American silver spoon, maker?

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sebastian4743
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American silver spoon, maker?

Postby sebastian4743 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:29 pm

The last riddle for today. I assume it is American Silver. Initials are R&B which might be among other Reed and Barton or Roden Bros. Please help.

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Re: American silver spoon, maker?

Postby dognose » Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:55 pm

Hi Sebastian,

No, it's German. See Robbe & Berking at: Robbe & Berking of Flensburg

and: http://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_marks_a1884_8.html

Trev.

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Re: American silver spoon, maker?

Postby sebastian4743 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:11 pm

Thank you Trev. So it does not matter that the common marks as crown and moon are not there? If it is the case here does it mean that they were sold outside Germany?

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Re: American silver spoon, maker?

Postby dognose » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:24 pm

That would appear to be the case. Is this another of the Franklin Mint spoons? The work Robbe & Berking were included as part of that series.

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Re: American silver spoon, maker?

Postby sebastian4743 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:50 pm

Well, this is possible. I have bought four spoons from this seller and on three of them the "C" letter is present, also numbers 83 and 85 appear. Interesting... so these spoons might be reproductions?

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Re: American silver spoon, maker?

Postby sebastian4743 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:52 pm

PS. Do you have a photo of the whole FM series? Or a list of these spoons?

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Re: American silver spoon, maker?

Postby dognose » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:05 pm

No, not really reproductions. Franklin Mint would have approached various silversmiths around the world, and given them orders for XXXX number of spoons in an agreed pattern and size. Franklin Mint would advertise these sets and subscribers would receive individual spoons over a period of time, say one a month. Normally a rack would be supplied by FM as encouragement to complete the series. How many were in a complete set, I have no idea.

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