Ornate Italian Spoon

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questingmoose
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Ornate Italian Spoon

Postby questingmoose » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:14 pm

Family lore has it that this spoon was purchased by my grandmother in Italy in 1906. Has anyone an idea of who the maker might have been, when it was made and what it is about?

Thank you.
Mike


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Re: Ornate Italian Spoon

Postby legrandmogol » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:02 am

Hi, its a spoon from Bad Kissingen Germany (but referred to by the generic term Hanau Silver). Looks like part of the of David Kugelmann mark, can't really see the other pseudo mark but regardless it is German late 19th, early 20th century Historicist style and make. The maker was known to have exhibited in the Chicago worlds fair of 1893 so perhaps your grandmother picked this up at the Milan Worlds fair in 1906 where he may also have exhibited?

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Re: Ornate Italian Spoon

Postby questingmoose » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:04 pm

Legrand Mogol,

That makes very good sense. She studied violin at the Willard School in Berlin about 1908.

Thank you for your help.

Mike

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Re: Ornate Italian Spoon

Postby Theoderich » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:05 am

yes, this are pseudomarks probably from Hanau
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Re: Ornate Italian Spoon

Postby questingmoose » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:16 pm

Theoderich,

Danke.

Mike

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Re: Ornate Italian Spoon

Postby questingmoose » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:26 pm

All,

I did a search for Hanau pseudomarks on this site and found a spoon that appears identical–except for the marks–under Neresheimer, Hanau~Figural Silver Spoon.

Mike


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