Need help with this teaspoon

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Johannes
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Need help with this teaspoon

Postby Johannes » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:52 am

Hello,
i have a Tientsin teaspoons and have no idea. can somebody help to identify the makermark and the age of this teaspoon ?
best regards
Johannes

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Re: Need help with this teaspoon

Postby dognose » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:02 am

A post that's worth a bump. Any thoughts on this one?

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Re: Need help with this teaspoon

Postby zhaosu » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:26 am

Marks:
天津 = Tianji/Tientsin
恒利 = Hengli, name of the firm
足紋 = Zuwen, means 'pure silver'
公 = Gong, an internal mark standing for the actually maker, or the foreman of the workshop, or something else.

Hengli is one of the most important silversmiths and jewelers in 1st half 20th century, Tientsin. Most of their capital, managers and workers were from Zhejiang province.

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Re: Need help with this teaspoon

Postby dognose » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:58 am

Hi zhaosu,

Many thanks for updating the topic. I'm sure it will be of use to many.

Trev.


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