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    Posted 10 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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    1. flowerrose, 10 years ago
      Lovely piece! I wish you luck with the silver mark :-)
    2. stevedeal001, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 1 year 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, 1 year 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, 1 year ago
      I love the polished version….so beautiful!
    10. antikvariart antikvariart, 10 months 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.

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