- A sterling silver object that is to be sold commercially is, in most countries, stamped with one or more silver hallmarks indicating the purity of the silver, the mark of the manufacturer or silversmith, and other (optional) markings to indicate date of manufacture and additional information
- A yellow precious metal, the chemical element of atomic number 79, valued esp. for use in jewelry and decoration, and to guarantee the value of currencies
- coins made of gold
- amber: a deep yellow color; “an amber light illuminated the room”; “he admired the gold of her hair”
- made from or covered with gold; “gold coins”; “the gold dome of the Capitol”; “the golden calf”; “gilded icons”
- An alloy of this
- A deep lustrous yellow or yellow-brown color
gold and silver hallmarks – All About
All About Antique Silver with International Hallmarks
This is an outstanding silver reference book that gives identification and dating clues for hollowware and flatware. The book features silver hallmarks for 24 countries including England, France, Germany, Italy and Russia. It also includes British design registry numbers, U.S. Design and Utility patent numbers and metric conversion tables. The book will help you to: discover the difference between silver items and items that just look like silver; identify important construction techniques and understand how they effect quality; Circa date a piece of silver and identify the maker; and, know what makes a piece collectible and why.
OTTOMAN MEJIDIE ORDER/BADGE/MEDAL 1852 (Mecidi Nishani) SILVER X GOLD SULTAN ABDULMEJID IN BOX
Established in 1852 by Sultan Abdulmejid I, this order became the quintessential decoration of the Ottoman Empire. The order came in five classes, with the highest class limited to 50 members, and the lowest class limited to 6,000.
Seven-pointed star (Badge) in silver, with a gold central medallion, around which is a red enameled band bearing four plaques with the words "Zeal, Devotion, Loyalty" and the year AH 1268 (1852) on the bottom plaque. Between each ray of the star are small crescents and stars, suspended from a red enameled crescent and star device.
The back of the badge shows famous ottoman mint mark at the circular mark, with the words "Darphane Amire" contained in a crescent & another smaller mark (on top of the mint mark) which is the silver hallmark a merely circular cartouche with the word "Sah" (Pure).
The order comes In its original red velvet Box with the ottoman toughra on top.
Bright red with narrow green stripes inset from each edge. Ribbons of early badges have been seen in a dark scarlet shade, with pale olive edges (not inset), but the date of transition to bright red is not known. It is possible that the ribbon evolved over time, becoming brighter red with darker green stripes, which were inset on later ribbons
Here you see the planishing hammer marks on the back as well as the sterling silver Hallmarks and maker’s mark
gold and silver hallmarks
Sir Charles Jackson’s English Goldsmiths and their Marks is the classic reference work on British antique silver hallmarks. First written in 1905 and last revised in 1921, it is a mammoth endeavour which has remained in print ever since. It is still considered indispensable by silver collectors and dealers, despite shortcomings due to its age. This major new edition has been compiled by a team of distinguished experts to take account of the vast store of information which has been unearthed as a result of much detailed and wide ranging research over the last seventy years. The text has been extensively updated with over 10,000 corrections and an enormous amount of entirely new material. For example, there are over 1,000 corrections to London eighteenth century makers’ marks alone. Many ideas and attributions have changed since Jackson assembled his work and some of the makers he overlooked are now known to be of major significance. There are not many standard reference works which survive for eig