IVAN49

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Miniature signed Robert - Visual Artin Visual Art
Kremnitz mint St.George gold and silver coin medals - World Coinsin World Coins
Vienna gold brooch - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Chinese silk picture - Asianin Asian
Russian 1903 postcard – Port Arthur, China - Postcardsin Postcards
Dollhouse porcelain kitchen utensils rack - Potteryin Pottery
Landscape by Johann Wilhelm Jankowski  - Visual Artin Visual Art
JOSEF HOSPODKA vase, Chribska glassworks, Czech, 1960s -1970s - Art Glassin Art Glass
ARMORIAL PEWTER PLATE, SAXONY c.1750 
Miniature on ivory, tavern scene - Visual Artin Visual Art

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  1. Most professional jewelers are not very familiar with marks. In this particular case only electronic testing seems reliable.
  2. The mark looks like Austria - Hungary fox for 14 K. Compare with my brooch here: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/222121-vienna-gold-brooch?in=user In regard of magnet testing. Base metals a...
  3. In regard of gold standards. Austria - Hungary had 14 K and 18 K the latter being very rare. UK had higher standards but also 9 K. The only legal fineness in France is 18 K. So, claiming 19th century ...
  4. Acid testing is reliable only if superficial layer is filed off deep enough to reach base metal (gold plated). The same either with applying acid directly or using black stone. It`s even worse with ro...
  5. Niello is something completely different. Black metal oxides. Champleve is vitreous enamel, glass powder fused to gold or silver at high temperatures. ‚‚Low gold‚‚ claim is exactly what I said - an...
  6. Assumption is not a method of judgement. Could be Continental Europe (e.g. France). Most likely second half 19th century.There is this small mark. Try to make better close up image and edit - replace ...
  7. It`s champleve enameling:cells are carved in gold and filled with vitreous enamel. In cloisonne, cells are made of twisted wire. Regardless of Russian cloisonne popularity, champleve is nicer in jewe...
  8. The hole at the bottom is needed for soldering two halves, applying twisted wire cloisonne cells and firing enamel. Otherwise hot air would expand and the egg would explode.
  9. C.Goer was a department store in Geneva at Place du Lac 2, founded 1852. The carving is more than 100 years old.
  10. `` in 18k – 22k yellow gold`` Are there any marks ? If so, the image of them would be appreciated. Thank you.
  11. Right, it`s silver plated.
  12. British hallmarks ? Lion passant, anchor ? date letter. Maker`s mark on the left.
  13. Must be silver with 4 marks. The clue should be the mark on the left.
  14. Cannot remember 4th image, after cleaning it`s obvious the bracelet is gold plated. But never mind, the pendant is OK. Just a benevolent remark in regard of many posts here claiming ``no marks but te...
  15. DR. FRITZ TOTD pin (needle) back badges are being made in USA and sold online for $ 25. There are brooch type reproductions with narrow pin, too Are there any marks on the cigarette case ? We might ...
  16. Right, as said above The Buffs took part in the Second Boer War and ``kop`` means ``hill``. Possibly Spion kop battle. The collar is silver plated, lacking British sterling assay marks.
  17. ``kremen`` (a typo)
  18. Beautiful piece. Btw. Kremnitz or Kremnica is in Slovakia, regardless of Hungarian Kingdom at the time.The name is derived from Slovak word ``kreme?`` meaning flint. Rulers change but geographical n...
  19. For Mexican silver marks take a look here and try to calculate when it was bought plus 30 years in connection with mark systems (made before or after the eagle mark introduced 1948). http://www.925-1...
  20. REED & BARTON - PAT. DEC. 29, 1868 ? Discontinued the same year. Never made in sterling. Can you show the marks, please ? You have editing option with one of the images replaced. Thank you.
  21. Very inconsistent appraisals and hammer results. From $ 500 up to $2000. https://www.bidsquare.com/l/534/german-painted-porcelain-plaque-depicting-penitent-magdalene Enter ``H.Bucker Dresden`` and G...
  22. The frame looks antique and it`s difficult to find frames matching oval plaques.There are residues of yellow glue, so that was how the plaque was fixed plus black thick paper overlapping the plaque fo...
  23. H. BUCKER was the painter on china in Dresden, Pragerstrasse 5. Late 19th century. Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur Berlin (Royal Porcelain Factory) used impressed marks on plaques, but it`s difficul...
