Unknown marks on spoon

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Brian P
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Unknown marks on spoon

Postby Brian P » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:23 am

Hi...
Could someone clarify these marks for me...these are about to be made in to rings and I’m hoping I can save them by telling them not too due to age etc...
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Brian P
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Re: Unknown marks on spoon

Postby Brian P » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:24 am

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AG2012
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Re: Unknown marks on spoon

Postby AG2012 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:23 am

Hi,
Those are Dutch marks, from left to right:
Maker's mark VK for J.M. Van Kempen & Son.Mark for big articles: Passant lion and number 2 (silver fineness .833) in hexagon,the Minerva head is the duty mark. Letter (cannot decipher) is date mark.
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Re: Unknown marks on spoon

Postby AG2012 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:28 am

Date letter in Gothic is certainly within the range of second half to late 19th century sequence of date letters.
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Brian P
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Re: Unknown marks on spoon

Postby Brian P » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:40 am

I have learn something which is always good...
Thanks a lot for that...i think they will end up as rings....never mind I will try and save others...

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Re: Unknown marks on spoon

Postby oel » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:58 pm

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VK under crescent & 2 dots for; Fa. J. M. van Kempen & Zonen, this particular mark used 1858-1924
For information about the history of Van Kempen see;
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=28590#p70305
Minerva head or assay office mark with regional assay office letter C for The Hague.
The year letter perhaps gothic K for 1894.
Through the ages silver items are melted down for the silver to be used in a new product. Enjoy your rings.


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