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old_scout

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iconnumber posted 02-24-2003 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for old_scout     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Greetings - first time posting.

Wondering if anyone could enlighten me on this mark: .

I'm told that it is of Iranian (or Persian) origin, approx. late 19th century.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

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FredZ

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iconnumber posted 02-24-2003 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FredZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Persian silver is not my expertise and I can shed some light on one of the marks. The 84 is a common silver quality mark used in many different countries. My recollection is that it defines a purity of silver equal to 87.5%. None of the books I own have Iranian marks. I own a Persian decanter bearing a similar 84 mark at it's base.

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vathek

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Similar marks with the 84 were used early 20c in and around Tabriz.

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