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    Posted 12 years ago

    stevedeal001
    (7 items)

    Need some help identifying this silver piece. Obviously .900. Makers mark unknown. Purchased in Greece near Athens. Looks cyrillic - Russian but I have NO reference for Greek pieces. Anyone know a greek listing for makers marks and dates?

    Thanks in Advance !

    Steve

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    Comments

    1. flowerrose, 12 years ago
      Lovely piece! I wish you luck with the silver mark :-)
    2. stevedeal001, 12 years ago
      Thank you ! This thing is huge too.. its 900 grams. I've never cleaned a silver piece.. What do people prefer?
    3. flowerrose, 12 years ago
      Personally I prefer them cleaned. But some people who onsell don't clean them because for some this can get them higher price - although I've never understood that because I think all shined up they are splendid. I mean the Queen wouldn't have dirty silver would she!! If it was mine and I was keeping it I would shine it up!
    4. stevedeal001, 12 years ago
      Flowerrose, I have finally purchase cleaning materials and the proper cleaners with great help from silversmith Jeffery Herman who does absolutely magnificent work. I will start with a few just above scrap value pieces and work upwards to gain experience. I am still in need of help with the makers mark and dating. Help anyone ?
      Thanks in advance,
      Steve
    5. stevedeal001, 12 years ago
      flowerrose, I am currently in process (5 hours so far) in cleaning this :). As you can see.. it was awful. Some would have said to leave patina but with black.. you cant remove black without shining the surrounding area. I don't like black. So, she's going all clean :). Will post an update when its completed. Steve !
    6. stevedeal001, 12 years ago
      Okay.. clearly show before and after pictures. I couldn't and won't be able to identify this makers mark. So, I know it was dark and ill regularly patina'd. So, with great effort, off came the patina and what a beautiful clean(mostly except for the girl has shades to show her age) silver it is ! Steve
    7. stevedeal001, 3 years ago
      Hello All,

      Any ideas to the maker much appreciated. I NOT RUSSIAN unless some specific Faberge.. unlikely, or for a Czar.
      It still looks crylic as in rr or some other form of mm.
      It has a lion, leopards passant which the RR is inside but definitely not English or English territory.
      I have searched many hours to find mm or area this came from.
      Macedonia also used crylic. I can't find any list of Macedonian silversmiths or find a contact who would know.
      Once again, any help much appreciated !

      Thanks !

      S
    8. stevedeal001, 3 years ago
      Sorry, swap all references to RR as being correctly KK.
      The stamp itself could just be a leopards head.. and the kk just the way they created the stamp. It then being the complete makers mark. No date mark.
    9. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      I love the polished version….so beautiful!
    10. antikvariart antikvariart, 3 years ago
      Hello, just came across this thread. Did you manage to identify this mark because I have the same hallmark on some silver goblets and can't find anything for it. Thank you. At least country of origin will be a good place to start. Thank you.
    11. stevedeal001, 1 year ago
      Well, almost entirely eliminated Russian unless it was private collection or Faberge. Doubtful. Most like is Macedonian who also used critic. Then it would be Greek after that. Hqve not found it. Can't decide if it's a European leopards head or inverted KK. Any help STILL much appreciated.. Been 10 years now going and one of only a few I have not identified that I own.. let me know if you found your matches plz? Thanks, Steve
    12. stevedeal001, 1 year ago
      Can you post a link to your goblet? Or upload here? I've never seen the same mark.. lol (:

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