  24. What about Riedel ? He was fond of square shaped vases and a lot of floral gilding. No reference, jut guessing.
  25. Has it ever been documented ? This cannot be the only existing Loetz table lighter. The glass is unevenly ground. Even less reputable makers had metal rim (lip) fixed to glass, then the lighter inser...
  26. So, ``585 VI`` is understood as 14 K fineness. But there was a jeweler ``585 VI`` in Vicenza. ``410`` is without town abbreviation. That`s very unusual for Italian legislation.
  27. There was ``585 VI`` unidentified Italian jeweler in VICENZA, recorded c. 1969. The fineness mark should be on the right, but difficult to tell. Or ``585`` really stands for 14K, but why ``VI`` ?
  28. The base of Tiffany lamps almost always carried a Tiffany Studios stamp with a number. Many of the glass shades were also stamped.
  29. Hi, It`s not for me to judge but I would reconsider micro-mosaic within this frame with pearls (aesthetically). I have seen your impressive collection of micro-mosaic; how many with pearls ? None. Ni...
  30. The text is engraved and not maker`s mark, nothing to do with the manufacturer whatsoever. It was presented as the 1st and 2nd prize as a trophy of some kind.
  31. The mark became a required standard on Belgian silver in 1942. Also in 1942 maker marks were required to be a barrel shape lozenge, which cannot be identified here.
  32. Hi, Take a look here: http://www.oldquimper.com/factory-marks.html
  33. The description looks OK: ``post WW2`` and ``Queen`s crown``. Post WW2 Vintage CANADIAN ARMY SERGEANT MAJOR QUEEN'S CROWN PATCH I collect WW1 silk postcards and memorabilia - King`s crown (George V...
  34. Hi, the maker is BREMER SILBERWARENFABRIK, Bremen. Germany, in business 1905 - 1981. Bernstein was one of the retailers.
  35. Hi, What about the crown ? It`s Queen`s crown, right ? King`s crown was used during the rule of both George V and George VI. Does it mean the patch is post 1953 ?
  36. Hi, This POLAND mark in use since 1986. Assay office is difficult to decipher. Modern Polish makers are not well documented. Take a look here. http://www.chineseargent.com/home/poland-silver-hallm...
  37. https://www.etsy.com/listing/169130073/skrdlovice-emanuel-beranek-59124-elegant?ref=shop_home_active
  38. Suggesting to search for JOSEF HOSPODKA vase, Chribska glassworks
  39. The set in image 4 was not complete. Full set added for comparison. The longest piece is 4`` (about 10 cm). Thank you for being kind.
  40. Image 4 added: dollhouse kitchen tools, utensils Holder wall rack top right
  41. Thanks for looking Efesgirl. Holes are very small, about 6 mm. Interestingly, toothbrush holders had 6 holes. Possibly other bathroom accessories, but what ?
  42. Hello again, Cannot see Moscow town mark. The rectangular form was used in 1880` but there were clear notches between ``84`` and St George. This may sound hair-splitting but it`s not, marks were stri...
  43. People gave them as gifts on Easter. Expensive gifts, by the way (therefore so many plated items, silver was expensive). You can replace one of the images in editing mode. Delete e.g. the third imag...
  44. Can we see the close up of the mark in image 3 ? Or any mark clearly struck ? They should be the same everywhere.``Horse and rider`` beside 84 should be St George town mark for Moscow, but unusual re...
  45. Hello again, Sorry, no idea. What`s the item ? Numbers have no relevance, manufacturers identification or serial numbers, pattern numbers etc.
  46. Looks like the diamond-shaped English registry mark https://www.kovels.com/identification-help/english-registry-marks.html
  47. Your assumption sounds correct (1800). Just to mention this fact: Assay office (town) mark was deliberately omitted on cutlery in many cases to prevent ``duty dodging``. Full set of marks on a spoon c...
  48. It was made by Vaughton & Sons, Silversmiths & Medallists, Livery Street, Birmingham, assayed at Birmingham office (anchor), date letter ``F`` for 1930. Of course, lion passant for sterling standard.
  49. It`s Norddeutscher Lloyd, a German shipping company.I think the first flag on the left in blue is crossed anchor and the key (of Bremen). Then German and American flag (liners to USA). https://www.g...
  50. Aragundi is Basque family name and she emigrated from Galicia province. Having in mind repression against Basque and Galician people she was lucky to leave Spain in time. Amazing piece of history not ...
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