Apostle spoons Austro Hungarian import mark

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silverpac
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Apostle spoons Austro Hungarian import mark

Postby silverpac » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:35 pm

So I have this very nice set of Apostle spoons which have confused me for some time. They have the obvious import mark 1891-1901 with a b for Linz and you can tell it was added at a later date as it is stamped rather heavily into the bowl. There is also a large "N" which is part of the casting and this is what I am not sure of. The boxes for the spoons are stamped with the Coat of Arms for Archbishop of Salzburg who took that role in 1772. I wonder if the boxes were made to confuse to add value to the spoons and the Coat of Arms is to deceive or does the "N" give them a maker or date which would coincide with when the Archbishop was in office, which would make them very important. I am not so naive to think that someone wouldn't try to deceive. Any help would be appreciated, of course.

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AG2012
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Re: Apostle spoons Austro Hungarian import mark

Postby AG2012 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:29 pm

Hi,
Unless proven otherwise, I opt for Hanau.
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silverpac
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Re: Apostle spoons Austro Hungarian import mark

Postby silverpac » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:22 pm

So you are thinking Neresheimer possibly ? that would make sense. Thanks AG2012

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Re: Apostle spoons Austro Hungarian import mark

Postby AG2012 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:37 pm


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Re: Apostle spoons Austro Hungarian import mark

Postby AG2012 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:51 pm

Supralibros showing the coat of arms of Count Hieronymus von Colloredo, archbishop of Salzburg (1772) on an education book.

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silverpac
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Re: Apostle spoons Austro Hungarian import mark

Postby silverpac » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:07 am

Nice picture, thanks for that information. I did find some documents with his crest butt the leather book is exactly like the leather covering on the boxes. Again, thanks.


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