Russian gold hallmarks 19th century

by Angela



I purchased a bracelet from a reputable antique jewelry dealer and the bracelet was described as Russian circa 1880. It was identified as 14 carat rose gold. My confusion comes from the only mark on the bracelet (which I unfortunately cannot get a picture of because of a poor camera). The mark is definitely a "14". The four is like an upside-down little "h", not like the 4 I get with this type font. Hope that makes sense. Did Russian jewelers ever use a 14 mark in the 19th century (as opposed to the 56 for 14k or 72 for 18k, etc.? Thank you.

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