Silver Cream Spoon made/imported 1918.
Hi, Dutch cream spoon. Maker's mark N2
for; B. Dijkstra better known as the Firm brothers Niekerk
, registered in Groningen 1899 till 1927 and in Schoonhoven till 1970. The firm of brothers Niekerk used so called pseudo/fantasy marks to avoid Foreign import duty. Pseudo old marks & fantasy marks were used for competitive reasons, the high demand for antique silver at home and abroad, silver being old & handmade in the traditional way. The import regulations in the UK and US; antique silver could be imported at a lower rate of duty compared to modern silver. The British importers know the silver items are not old and do sell it at such; being curios cabinet items.
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