The hallmark belongs to Argenteria Galbiati srl, a firm still active in Milan (Italy).
Into the lozenge there's also a 'fascio' and this hallmark was in use between 1935 and 1944.
Sarah Thomas writes:
...can I post a question about a mark on a gold piece ? I attached some photos
It is a very old toothpick/spoon ??
If you know what it is would you please let me know.
Erika Fielden writes:
....You very kindly helped me identify a hallmark. I have one more if you could help me
- its part of my parent's estate which I need to clear. I have searched for some info on the mark
(e.g.age, maker etc.) but I am at a loss.
I've attached a couple of pics of a toast rack and
hope they help you identify it for me. Please accept my appreciation for your help.
B. Hough writes:
...wonder if you could please help me? I am not seeking a valuation, I am just frustrated at
being able to find information about every other mark on silver/silver plate, except the ones on
It is a vase 11" in height with a Rococo or Art Nouveau pattern, I don`t know the differences!
I have attached a picture of the marks.
Thanking You in anticipation.
Replies to members' questions
Norma L. Young writes:
no doubt all British silver collectors will answer Rene Linari's query ........ he has a cheese
scoop, traditionally used with Stilton cheese.
We have English friends who still like to buy their round Stilton cheese (or a half-round) for
Christmas time and one plunges the scoop down into that large and wonderful rich cheese to withdraw
a 'scoop' ....
The pattern of handle looks to be Kings Husk, and one cannot quite make out all the plated marks, but I'm thinking its
probably Mappin & Webb
Maja Houtman writes:
RenÚ Linari asks about a scoop. It is a cheese scoop. It is made very sturdy, so you can scoop
a taste of cheese out with it. The marks are made to look english...
Carol Fleming writes:
In answer to the question from Rene Linari. I believe the utensil to be a Cheese Scoop. There
are 2 pictured on page 105 of "The Marshal Guide to Antique China And Silver" ISBN 1-84028-064-6.
The one belonging to Rene according to the book would have been part of a cutlery service as large
services like Kings and Queens included them for Cheese served at the end of the meal.
I hope this is of help.
Maja Houtman writes:
Svein Solhjell asks about the salt. It will probably be German (or Hungarian), because the
alloy of 12 l÷thig was not used in France.
Dubravka Martinovic (ASCAS members) publishes in her website (http://www.antikviteti.net) the
Croatian version of ASCAS article # 37 'Candle Snuffers/ Despabiladeras' by JosÚ Luis Mu˝oz Diaz.
The Croatian version 'PREDMETI NAMIJENJENI GASENJU SVIJECA' is now available also in ASCAS website
ASCAS is proud to offer to its readers articles written in English, French, Spanish, Italian and ...Croatian.
Closing our November newsletter I hope you have appreciated its
Your comments, suggestions and advice will be of great help.
My thanks to Giovanni Ciceri (Italy), Joyce Colpetzer (USA), Jayne Dye (USA), Erika Fielden (Australia), Carol
Fleming (Australia), Mark Hamblin (USA), B. Hough (UK), Maja Houtman (the Netherlands), Dubravka Martinovic
(Croatia), Leslie Salvage (UK), Sarah Thomas (USA), Norma L. Young (Canada) for their invaluable