Tiny Single Mark on Gilt Ladle

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1408greg
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Tiny Single Mark on Gilt Ladle

Postby 1408greg » Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:20 pm

I've used your website and this forum for a lot of great help identifying silver. Thank you! This is my first time posting.

I have a gilt ladle. It is not labeled sterling, but looks like it (please tell me if I am posting in the wrong spot). It's about 14.5" long. I'm not even positive it's American, but it is with a lot of other old silver flatware that is almost all American.

A picture of the mark is here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/f06zzc1p5r0wy ... k.JPG?dl=0

Pictures of the ladle are here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/11s5iakmtovx3 ... d.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jsl45owxb5gpb ... d.JPG?dl=0

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: Tiny Single Mark on Gilt Ladle

Postby dognose » Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:38 pm

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

You are far more likely to get responses if you embed your images as very few people will click on thumbnails or links.

Trev.

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Re: Tiny Single Mark on Gilt Ladle

Postby AG2012 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:46 pm

Hi,
Welcome to the forum.
I have embedded the image of the mark. It was upside down, I guess. This makes sense as ‚‚13 Loth‚‚ fineness used in Austria-Hungary before 1867 and Germany before 1886.
That`s all I can tell.
Regards
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1408greg
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Re: Tiny Single Mark on Gilt Ladle

Postby 1408greg » Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:59 pm

Wow . . . thanks for the quick and helpful response. I thought about the number 13, but wasn't sure, and I didn't know about 13 Loth as a fineness grade. So, the number 13 meant nothing to me. Now it does! I suppose it's not all that unusual to have pieces from that era that don't have a maker's mark. Thanks for your help.


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