help with this please

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help with this please

Postby mwhi42 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:34 pm

Hi Everyone, new here and new to it all.i think I have found my new hobby.

Leer Germany 1945 found were 12 small teaspoons and a large serving spoon. 30 years ago my parents took them to Birks Canada only to reveal they were dutch, the spoon itself is shell with 5 notches along each wave line.The hallmarks as such

CB ( SQUARE ) with looks like a star under it within the square.
Lion facing right with a 2 under it
minervas head with looks like an "A ''
d pattern matches 1888.

Birks claims the shell portion is 24 carat gold, with I assume .833 silver stem.

maybe my first hobby should be computers as i am having difficulty uploading the pics....however, any info is appreciated ... 47B7%21198


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Re: help with this please

Postby oel » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:42 am

Hi mwhi 42,

Welcome to the forum.
The maker’s mark CB in a square standing above a *. There are two possibilities; 1). Koninklijke Begeer Utrechtse Fabriek van Zilverwerk, registered 1868/1920.
2). Cornelis van Baaren, city of Schoonhoven, registered 1887/1911
Please check the Regional Assay Office letter in the Minerva head. If it is Begeer (my guess) the RAO letter could be a B for Utrecht. If the maker is van Baaren the RAO letter should be a M for Schoonhoven. If you positive about the RAO letter being an A it is for Amsterdam.

Lion Passant walking the right way with a 2 indeed for silver 833/1000 fineness.
Anyway you have a beautiful silver gilded set of dessert spoons.



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Re: help with this please

Postby mwhi42 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:55 pm

thanks for your help...

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