IVAN49

Berlin,Germany

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Miniature signed Robert - Fine Artin Fine 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  - Fine Artin Fine Art
JOSEF HOSPODKA vase, Chribska glassworks, Czech, 1960s -1970s - Art Glassin Art Glass
ARMORIAL PEWTER PLATE, SAXONY c.1750 
Miniature on ivory, tavern scene - Fine Artin Fine Art

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  1. The engraved inscription is in French, the name and 19 March 1877. If there are no other marks (search for them) it would be impossible to identify the maker.
  2. Depicting Kremlin in niello technique means they are Russian. Marks are too small but look Russian, too.Close up images of the marks would help to identify the maker.
  3. The same amulets offered in Turkey (about Euro 30). http://www.ekengumus.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=57_115 So, cannot be that old.
  4. Koran-Amulet case is used to contain verses from the Koran. Tughra was used by sultans in Ottoman empire, meaning it can be dated before WW I. Unless made later in Turkey.
  5. Oh, I see ``casing`` refers to glass, not metal cage.Will try to find mine and inspect it more closely.Thank you.
  6. I remember having posted number 3 elsewhere years ago. I still have it stashed away.But I remember its history: it was bought in Romania for DM 40 (before Euro was introduced).It was in a garage on th...
  7. Center: Dominion shield (take a look here ans scroll down) http://heraldicscienceheraldique.com/chapter-ii-taking-a-closer-look.html Right: maple leaf, ofcourse Left: Quebec coat of arms. two Fleur...
  8. I downloaded both the original and yours, placed them side by side and there was obvious difference in details.Prints are made after a photographic image and 100 % match the original. So, I think it`s...
  9. Jester with a Lute by Frans Hals.As said above the original is in Louvre.
  10. Trained painter unlike those portraits done in the street. Has a character.Nice.
  11. It`s silver PLATED, not sterling, made by CRESCENT SILVERWARE MFG CO INC - Port Jervis, NY Founded in 1922. Moved to Port Jervis in 1939. Sold to Samuel Kirk & Son Inc. in 1977
  12. As said above overall craftsmanship does not match Tiffany quality. This link might be helpful. EBay is worthless and full of fakes. Beyond understanding people hope to buy even Faberge on eBay. ...
  13. TassieDevil pointed out it`s King`s crown. So, either George V or George VI. Unless made and sold without being in connection with a particular period (decorative crown brooch).
  14. It IS Russian. Two letters on the locket are HV in Cyrillic, Paschal greeting short for "Christ is Risen!" (Hristos Voskrese). But this is not Russian mark on hook. There was well established system...
  15. Polish mark after 1986.. The link is here. http://www.chineseargent.com/home/poland-silver-hallmark
  16. After 1986. http://www.chineseargent.com/home/poland-silver-hallmark
  17. Poland Warsaw.Will try to date it.Makers are not well documented.
  18. All coins belong to Ottoman Empire but it was a vast area at the time. Armenian silversmiths who worked in Van area of Turkey were famous for niello technique but they were much better. You can sear...
  19. 1 Yen Silver Fineness: 0.900 Weight: 26.96g = 416 grains. Diameter: ?38.6 mm Three characters on the left: Dai Nippon Great Japan Top two characters from left to right: Emperor Mutsuhito (Meiji) r...
  20. 2nd Regiment of The Life Guards Officers full dress belt pouch. Interlocking ``LG`` is the cypher of Life Guards. Formed in 1788 as 1st Life Guards they amalgamated with 2nd Life Guards in 1922 to f...
  21. http://www.edgarlowen.com/greek-coins-the-east-sales.shtml
  22. Not Roman but Ancient Hellenic (Greek). Worth consulting an expert.
  23. It`s NOT fake. The pin is base metal (harder than silver and honestly marked as such).The brooch is sterling and pearls (or whatever surrogate pearls) are well set with prongs, which is time consuming...
  24. Not fake. Simmons Hardware of St Louis imported from England, Germany, and Sweden, and they also had some re-branded American products. Razors in particular.
  25. Key identification characteristics for the 1780 strikes are in particular the form of the brooch in the veil on the obverse (no pearls, except for the later Vienna mint strike), the form of the letter...
