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iconnumber posted 02-27-2003 08:00 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi, can any one help me figure out what a mark on a cobalt glass liner with a wonderful silver holder. the holder is marked with a 13 than under it is a capital script N and a script a with crown. I belive the A with crown is Paris, but haven't a clue what the other marks are. Can any one recommend a book of silver marks that is heavy on the rest of the world. English and American are easy Thanks christer

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iconnumber posted 02-27-2003 11:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for labarbedor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those are pseudo marks, you wont find them in any book, or more exactly they are copies of marks you could find. The 13 is 13 loth or 13/16 the silver, the N is for Nurenberg. The A is Paris. These are 19th cent German, the work is usually cast fake repousse.

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iconnumber posted 03-03-2003 02:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for doobees     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Boy, tough to hear that reply about something that you were obviously delighted with. Maybe we can all learn from it though. Here I am in the center of "French mark land" and I'd love to see a photo of the pseudo marks... it'd have fooled me. If it's pretty and I see interesting marks - I buy it and then come home and figure out what I have in terms of real or faux... If I cannot find the appropriate marks, then I just assume it's my novice research skills. So, I hold my breath, post it here and hope to learn something. I'd love to see a photo of the piece too.


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