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ARTICLES WRITTEN BY GIORGIO BUSETTO English version



Italian antique silver oil lamps (lucerna)       Lucerne Italiane in argento versione italiana

An unusual item - The Georgian silver wine funnel

From birth to death

Hallmarks of Russian silversmiths

Dedications on silver cigarette boxes

Nutmeg graters

Little-Known Tableware Items: Argyles       Un oggetto poco conosciuto: l'Argyle versione italiana

Silver figural toothpick holders of 19th century

Silver salt throne from Tsarist Russia       Saliere a 'trono' dalla Russia Imperiale versione italiana

Posy Holder or Tussie Mussie

An ancient liturgical object: the PAX       Un antico oggetto liturgico: la PACE versione italiana

The Victorian lozenge - dating 'Registered Model' of the UK Patent Office

Buried treasures       Tesori sepolti versione italiana

Silver toilet sets       Servizi da toeletta in argento versione italiana

Hallmarks of Italian silver: late 19th/20th century       Punzoni dell'argento italiano dall'Unità d'Italia ai giorni nostri versione italiana

Another way of documenting a silver collection

A collection of Judaica Silver

Hispano-American silver: the TOPOS       Argenti Ispano-Americani: i TOPOS versione italiana

A forgotten object: the silver warmer       Un oggetto di cui si è dimenticato l'uso: lo scaldino d'argento versione italiana

A misleading tea complement: the waste bowl

Judaica silver - Jewish ritual silver

Damian de Castro Spanish ember bowl

Two silver pieces of Jean Redart

A German beaker from .... 1576

Silverware of Giuseppe Garibaldi       Una forchetta di Giuseppe Garibaldi versione in italiano

A teapot of Antoine Joseph Gellé       Une théière de Antoine Joseph Gellé version française

A sugar bowl with St.Mark's lion

A Walker & Hall coffee pot

Milk creamer and sugar bowl from Russia

A Tiffany serving dish and cover

Carl Adolf Kohl: silversmith and ...cartoonist

An Edwardian stamp case

Casters, talc bottles and pepperettes - Three centuries of silver shakers

Demons & Devils

An Italian silver hair-pin: the 'sperada'

Silver salt

Argenteria Sfriso: la più vecchia argenteria artigiana di Venezia versione in italiano

Italian silver salt cellars

ARTICLES WRITTEN BY DAVID MCKINLEY English version

The Legal Position of The English Leopard

Mote Spoon - A fraudolent conversion

A Reappraisal of the Marks Used in the Harache Workshop

The Background To "Duty Dodgers"

An Intriguing English Spoon

The Early History of The English Tea Caddy

The Britannia Standard for Wrought Plate

Kitchen Peppers, Bun Peppers and Muffineers

The English Silver Caster

The Introduction of Mechanical Marking by the London Goldsmiths' Company

Fraudulent Use of London Hallmarks

Further revelations concerning the Harache workshop

The Double Mark Punch Used At The London Assay Office

Apprenticeship and Freedom for the English Goldsmith

The Significance of Mote Spoon Piercing

The Mystery of the Sterling Lion

The Date Letter on English Hallmarked Silver

ARTICLES WRITTEN BY DAVID N. NIKOGOSIAN English version

Marks of European Silver Plate: I. SANDRIK, Slovakia

Marks of European Silver Plate: II. FRAGET & NORBLIN, Poland/Russia

Marks of European Silver Plate: III. BOHRMANN, HARTMANN & HEPP, Germany

Marks of European Silver Plate: IV. HACKER & HERRMANN, Austria

Marks of European Silver Plate: V. KRUPP & WELLNER, Italy

Berndorf Metalware Factory: History & Marks

Marks of Berndorf Metalware Factory in Austria - Marks of Alpacca and Alpacca-Silver II Products

Marks of Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF): Hollow ware and trays

Marks of Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF): Cutlery and Napkin Rings

History of B.Bohrmann foundry

B.Bohrmann / B.Bohrmann Nachfolger: List of Marks

Marks of Gallia, Manufacture de L'Alfenide/Christofle

Silverplate cutlery marks of Christofle, Veuve Charles Halphen, Gombault-Desclercs and Manufacture del'Alfénide

Marks of Armand Frenais silversmith company




ARTICLES WRITTEN BY CHRISTOPHE GINTER

Silver Hallmarks of Paris During the Reign of King Louis XV (France 1723-1774) English text
Les poinçons parisiens de l'orfèvrerie (1723-1774) version francaise

An Imitation of Louis XV Hallmarks English text
Une Imitation de Poinçons Louis XV page en francais

A Burgundian fork dated 1660 English text
Une fourchette bourguignonne datée de 1660 version francaise
Una forchetta borgognona datata 1660 versione italiana

The hallmarks of silversmiths' widows in the Kingdom of France English text
Les poinçons des veuves d'orfèvres sous l'Ancien Régime français version francaise
I punzoni delle vedove dei maestri argentieri nella Francia del XVIII secolo versione italiana

Fraud on silver taxes during the French Royalty Chalon sur Saône (France) 1762-1768 English text
Poinçons de fraude fiscale du XVIIIème siècle Chalon sur Saône (France) 1762-1768 page en francais

An Imitation of Louis XV Hallmarks (II) - The example of Paris, 1768-1774 English text
Une Imitation de Poinçons Louis XV (II) - L'exemple de Paris, 1768-1774 page en francais

Another imitation of Louis XV silver hallmarks (III) - Master Thomas GERMAIN English text
Une imitation de poinçons d'époque Louis XV (III) - Maître Thomas GERMAIN page en francais

The forgotten silversmiths of French revolution - Paris hallmarks 1788-1793 English text
Les orfèvres oubliés de la Révolution Française - Le poinçon de garantie de Paris 1788-1793 page en francais



ARTICLES WRITTEN BY ROBERT MASSART

Favier Family: Three Towns and 150 Years of Silversmithing English text
La Famille Favier - Trois Villes et 150 ans d'orfèvrerie version francaise

Nesme: a dynasty of French Silversmiths active in Lyon English text
La Dynastie des Orfèvres Nesme de Lyon version francaise

French Inventory Marks (Poinçons de recense) English text
Le Poinçons de Recense en France - 1722-1984 version francaise

Goldsmiths and Jewellers of Paris of 19th end 20th Century English text
Orfèvres et joailliers du XIXe et du XXe siècle à Paris version francaise

Bigorne English text
Les poinçon de bigorne version francaise



ARTICLES WRITTEN BY VARIOUS AUTHORS

Le marquage par le maitres-abonnés sous l'Ancien Régime by Lise Moor version francaise

Poinçon de Grâce de 1750 by Raoul Verbist version francaise

La bontà negli argenti bolognesi del XVIII secolo by Andrea Menarini testo italiano

Considerazioni su alcuni assaggiatori bolognesi by Andrea Menarini testo italiano

Cenni sulla punzonatura degli argenti nel ducato di Parma e Piacenza nel XVIII secolo by Andrea Menarini testo italiano

Hallmarking of twentieth century South African precious metal artefacts by Fred Van Staden English text

Belgian silver of the Empire period by Martine D'Haeseleer English text

Hallmarks of Spanish silversmiths by José Luis Muñoz Diaz English text

Hallmarks of Silver Manufacture in Brazil by Ricardo Ferreira English text







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