Trying to determine the ERA and origin of this spoon

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Trying to determine the ERA and origin of this spoon

Postby Pp13 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:33 pm

Hi - I’m new to this forum. I believe it is a Dutch piece because of the lion hallmark facing right.
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I appreciate any insite anyone may have on this spoon. Thank you.

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Re: Trying to determine the ERA and origin of this spoon

Postby oel » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:04 pm

Hi, welcome to the forum. Dutch ornamental spoon. The maker's mark in a square shield is rubbed and not clear enough to be identified. The lion passant above 2 for 2 nd standard silver 833/000 fineness, used 1814-1953. Are there no other marks, like assay office mark or Minerva head and a year letter?
For Dutch ( hall)marks see:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=32028


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Re: Trying to determine the ERA and origin of this spoon

Postby Pp13 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:58 am

Thanks Peter.Those are the only 2 hallmarks I see on the spoon. There are a lot of intricate details on the handle. I included a few more pictures. 1 more of the hallmarks and a close up of the back/front of the stem next to the ship. Does the bow and arrow crest on the back of the spoon mean anything?
Thanks again for all of your help.
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Re: Trying to determine the ERA and origin of this spoon

Postby Pp13 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:03 am

Also, I forgot to mention that the spoon is 13” long.

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Re: Trying to determine the ERA and origin of this spoon

Postby oel » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:36 pm

Hi, it is a pity the marks are rubbed out perhaps the spoon bowl has been over polished. I believe the crest to be a fantasy crest and part of the decoration. The spoon is a 19th/early 20th century copy of an ornamental type of spoon originated in the 18th century. Below a 18th century ornamental spoon made in Amsterdam.
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=28590&p=121450#p121450

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Re: Trying to determine the ERA and origin of this spoon

Postby Pp13 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:29 pm

Thank you so much for all of your help and wisdom. I have 2 more spoons (wedding gift from my ex-husbands Grandmother 22 years ago) that I’m trying to get more information on. However, I dont know their origin. I know this is a Danish forum. Suggestions on where to post for more information?
Thanks-

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Re: Trying to determine the ERA and origin of this spoon

Postby oel » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:05 am

Your welcome. This is the Dutch forum, just post the new topic here. One of the moderators, if not Dutch will move it to the correct forum.

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