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Brooch marked 915. Is this a purity mark?

Brooch marked 915. Is this a purity mark?

custercountyrose
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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.



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in reply to Apr 29, 2010 1:17:41 PM
allopapallo
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Sounds like an old english silver-copper alloy to me. Could it be?

Daniel
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in reply to Apr 30, 2010 7:33:23 AM
custercountyrose
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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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in reply to May 1, 2010 5:17:13 AM
karath*78
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What a lovely piece!
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in reply to Jan 19, 2012 7:56:31 AM
moonbeems
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this is spanish silver and would normaly have a pentagram or something else beside it but could have been rubbed of through use.

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in reply to Jan 26, 2012 5:14:16 AM
realitycheck-7
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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.

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in reply to Jan 30, 2012 8:20:55 PM
cool-awesome-vintage
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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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in reply to Jan 31, 2012 6:56:50 PM
bestpricedbooks_usa
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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,


bestpricedbooks_usa

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