Any thoughts on this Spoon?

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Any thoughts on this Spoon?

Postby dognose » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:13 am

Hi,

Does anyone have any thoughts on the origin of this spoon?:

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The mark appears to be 'AH'. The spoon is in the Scottish Fiddle pattern, but I don't recall seeing one like this before.

Any thoughts as to the maker or origin of this spoon appreciated.

Trev.

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Re: Any thoughts on this Spoon?

Postby Sasropakis » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:57 am

My guess would be that it's Scandinavian. That kind of fiddle pattern was used also in Finland in the mid 18th century although I don't think it's Finnish or Swedish. It could be provincial Norwegian or Danish (or maybe from northern Germany) because it has just maker's mark and not any assay marks.

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Re: Any thoughts on this Spoon?

Postby dognose » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:14 am

Hi Sasropakis,

Many thanks for your thoughts. I'll move it to the Scandinavian section to see if we can get further information.

Trev.

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Re: Any thoughts on this Spoon?

Postby Bahner » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:42 pm

Hello, agree, this could be southwestern Denmark or northern Germany. I would roughly date this to the 17th century. Regards, Bahner

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Re: Any thoughts on this Spoon?

Postby dognose » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:51 pm

Hi Bahner,

Many thanks for the further information. The search narrows!

Trev.

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Re: Any thoughts on this Spoon?

Postby Hose_dk » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:42 am

have not consulted ny books but from memory I would say Andreas Holm.

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Re: Any thoughts on this Spoon?

Postby dognose » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:17 am

Hi Hose,

Excellent, many thanks.

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Re: Any thoughts on this Spoon?

Postby Hose_dk » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:54 pm

Andreas Holm is from Copenhagen and huge ammounts of his silver is still around, We would expect to see lots of 1600 early 1700 silver but the work of these masters have been modified and user for new silver. Andreas Holm if from the time where silver still is treasured and lot of silver 1700/1800 remained in fascion so it has not been changed - stilll excist.

AH Copenhagen so we would expect to see 4 hallmarks maker, month (tax mark) city and Guardein for controll.
I am not surpriced to see silver with only makers mark. Skip the other marks and you save the tax. It could be the case, that someone have delivered old silver to AH asking him to make new items. Buyer could say - i dont need proff of contens as its my own silver reused. And tax + controll cost money-

I have Andreas Holm silver where old hallmarks have been reused also to save money.
I am not surpriced to see AH wihout rest.

Most AH marks also contain year of manufacture. It was mandatory to have year in masters mark. However many did not follov that regulation.
And a AH mark is revisited as AH and no year.

AH Andreas Holm born in Ribe 1735. Educated in the 1750ties in Odense. Employd in Copenhagen 1762 work at a gold smitm 1764-65. Citienship7/8 1771. Start working in OSP in the 1790ties.
From 1805 untill1812 his production decreases.

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Re: Any thoughts on this Spoon?

Postby dognose » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:04 pm

Hi Hose,

That's great information. Thank you for taking the time to add it to the topic, it's appreciated.

Trev.


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