Featured Enameled Austro Hungarian Style Gilt Silver Brooch

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Barn Owl, Dec 5, 2020.

  1. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Well-Known Member

    I picked up this brooch recently. It is hallmarked 925 on one side of the pin, and on the other there are three very tiny hallmarks:

    A stork or heron-like bird in flight (its profile) with the number 1 beneath it.
    The letters PV in an oval stamp.
    The letter H in a square stamp.

    I can't seem to find the hallmark anywhere. It isn't the Austrian toucan mark.

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  3. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Not sure why images of the marks haven't been posted, but might guess from descriptions that the bird is the 1st standard Hungarian mark, the 'H' a mint-mark, and if I recall correctly, the 'PV' was a 'State Mint' (Pénzverő) mark used on items of various materials after WWII...



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  4. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Well-Known Member

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  5. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Well-Known Member

    Thank you. I wasn't able to capture the mark on my camera. My camera wasn't able to focus through the loupe.
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  6. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    It's nice. I would have guessed it was older.
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  7. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Try getting a magnifier app for your phone. They are free, have a light and take pictures. I like Magnifying Glass + flashlight. The one with the light might cost $1.99
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  8. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Well-Known Member

    Thank you! I'll try that. I didn't realize there was such a thing.
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  9. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    They are easy to use and work like a charm.
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