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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-07-2010

Brooch marked 915. Is this a purity mark?

I found this brooch today marked 915, its gold tone for the most part with silvery cut outs on the front.

Is 915 a silver purity mark? Ive had several gold washed pieces that were marked 925 is the only reason Im asking.



allopapallo
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Posts: 776
Registered: ‎11-30-2009

Re: Brooch marked 915. Is this a purity mark?

in reply to custercountyrose
Sounds like an old english silver-copper alloy to me. Could it be?

Daniel
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Registered: ‎06-07-2010

Re: Brooch marked 915. Is this a purity mark?

in reply to custercountyrose
I would consider that. Ive been told it may be a Spanish silver mark as well.

Thanks for the input, if I find anything definitive I'll be back and let you know.
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Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Brooch marked 915. Is this a purity mark?

in reply to custercountyrose
What a lovely piece!
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Registered: ‎01-08-2012

Re: Brooch marked 915. Is this a purity mark?

in reply to custercountyrose

this is spanish silver and would normaly have a pentagram or something else beside it but could have been rubbed of through use.

realitycheck-7
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Posts: 808
Registered: ‎09-22-2007

Re: Brooch marked 915. Is this a purity mark?

in reply to custercountyrose

is that a real pearl?  Nice find, the tube (or trombone) clasp most likely indicates it was made in Europe from 1890s through 1940s.  I vote 1940s.

cool-awesome-vintage
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Registered: ‎04-24-2008

Re: Brooch marked 915. Is this a purity mark?

in reply to custercountyrose

I'm not sure what the 915 means, but that is stunning, if you plan on listing it will you please contact me with the listing number. I'm a sucker for brooches, I have metal allergies and can only wear brooches or a necklace long enough to go under my collar.

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bestpricedbooks_usa
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Registered: ‎01-10-2006

Re: Brooch marked 915. Is this a purity mark?

in reply to custercountyrose

Hi, Here is a link that will answer your question(s).


http://www.925-1000.com/a_Standards.html


 your mark is about midway the page,


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