Abbreviations in auction houses - how to keep the overview

 

Whether in the print or online catalogue of the Auktionshaus Stahl: for practical reasons you will come across abbreviations in the descriptions of objects, as they are common in the antiques and art trade as well as at auctions. We want both experts and laymen to be able to find their way around our range and have compiled the most common abbreviations for you here:

 

A
ad.added/ additional
AGSAmerican Gem Society Laboratories
AIGSAsian Institute of Gemmological Sciences
approx.circa
Arab.Arabic
attr.attributed
B
beg.beginning
BBKBerufsverband Bildender Künstler
C
ct.carat
cat.catalogue
cat. rais.catalogue raisonné
cent.century
centuryConfédération International de la Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Orfèvrerie
Chin.Chinese
col.collection
comp.compare
D
Ddiamond colour scale from CIBJO, very fine white+
d.depth
dam.damaged
dat.dated
DeGBDeutsche Gesellschaft für Edelsteinbewertung Idar-Oberstein
def.defect
diam.diamond
dm.diameter
DSEFDeutsche Stiftung Edelsteinforschung
E
Ediamond colour scale from CIBJO, very fine white
exh.exhibition
F
Fdiamond colour scale from CIBJO, fine white+
flflawless
G
Gdiamond colour scale from CIBJO, fine white
g.gramm
GEDOKGemeinschaft deutscher und österreichischer Künstlerinnenvereine
GIAGemological Institute of America Inc.
GRSGemResearch Swisslab
H
Hdiamond colour scale from CIBJO, white
h.hight
HRDAntwerpHoge Raad voor Diamant 
I
Idiamond colour scale from CIBJO, slightly tinted white
im.images
i finternally flawless
i.a.inter alia
J
Jdiamond colour scale from CIBJO, slightly tinted white
Jap.Japanese
K
Kdiamond colour scale from CIBJO, tinted white+
kt.Karat
L
Ldiamond colour scale from CIBJO, tinted white
l.length
lit.literature
lo. ri. / lo. le.lower right/ lower left
lo.low
M
mmmaster mark
min.minimal
mod.modern
MK&GMuseum für Kunst und Gewerbe
N
Nat.-Gall.National-Gallery
num.numbered
P
P.Piqué
p.page
part.partially
plast.plastic
prof.professional
prov.provenance
pub.Published
R
rep.rep.
rel.relined
rest.restored
S
sismall inclusions
sign.signed
SHLMSchleswigholsteinisches Landesmuseum Schloss Gottorf
SSEFSwiss Gemmological Institute
stamp.stamped
stamp sign.stampsigned
T
T-Zdiamond colour scale from CIBJO, tinted
tit.titled
U
up. ri. / up. le.upper right/ upper left
V
vol.volume
vsvery small inclusions
W
w.width
vvsvery, very small inclusions

 

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