Morup Serving Spoon I.D. Help

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Threebears
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Morup Serving Spoon I.D. Help

Postby Threebears » Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:20 pm

Hi ,
This spoon is marked C. or G. Morup . Any information on the history of the maker , years , state , ect. would be most helpful . I can not find any information on this maker any where.
Thanks for any help.
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Postby bellefield » Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:21 pm

don't know if this helps any but Morup is a Danish name (or at least a danish design house of the 20th century) but that looks like a stylised letter D next to it then it could be the Dutch dating code for 1888, so maybe you may want to try on the Dutch or the Danish forums for a little more info?

Good luck fella, Jay

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Postby admin » Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:42 pm

Norwegian is also a strong possibility, but Dutch is not. A Dutch date letter would be there as part of a series of hallmarks, not as a stand alone.
Regards, Tom

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Postby Hose_dk » Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:41 am

It could be Danish - the marks look that way, but I cannot find C Morup.
can you get a be´tter picture of the town mark?

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Postby blakstone » Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:39 pm

Well, it's almost Danish. Technically it's German, though, from the city of Flensburg in Schleswig-Holstein, which lies just south of the Danish border and which is the center of the Danish national minority in Germany.

The Flensburg city mark here depicts a castle, taken from the city arms. The maker, C.MORUP, is Christian Mörup, who was, in fact, born in Randers, Denmark in 1815, the son of goldsmith Niels Back Mörup. He was probably trained there by his father, but he became a citizen of Flensburg in 1856 and was working there as a silversmith at least by 1858. He died in Flensburg in 1881. Two of his sons also became silversmiths: Johann Friedrich Christian Mörup (1849-1880) in Flensberg, and Christian Adolph Mörup (1873-1914) in nearby Tondern.


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