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Cyn

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iconnumber posted 09-30-2011 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cyn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Hi,

Please help me ID this hallmark on this possibly Russian or Armenian silverware fork.

OK then, I am a collector of antique silverware. I purchased this silverware set at a garage sale. The homeowner is of Russian descent. She told me that the set belonged to her mother. No other information about its metal content was known only that it's likely not silver.

I would love to know where it came from and the metal composition.

Here are the reduced photos:

Thank you so much,
Cynthia

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agphile

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iconnumber posted 10-01-2011 04:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for agphile     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't take this as the definitive reply. The first part of the marks looks like a Russian abbreviation for white metal. The next bit perhaps an abbreviation for the factory or workshop (MPZ in English and zavod means factory). So I would guess post 1917 nickel silver.

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Cyn

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iconnumber posted 10-01-2011 06:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cyn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Heck, that's something at least, thanks.

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