Need help with this spoon, mystery marks?

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Sparta5
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Need help with this spoon, mystery marks?

Postby Sparta5 » Sun May 26, 2019 8:04 pm

Don't quite know where to post this since the region in unknown to me. I know it is silver and appears to be quite old and handmade. If anyone can shed some light that would be great. I am hoping someone may know what I have here!
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AG2012
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Re: Need help with this spoon, mystery marks?

Postby AG2012 » Mon May 27, 2019 4:27 am

Hi,
Letter Z of this form was used on silver in Zürich (Switzerland) for several centuries.
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Re: Need help with this spoon, mystery marks?

Postby blakstone » Tue May 28, 2019 7:30 pm

Zurich is correct; the maker is Hans Conrad Lavater (1660-1735; master 1684). I would date this spoon around 1700. Nice find!

Ref: Eva-Maria Lösel, Zürcher Goldschmiedemunst (Zürich: Berichthaus, 1983), p. 241, maker/marks #337

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Re: Need help with this spoon, mystery marks?

Postby Sparta5 » Wed May 29, 2019 12:06 am

blakstone wrote:Zurich is correct; the maker is Hans Conrad Lavater (1660-1735; master 1684). I would date this spoon around 1700. Nice find!

Ref: Eva-Maria Lösel, Zürcher Goldschmiedemunst (Zürich: Berichthaus, 1983), p. 241, maker/marks #337

Thank you so much! I really am greatful for this! Any chance I could see a picture of it in the book? I didn't think I was ever going to find out!


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