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ARMORIAL PEWTER PLATE, SAXONY c.1750 
Miniature on ivory, tavern scene - Visual Artin Visual Art
Chinese carved jade pendants - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Third Reich Arts figurine in white glazed porcelain - Figurinesin Figurines
Flower planter watering figurines - Figurinesin Figurines
Sterling and gold pendant - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Porcelain planters designed by Otto Prutscher for the Wiener Werkstätte - Art Decoin Art Deco
General Pershing's WW I  bronze medal - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Orient & Flume 1984 hawthorn art glass vase / paperweight by Bruce Sillars - Art Glassin Art Glass
Bohemian spatter Glass Candy Jar - Franz Welz? - Art Glassin Art Glass

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  1. Bogislaw (BVGISLAVS) There were several dukes with this name.
  2. Hi, The essential part is missing;the name of the duke (DUX), starting with letter ``BV`` and ending with ``...LAVS`` . The name is in Latin, as it was common at the time, so letter ``V`` is actually...
  3. Cannot help with the stone based on the image. Egyptian silver with old marks (cat an Latin date letters) is not very common. They have mastered enameling, cannot recall if this quality can be seen ...
  4. ``800`` was struck before enameling, the only place for full marks was obviously the needle, otherwise would crack the enamel. Plique à jour is difficult to make - one can ruin several peaces to achie...
  5. My assumption was based only on ``star`` mark and initial DS, but several silver-plate makers used that mark, including James Dixon & Sons - Sheffield. Neither of them fits exactly the mark on the can...
  6. The best candidate is : Davis & Son, Glasgow (the star in the middle) before 1897 - 1920 Unfortunately, it`s silver plated.
  7. Btw. It`s Egyptian scarab with spread wings, a symbol of extended protection.
  8. It was made in Cairo, Egypt, fineness .800 (mark on the left).``Cat mark`` (in the middle) was used until 1946. Date letter (right) is ``F`` for 1931/1932 (replaced with Arabic numerals in 1940).
  9. The mark is struck, not engraved, one does not make expensive punches to struck the name of the owner. So, it was the maker in Karlsbad, Bohemia. There are all sorts of Karlsbad souvenirs, including p...
  10. There is only letter ‚‚M‚‚ in one of the images. Is it date letter ? Can you tell or show all marks to identify the maker and date the ring ? You can edit the post and show all marks in one of the ima...
  11. The entire edition, therefore not a rarity in philatelist terms. I think they used the same printing plate with the profile of George V replaced by Elisabeth II, but the crowns remained.
  12. Curiously, Queen Elisabeth II 25 cents (on the right) has ``King`s crown`` not ``Queen`s crown`` which is very distinctive and has replaced George VI crown everywhere. Hong Kong was far away, but sti...
  13. It was made in London in 19th century (Queen Victoria duty mark). Marks are too small, though. There are two more options to post close up images of marks so we could identify date letter and the maker.
  14. Take a look here.please: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/193086-chinese-carved-jade-pendants?in=user
  15. Take a closer look at the crown. The bible bears ``King`s Crown`` (either George V or more probably George VI). The flask has Queen`s crown (Elisabeth II).
  16. It`s Lima, Peru coat of arms, no doubt about it. The problem are two pillars on both sides being part of Spanish coat of arms. Probably carved historical coat of arms (after the independence).
  17. Are there any marks? Take a look here: http://www.silvercollection.it/ENGLAEMES.html Again, five marks are expected. Can you show them?
  18. Hi, There should be marks, as follows: 1. Assay office (London, leopard`s head, crowned or uncrowned, depending on the year) 2. Lion passant for sterling 3. Date letter 4. Duty mark (sovereign ...
  19. http://www.terapeak.com/worth/ww2-wwii-japanese-military-soldier-5-helmet-style-sake-cup-set-japan-6/172005482719/
  20. http://www.stewartsmilitaryantiques.com/japanese-wwii-sake-cup-helmet-army-aviation.29459.archive.htm
  21. WW II sake cup. Possibly ``Zero`` aircraft. Samurai, kamikaze: translation needed. Made during WW II or earlier. Very interesting item.
  22. Hi, Lozenge shaped maker`s mark: most probably French. Cheers
  23. Seal attached to a chain, fob (the hole) not necessarily had the handle. https://www.google.rs/search?q=brass+chain+wax+seal+fob&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=638&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiph-eB2c3...
