Need Help with Asian Silver Mark

Discussion in 'Silver' started by Barn Owl, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Well-Known Member

    I'd love your thoughts on this. Is this a silver mark? Sorry, this is the only picture I have at this time.
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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    It's tough to see enough detail on the characters to tell whether that's really a silver mark or not. What is the item?
     
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  3. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Well-Known Member

    It's a necklace
     
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  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Okay - if you say so. Is what you've shown a pendant?
     
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  5. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BOARED!

    AND should it be turned or not??? Says 100%.....sideways.....but I do see the Chinese (?) symbols..........
     
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  6. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Turned. Thank you. ;)
     
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  7. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BOARED!

    Sorry, I got distracted trying to get a dog to do business outside in the rain......HAHAHAHA....NO WAY HOSÈ!!!! But no matter what I did to this image, I couldn't get it much clearer than that....maybe others can.....kind of looks like a long-necked cat on the right but facing left.......perchance a weasel??!!!! :smuggrin::smuggrin:


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  8. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Thanks for trying!
     
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  9. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    The only thought I have is that I've never seen anyone bold enough to claim 100% precious metal. The best refineries in the world usually will limit themselves to .9999. Granted that's pretty damn close but I've never seen anyone, legit or not claim 100%. Typically .999 but sometimes .9999 on coins. Additionally I've only ever seen one piece of silver jewelry made from .999. Not that there isn't more I just only have one piece that is "pure" silver". Outside of that .950 is the highest I've seen on silver jewelry. That would make me wonder if it referred to the PM content.
     
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  10. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    https://www.antiquers.com/threads/siver-bracelet-marked-1000-where-is-it-from.23731/
    There are a number of countries which use 1000 as pure silver on a variety of objects. https://www.antiquers.com/threads/siver-bracelet-marked-1000-where-is-it-from.23731/

    Objects made of "pure silver" PMC are also permitted the 1000 mark in Japan. https://www.925-1000.com/a_Standards.html
     
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  11. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Well-Known Member

    It's part of a wide mesh choker-style necklace. But now that I've taken a closer look, I'm not certain if it was originally a choker.
    I decided to buy it. I'll test it and get back with the results.
     
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  12. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

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