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    Posted 6 years ago

    kyratango
    (429 items)

    Silver and garnet pin, stem in silver too.

    3,3cm high, 3,1cm wide, 10,5cm with stem
    Illegible hallmark on the stem, together with maker's mark GJ as sketched.

    Update:

    Seems to be the marks for silver, Glasgow 1903.

    Thanks Lisa and Jean :-)

    Mystery Solved
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    Comments

    1. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 6 years ago
      Early GJ marks has the J going through the G. I don't think your drawing is not quite right. Sorry, can't be more help than that.
    2. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Beautiful design that's all about I can say.
    3. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thanks Jewels and Agram for your advice! Still researching... :-)
    4. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      http://www.silvercollection.it/englishsilvermarksXJGGG.html
    5. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      http://chicagosilver.com/marks_master_list.htm
    6. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you so much Roycroft for these links, will join to my existant list!!!
      Found id on it for periodgems brooch! She would be happy :-)
      Still not found my GJ...
    7. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 6 years ago
      Ohhh excitement.
    8. toracat toracat, 6 years ago
      It is American Indian I think!! I sent you two emails!! Check them out! XXOOXX
    9. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thanks to the 9 who loved it :-)

      Don, thank you so much for your research and pics! The initials/signature on the cuff is sooo similar! But on the pin, it is a pinch very tiny...
    10. period_gems period_gems, 6 years ago
      it does look slightly Jensenish and quite beautiful...sorry, I need to see marks to be helpful, its a failing, brain fail :/
    11. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Any idea for the mark on last pic?
      Help! :-/
    12. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 5 years ago
      Sorry don't think I can help with that one either. Only thing that springs to mind is the script letter "I" stamp, a tax mark for old Dutch made silver. It is mark "J" on this page http://www.925-1000.dk/Fnetherlands_Date_Code.html
    13. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thank you for your research! my first thoughts were for Scottish or Scandinavian due to the design.
      The stamp JG doesn't look like a hallmark, rather a signature...
      Still mysterious!
    14. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thanks Elizabethan and BelleEpoque! Happy Thanksgiving!
    15. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Update ! Clear pics of unknown maker signature and mark...
      HELP NEEDED :-)
    16. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      I'm going to go with Georg Jensen, as it is the closest, and the official site says the hallmark was altered due to space limitations, making each hallmark unique.

      http://www.illusionjewels.com/inv/GeorgJensensig.jpg
    17. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thank you so much Katherine, I didn't saw this one in my searches :-)
      Still not sure though...
    18. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Other Jensen GJ marks, not the same...
      http://www.silvercollection.it/jensen.html
    19. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      I know, there were whole reams of different marks for GJ, however, this one stood alone, and then I went to their official site and read that the hallmarks were altered at times to fit the space of the piece, which makes sense with your pin. So I thought I would offer it as a possibility. :)
    20. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      If you look at the G and J in the name Georg Jensen in pic#2, strong resemblance.

      http://www.925-1000.com/jensen_marks.html
    21. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      The official site says there were often irregularities making each piece unique:

      http://www.georgjensen.com/global/artdesign/the-mark-of-a-maker-the-georg-jensen-stamp
    22. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thanks again Katherine, I think I'll try to e-mail them to ask their opinion :-)
    23. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      That was going to be my suggestion, good luck! :)
    24. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Good eye, oldandsilly! :)
    25. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Still can't read it, lol, so it is Edinburgh thistle?

      Thanks a lot for helping in my mystery solving oldandsilly and Katherine :-))
    26. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      #6, 1935 was the G I saw similar, is that what you're referring to, oldandsilly?
    27. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Uuh! Still think it is entwined GJ, can't recognize any old English letters in it :-)
      :-)
    28. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Hehe! I can't be against the Scottish thistle mark id, as I don't know it "in person", and it is very badly stroke! I believe you for it :-)
      Thanks again for all efforts on my mystery :-))
    29. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      http://gaukartifact.com/2013/03/11/silver-hallmarks-glasgow-scotland-1681-1964/ Hi kyra, another idea is could it represent the year it was made
    30. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Meaning the G :-)
    31. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you so much, Jean!
      It does look like the script of the G for Glasgow 1903!

      Difficult to be sure though because it is partial as struck on the needle part, so I can't see the shape of the frame.

      I will consider this case as SOLVED :-D
    32. epson233 epson233, 4 years ago
      always good to solve the mystery -- plus the rest of use get to increase our knowledge banks -- classy looking hat or lapel pin
    33. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Yay! :)
    34. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      So right Epson! :-)

      Kath, YEAAAHHH!

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