Unknown Hallmarks on Apostle Spoons

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MaureenSusan
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Unknown Hallmarks on Apostle Spoons

Postby MaureenSusan » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:47 pm

Hi All,

I have 10 of these spoons. I thought they were an incomplete set of Apostle Spoons but the figures are all the same. I am unsure where they originated & have not been able to find any information on their markings.
They were given to me by my Canadian grandmother but I don't have access to any of the Canadian Hallmarks to see if these may have originated there. Any help would be appreciated.
Maureen

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Postby admin » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:22 pm

Hi,
Welcome to the forum. We won't be able to help much with images of only this size to work with, but can tell you now that it is unlikely that they are Canadian.

Regards, Tom

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Postby Doos » Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:50 am

Hi MaureenSusan,

Could you give a link to larger images?

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Postby MaureenSusan » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:53 am

I'm hoping these photos are better... The spoons measure 5" in length.
The robed figure is holding something in his left hand but I don't know what it is. The shaft is decorated with long plumed bird and a floral motif.
The bowl has what looks like a tree, on one side MG & the other 5 over T
approx. half way around the bowl are the small capital letters RS over 2
Thank you,
Maureen

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Postby JAKJO » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:12 pm

Hi,

These are Dutch made apostle spoons with pseudo-marks and the maker is "RS over 2", who is unknown to me.

Have a look att this!

viewtopic.php?p=32062

Hope this helps!

Best regards/JAKJO

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Postby JAKJO » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:56 pm

I found the maker. Rinze Jans Spaanstra who worked between 1843-1896 in Drachten/Wommels/Berlicum in The Netherlands.

viewtopic.php?t=12383

There are quite a few items on the net if you search.

Best regards/JAKJO

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Postby JAKJO » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:04 pm

Have a look at this thread in the Swedish silver forum with a similar spoon.

http://www.antikviteter.net/antikprat/m ... 1231963540

Best regards/JAKJO


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