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by overly
Fri May 16, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Norwegian weding spoons?
Replies: 0
Views: 1507

Norwegian weding spoons?

I have two spoons from Norway that I assume were part of a wedding tradition of some sort, as there are the initials of two people and a date (1888) engraved on the backs. These spoons are quite petite measuring 14 cm long and about 2 cm wide at the spoon bowl. I was wondering what kind of spoons th...
by overly
Fri May 16, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Help on spoon with MS mark from Norway
Replies: 8
Views: 4199

Wow, silver must have been good business. So if there were so many silversmiths, am I correct to assume that each town had at least one smith of its own and that silver was purchased in a locally? - If this spoon was produced in Tonsberg it was most likely purchased there?
by overly
Fri May 02, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Help on spoon with MS mark from Norway
Replies: 8
Views: 4199

I said it is Norwegian because these spoons have been passed down to me through my family which is from Norway- and all the other spoons are Norwegian. Allthough, I suppose I could have had a Danish ancestor 200 years ago. Thank you very much for the information on the maker. At the risk of either s...
by overly
Thu May 01, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Another Norwegian spoon C.D. 1864
Replies: 1
Views: 1858

Another Norwegian spoon C.D. 1864

Here is another Norwegian spoon that I can't figure out. It has marks 1864 and what appear to be the initials "C.D."

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by overly
Thu May 01, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Help on spoon with MS mark from Norway
Replies: 8
Views: 4199

Help on spoon with MS mark from Norway

This spoon from Norway is marked only with an MS. I think it is early 19th or late 18th century because of the drop construction on the back of the spoon. I don't know when they stopped making spoons this way. Does anyone have any idea where it was made or a tighter time frame for its manufacture? h...
by overly
Thu May 01, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Norwegian spoon from 1891 with unknown mark
Replies: 2
Views: 2295

Norwegian spoon from 1891 with unknown mark

Hi Here is a spoon from Norway engraved with the year 1891. It has initials "N.F." and a rampant lion in a crest. The lion appears to be holding an ax. I didn't see this mark in the online encyclopedia. Any info would be appreciated. http://wendypierce.fileave.com/olivaspoonbackclose.jpg h...
by overly
Thu May 01, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Norwegian spoon from 1815 with unknown marks
Replies: 1
Views: 1837

Norwegian spoon from 1815 with unknown marks

Hello This spoon is from Norway, but I don't recognize the marks. I didn't see them in your encyclopedia. They are worn but look to me like an "HJ" and an "M:" Any help on their origin would be appreciated. http://wendypierce.fileave.com/MJJspoonback.JPG http://wendypierce.fileav...

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