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So this one confuses me, could be just plated
Looks like maker mark: 11 GZ
Other one looks like a yearletter, but there is no minerva or material

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Hmm indeed Tux, the (deformed) year letter J for 1919, please clean the maker's mark and show us a few clear enhanced images, perhaps this will help to identify the maker. Thanks,


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Re: Hmm

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Ok so I'm back with my homework, I used different kind of methods and light
I used my pencil eraser even more to clean it up, hopefully these are better.
It might be G2 instead of GZ at the bottom

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Could it be related to Gero as it comes with yearlike A-Z markings in a circle and GZ
I thought the letter was a "J"

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Your food pusher, in Dutch called ‘eetschuifje’. It took some time but now I think an earlier mark has been changed (overstruck) with the GZ mark in rectangle for Ned. Fabriek van Gouden en Zilveren Werken (v/h J.A.A. Gerritsen n.v.), registered in Amsterdam and Zeist, this particular mark used 1908 - til ?
https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopi ... 278#p70278
Food pusher, how does it work to push food onto a spoon or fork, particularly for a child if he or she weren’t supplied with a knife at the table
https://www.cooksinfo.com/food-pushers

The year letter, perhaps J for 1919.

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Thanks Peter, it remains a weird one, why is there no Lion passant or Minerva marks.
The J also doesn't look like any J from the yearletters, I only know the skinny 1919 version of J without top stipe.
Is there another version? Im not even sure it's not just plated, its a weird one for sure.
Thanks for your help and digging and the foodpusher info, very cool!
Many times I wonder how it was used, what was common back then is forgotten now.
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Solid silver, part of a set, instead of year letter, the sword mark should have been used. Mistakes were made and not often corrected. At the other hand, the year letter perhaps a broken O, made with damaged punch, for 1949.
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To be sure have it tested.

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So purely random I came across these spoons online that look very simular.
They come with maker info: JAA Gerritsen Zeist 1904-1924
It matches with the GZ in the makersmark (finding G.Z. as well), but not the shape nor the 11(?) on top of the one searching for

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