  24. You are lucky to have seen ``how it`s made``. Too often, people have no idea what`s behind a particular decor. It`s still difficult for me to decipher their codes, numbers, years etc. They stopped usi...
  25. Hi, Beautiful! AM Crown mark is Air Ministry mark with Queen`s crown, indicating it was made by special order by Air Ministry and officially belonged to it.. Every RAF item had the crown (either ...
  26. Take a look here ‚‚how it`s made‚‚ Amazing skill. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/102866-orient-and-flume-1984-hawthorn-art-glass-v?in=user
  27. Did not pay attention. You already deciphered it.
  28. Hi, Take a closer look (image 3); ``STG SIL`` is obviously for ``STERLING SILVER`` Most of Commonwealth badges and ``sweetheart brooches`` made during WW II or earlier were not fully marked (lion pa...
  29. It`s three-dimensional item,right ?
  30. .826 fineness is rather uncommon and it was used in both Denmark and Norway (much earlier in Norway,though). Shamrock is not necessarily linked to Ireland (as you said ``good fortune``). Why is lower ...
  31. Hi, Gorham, Providence, RI Electro plated (EP) Vanity Fair pattern Cheers
  32. Or more pricisely since 1875. http://gien.com/cms/upload/UserFiles/File/repertoire.pdf
  33. Hi, It`s French pottery GIEN. Mid 19th century. https://www.amazon.com/Tresors86-Gien-Pottery-Marks-Free/dp/B00NR8YCLA Cheers
  34. Your magic square is associated with astrological sign Venus =175 22 47 16 41 10 35 4 etc Take a look here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_square ``In about 1510 Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa w...
  35. Well done davyd286: The 'fascio' was eliminated in 1944. Star within the mark was introduced in 1968. 84 FI (no star on the left). Earrings were made by: FIGLI DI VITTORIO FRANCONERI di LIDIA FRA...
  36. It could be word square (magic square) charm, similar to ``SATOR`` formula, but just guessing. Images (as said) are out of focus. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_square Try to show us better imag...
  37. ``Age cracks`` cannot develop on figurines within short time, several decades are needed for ``age cracks`` to appear on plates and cups with hot liquid served. Meaning, it must be old. Just guessing...
  38. Hi, Is there any mark, painted or impressed? That might help. Cheers
  39. It`s extremely difficult to execute en cabochon effect.Exact quantity and thickness of vitreous paint is needed to fill the cells and let it gradually sink during firing.Have never seen additional ena...
  40. Are you referring to French rectangular weevil mark ? It was used for imported silver items from treaty countries, used 1893-1984, minimum silver standard of 800/1000 fineness. Take a look here: htt...
  41. Hi, Yes, crossed swards are a bit different from the suggested link. The clue might be the embossed mark if you could decipher the monogram. Let`s keep searching. Cheers
  42. Looks like an early mark of Porzellanfabrik Wilhelm Rittirsch (1950 until 1974), Bavaria. Take a look hire (the second from left). http://www.porcelainmarksandmore.com/germany/bavaria/kueps-02/index...
  43. They are still in business. Benzie registration number is stamped on each piece that weighs over 4 grams. Empty boxes are also found online. I doubt they made micro mosaic jewelry, and gold left unmar...
  44. In Continental Europe they would be clear Baroque revival style c. 1850 or a bit later. Reproduced in 20th century, but one can easily tell the difference between 19th and 20th century, the way how th...
  45. It`s nice and the maker was honest with his mark. Have seen those bracelets with maker`s mark, either initials or pictorial, with ``echo en Mexico`` then ``STERLING TAXCO`` on the clasp. Exactly what ...
  46. Hi, Bohemian Cheers
  47. Felt cannot be a clue, most often attached by owners to protect furniture. Sometimes felt hides marks. Rabbits are well sculptured, natural patina. I would be tempted to remove felt, god knows what`s ...
  48. It`s die stamped,not cast,right? The first examples were documented in early 20th century. Being die stamped means they were not reproduced later, making a steel die would be too expensive for a humor...
  49. There was a discussion on German coin forum regarding this medal (token). Fantasy ``double eagle`` on reverse, and there was no consensus on the fineness. Not made in Egypt (there is a medal with Indi...
  50. Franz Welz confirmed in comments and I suppose CW has knowledgeable stuff. Some of my posts have been moved, too. I wish they had better control on posts where people boast having cheated charity sh...
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