I have what I believe to be a Dutch spoon, made c1790. I'm interested in both the maker and the owner of the crest.
I think the maker's initials are DW, where the 'D' is lopsided. Who is this and when were they in operation?
The crest is interesting and, to me, rather confusing. The crest is formed as a garter below what looks like a Royal crown. The motto on the periphery of the garter reads (I think) 'Montjoei Saint Denys' (the war cry of France) and is on on an azure ground and with three stylized fluer de lis. I assume the owner of the crest was the recipient of the spoon when it was presented as a gift after the funeral of the person whose name is inscribed on the bowl. Can anyone identify the country of origin of the crest (Swedish, or French maybe?) and, even better, the original owner!
As always, any help is most appreciated!
Thanks in advance.