
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Re: 13th Artel Letter holder

The letter was written in mid 1916 when The Great War was already raging and at the time when Wogau family sold all assets and left Russia.Meaning,the letter witnessed the change of company leadership,old executive (most likely a German) was replaced by a Russian. His name is mentioned in the book R...
by AG2012
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: 13th Artel Letter holder
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Re: 13th Artel Letter holder

Hi, Wogau & Co was a huge trading company with several branches in Russia.They traded almost everything, from chemicals, machinery to sugar and tea.It was founded by a German Maximilian von Wogau in 1859. Almost all leading positions were held by German citizens, for this reason, after the outbr...
by AG2012
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Icon, help with marks and name of the saints
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Russian Icon, help with marks and name of the saints

Hi, The same scene is often described in shorter version as Сергиево видение.The word is derived from видеть (to see),meaning apparition or vision. Inscription in the icon Bидение Сергiа actually has the same meaning but in another case (genitive), showing possession.Compared with English it would b...
by AG2012
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Icon, help with marks and name of the saints
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Russian Icon, help with marks and name of the saints

Hi, From left to right: Apostle Peter, Apostle John, Mother of God,Monk Sergius “Apparitions of Our Lady to Sergius of Radonezh” (Явление Богоматери Сергию Радонежскому) The iconography of the “Apparitions of Our Lady to Sergius of Radonezh” was based on the text of the Life of the Monk Sergius,Epip...
by AG2012
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Any assistance identifying object appreciated
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: Any assistance identifying object appreciated

Hi,
What glue ? Where ? The photo is very nice and old.Do not destroy it.
Can you show the back of the frame and the way the picture is fixed behind the glass ?
Regards
by AG2012
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Single spoon unknown markings to me - info needed
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Single spoon unknown markings to me - info needed

Hi,
Porvoo town mark, Finland, Z3 for 1881.
Regards
by AG2012
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Silver mark identification
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: Silver mark identification

Hi,
Number 383 was assigned to a Florentine maker in 1962.

FABBRICA ARGENTERIE ETRURIA di FRANCESCHINA. GIACHETTI, PARIGI & SANTONI S.n.c. Via Senese, 86/R Florence
Out of business end 1995

Regards
by AG2012
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Strange task 2
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: Strange task 2

Hi,
Winged angel running, facing left for Amsterdam pewter, but difficult to recognize here.
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by AG2012
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help with antique German mark
Replies: 1
Views: 649

Re: Help with antique German mark

Hi,
It is cake server, Neresheimer,Hanau, pseudo Augsburg mark, 13 Loth, end 19th century (or early 20th).
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by AG2012
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Unknown Maker
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: Unknown Maker

Hi,
I think L R & S of Sheffield has not been identified so far.
Yes, they were active in the forties.
Regards
by AG2012
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: What is it for?
Replies: 10
Views: 3791

Re: What is it for?

It is Vietnam.Mirror image of the inscription.
If you download the image and flip it, at least Hanoi is clearly seen.The same with Ubaranda^s piece.
Regards
by AG2012
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Totally new to this need help on mark
Replies: 7
Views: 1767

Re: Totally new to this need help on mark

Hi,
It is French Minerva head for silver standard used since 1838.
There must be at least one more mark of the maker in lozenge.Search for it and look here:
https://www.925-1000.com/Ffrench_marks.html
Regards
by AG2012
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: 24A on Russian purse - the missing 24th artel?!
Replies: 10
Views: 2980

Re: 24A on Russian purse - the missing 24th artel?!

Hello again, Pay attention to the badge (logo) top left. ``GFS`` is most likely Girls Friendly Society,British charity organisation which helped repatriation of British girls working as governesses and tutors in Russia and lost their jobs at the outbreak of The Great War. Rev W.Mensell Merry in his ...
by AG2012
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Need help with some silver marks
Replies: 2
Views: 4623

Re: Need help with some silver marks

HI,
It depicts in relief The Night Watch painting by Rembrandt.
Embed the images as suggested.Looks like nickel silver, most likely Dutch but cannot recognize the maker.
regards
by AG2012
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: 24A on Russian purse - the missing 24th artel?!
Replies: 10
Views: 2980

Re: 24A on Russian purse - the missing 24th artel?!

My fault for trying to be ironic. Wanted to say that assay office clerks did not skip deliberately (on purpose) numbers 24 26 and 27 when they registered artels Meaning,it is logical that ‚‚missing‚‚ artels did exist, because there was no logic in braking sequence of numbers assigned to artels. This...
by AG2012
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: 24A on Russian purse - the missing 24th artel?!
Replies: 10
Views: 2980

Re: 24A on Russian purse - the missing 24th artel?!

Hi, I think it is perfectly genuine in spite of gaps in regard of documented artels after 1908 (Artels 22 23 25 28 29). So called missing artels must have existed because there is no logic in skipping sequence when artels were registered. ``Artel 24 comes after artel 23, but let`s interrupt the sequ...
by AG2012
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: ID cutlery rest
Replies: 2
Views: 4974

Re: ID cutlery rest

Hi,
I think it is MAPPIN & WEBB silver plate,possibly letter H for 1936.
Regards

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