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  1. Hi Nick, would you introduce me to your Santa? I would be ready for the next year... Aurora
  2. It is time to describe the whole process to remove rust. To avoid an improper use (kids, etc.) chemicals will be encrypted ( you can PM to know them). Read CAREFULLY: you MUST use latex gloves. DO NOT breathe fumes. Use "goggles". Please operate as follows: 1) We have to prepare the first solution. Take a plastic bucket. Fill it with LW. You will add OA's crystals ( one soup spoon per 2 liters of LW or 1.5 glasses per 20 liters if you have to "preserve" a big item). Do not use more OA crystals, you will simply lose your crystals and you could have a yellowish "patina". LW's temperature ca
  3. Chris, you have to use two different solutions. I sent a PM to Tony. If he is still interested I can send another PM with the whole process. Chris, have fun but remember to be responsible!! ;-) Cheers, Aurora
  4. Hi Tony, I sent a PM. I don't write here because I prefer to prevent improper use ( kids, etc.) Aurora
  5. Hello guys, I would suggest to avoid steel wool in this case. We should have a "chemical approach". It can remove rust and preserve the original colour. Steel wool can make damages to the original colour. If you are interested please let me know. Best regards, Aurora
  6. Dear demir and dfdenizyaran, thank you very much for your explanations. Best regards, Aurora
  7. Hi dfdenizyaran, thank you for sharing. Could you explain why there are stars near crescent? Could you explain their meaning? Best regards, Aurora
  8. I add these pictures to continue this interesting topic. Here you see an item realized with "balaton" technique. Its gold leaf ( 24 ct because you cannot insert it in this glass if it is not pure gold) is in the glass, not applied externally. It is applied to show a net ( this is what they call "balaton"). Please note the typical triton fish ( with gold leaf inside). Its eyes have been made using a "cane or rod". Cane ( or rod if you prefer) is the basic component for MIllefiori glasswork technique. To realize these masterpieces a Murano master has to work in the furnace for a lot of years.
  9. ... or the lion passant ( it is positioned like the lion in English silver hallmark)...
  10. Hi Nick, please tell us what you do not collect... it is easier!! :cheers:
  11. They (Italians) usually refer to this type of glass as "three fires". The first "fire" for the glass. The second "fire" is for the gold leaf (24 ct.). The third "fire" is for the little flowers. They have to work with these items for 3 times so the call them "3 fires". I have to admit that you have a very fine taste. These items have been usually sold as souvenir to all tourists with an uneducated eye. I do not intend to mortify these good items but these have been mainly produced for American buyers ( they have a different taste and as you know, cash is king...) I obviously respect their di
  12. Hi Belaruski, could you post its reverse? Thanks in advance. Aurora
  13. I also started with an OPS ( III class, Soviet made...) ;)
  14. Hi Zsolt, Thank you very much for your help. I think you have a beautiful hat. I think it is scarce. Hungarian orders/medals/badges are not my field. I am focused on Soviet/Mongolian/Yugoslavian/ other European awards. Your help has a high value for me. Gordon & Zsolt, thank you.
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