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Unknown Metal Snuff Bottle, Do You Know This Hallmark?

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tfsloan
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« on: January 31, 2011, 04:17:50 pm »

Hi All,
 I came across this ornate antique snuff bottle.  I believe it to be made of brass and not silver.  However it has a mark on the bottom.  I couldn't find many examples of Chinese Silver marks, perhaps someone here will know something about this mark.  I have included a picture of the bottle and the mark. Click link to view large image. Thanks!





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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011, 04:39:48 pm »

It will take me a while to research this one. Unless someone else jumps in with info for you sooner, will be back once I find something out for you.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011, 04:53:10 pm »

It did not take me long to realize that what your seeing is most likely a Makers mark/stamp. A stamp created by the silversmith/metalsmith that references the piece and work to him/her. I am about 99.9% sure.. 

Sure looks like silver to me though..

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011, 06:54:59 pm »

I agree. It does look like it would be a shops stamp.
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011, 07:21:51 pm »

I have a friend that makes jewelry. She marks all her work with a stamp that represents her shop.

This one looks a little more elaborate than most I have seen. But would agree that it looks like somebody's stamp.

Looks silver to me too George.
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2011, 10:56:13 pm »

Well after hunting a bit, all I accomplished was to stumble onto this same bottle listing on eBay !

I just could not find anything online at all with this same symbol on the base.
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2011, 11:16:14 pm »

Give this site a try. For what ever reason 99% of the images will not show up for me. My browser ? Not sure.

Maybe your computer will open up the 99% that I am not able too.
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2011, 07:59:04 am »

I do have it currently listed on Ebay.  My aunt whose down in Palm Beach thought it might be something special, so I figured I would do some more research on the mark.
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2011, 09:31:05 am »

Give this site a try. For what ever reason 99% of the images will not show up for me. My browser ? Not sure.

Maybe your computer will open up the 99% that I am not able too.

I can not get the pictures to show up right either George. I am using IE7
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