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Who and what is it?

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:06 pm
by SophieHolland
Who and what is it?

Length is 10 cm
Ebony handle
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Re: Who and what is it?

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:12 pm
by oel
Believe it to be a silver sugar shovel (suikerschepje). Year letter B for 1836. The maker's mark could be GK under a chess pawn for: G. Koppelaars, registered in 's-Hertogenbosch 1814-1841. The Minderva head or assay office mark should have the regional assay office letter K in its helmet for 's-Hertogenbosch. Lion passant 2nd standard mark silver .833 fineness (1814-1953)


Peter.

Re: Who and what is it?

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:59 pm
by SophieHolland
Hi Peter,

Unfortunately ......
Almost .......... excellent

It is a tea shovel. :)

Thank you

Re: Who and what is it?

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:39 pm
by oel
Yes, tea shovel no problem. Sugar and/or tea shovel the shape&size of the shovel could make the difference. I have send you a pm ( price mentioned) with some examples.
Tea/spices shovel;
Sizes; 8,5 x 2 cm
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Sugar shovels;
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Sizes;10 x 3 x 1,5 cm
Sure you could shovel; tea & spices and perhaps a little sugar.

Re: Who and what is it?

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:45 pm
by SophieHolland
Hi Peter,

Yes I know the prices of sugar, tea and spices shofels, but also of the mostard spoons.
What you show are the classics sugar shofels.

Always interesting to share

Thank you for this

Re: Who and what is it?

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:03 am
by SophieHolland
Hi Peter,

To avoid misconceptions, here are some quick examples of tea shovels

Often they use the name of a tea shovel but it is a sugar shovel, simply because it makes more impression

Best regards
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Re: Who and what is it?

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:16 am
by oel
SophieHolland wrote:Hi Peter,

Yes I know the prices of sugar, tea and spices shofels, but also of the mostard spoons.
What you show are the classics sugar shofels.

Always interesting to share

Thank you for this



Hi Funny Lady,

The heading of your topic who and what is it suggest you do not know what it is used for.
I opt for sugar shovel you contradict in writing it is a tea shovel. I show other examples in the same style of your sugar shovel including a pm because you can see the shovels but also the price, which is against forum rules. Your answer: you know the prices of various shovels including mustard spoons. In plain Dutch; ik weet waar Abraham de mosterd haalt. You are actually saying that you already know everything. I wish you could luck and advise you to buy the relevant reference books.

Best,

Peter.