  26. Maker`s mark in a rectangle for silver plated items. Number 18 indicates that 18 grams of pure silver was used for plating a dozen pieces. http://www.925-1000.com/a_platenumbers.html
  27. Complicated version of rope (string) puzzle. This one has two holes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmcurEs-BIA
  28. It`s called gnomon. Pinhole image of the sun to tell time. Or possibly there was retractable gnomon to cast the shadow. More info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnomon
  29. ``Eagle`` mark guarantees silver. No need for explicit ``sterling` mark.
  30. This is not metric screw cutting die and can be very versatile for cutting screw threads needed for old items e.g. lamp fittings, silver finials etc (depending on the size - internal diameter).
  31. One would expect ‚‚GF‚‚ but ‚‚F‚‚ can also stand for ‚‚filled‚‚. Rather deceptively marked. For proper testing deep filing to the base metal is needed and drop of acid directly applied under jeweler...
  32. 20 microns is very good and used e.g. on watch cases with a 20 year wear guarantee. Honestly marked and a good answer for claims often seen here on CW ‚‚not marked but tested for gold‚‚ The same he...
  33. There is one more mark opposite to ‚‚CC‚‚ obscured by solder (second image).
  34. Muguette is derived from French muguet "lily of the valley". It was a very popular name in France in the 1920s but is not very common nowadays.
  35. Most likely an oleograph. If not, you have a masterpiece. As suggested, show us the back and front again under higher magnification and well focused.
  36. O&EG Royal Austria Oscar and Edgar Gutherz of Alt-Kohlaw, Austria (1889 – 1918) For the most part the artist that painted the pieces did not work at the factory they were in America just regular p...
  37. It`s Rosenthal 1891-1906 underglaze mark. The factory is in Selb, Bavaria. Fritz Thomas Porcelain Factory is located in Marktredwitz. Rosenthal became its major shareholder in 1908 and was run as an ...
  38. Clearly marked Meistersdorf (either paper label or more importantly in enamel) and with 16 glass-painting workshops in Meistersdorf, glass transported across entire Bohemia more than 300 km to Kloster...
  39. The label seen here is a great find because it demystifies common myth that almost every Bohemian iridescent glass must be Loetz. Even with documented décor it`s not. There were countless glass manufa...
  40. Images with the marks are too small.If the second mark on the left has one crown then it`s Finland. For Finnish marks take a look here and compare. http://www.925-1000.com/Ffinland_Date_Code.html Bu...
  41. https://www.deamoneta.com/auctions/view/106/512
  42. Take a look here: https://www.google.rs/search?biw=1366&bih=638&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=opera+glasses+handle+ivory&oq=opera+glasses+handle+ivory&gs_l=psy-ab.3...41456.50657.0.51391.20.20.0.0.0.0.154.2201.3j1...
  43. You already figured it out. Never mind. Did not tread the description. Sorry.
  44. It was made by Joseph Smith & Sons (Birmingham) Ltd. Vittoria Street in famous Jewelry Quarter,Birmingham. Date letter ``N`` stands for 1987.
  45. Marks from left to right: ``nt`` is sponsor`s (importer) mark - not identified so far 925 for sterling London import mark Date letter ``o`` for 1988 In short, it was imported to London in 1988.
  46. Possibly fumsup for good luck.
  47. Made by Walker & Hall, Howard Street, Sheffield, England. Date letter ``h`` stands for 1925. You can engrave her name but do not attempt to remove the monogram. Even if done professionally it woul...
  48. Although Italy had well established hallmarking and registration system the makers often avoided it. Why is the needle showing different color, as well as parts of the brooch at the top ? Or just ligh...
  49. Medals can be posted here.They can be easily identified and valued. Coins are difficult to grade online. There are collectors clubs. In regard of conservation, do not try to clean both silver and br...
  50. Dutch hallmark that was struck in objects of 14K gold and is used between 1906 and 1953 (the leaf with 3 secondary veins). Prongs are intact. It would take 5 minutes to set the missing stone.
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