I formally owned a probable Danzig made “serving size” spoon and hopefully below is a composite picture of the marks, the spoon, and maybe some of the history of the spoon.
Before I sold the spoon (on a pension you keep some but you have to sell some as well), I did a little research on the marks using this forum and was happy with it being a Danzig silver spoon made by Wulsten and mid 1800’s in date.
The “dot engraving” on the finial I saw as defacement. Subsiquently through this forum I found out about Captain spoons from the Baltic area. Does any one believe this may have been a captain’s spoon? I read the name as “J.J.Hein” and wonder if this was a Danzig ships chandler or was the engraving added at a later date?
In addition I think that the set of maker’s marks may rekindle the discussion I noted in an earlier Wulsten/Raths thread from 2010. Unfortunatly some of the images listed in that thread are not available now. Do the marks here add anything to the Maker and Assayer argument. The italic “R” stamp on this spoon is very similar to but not identical to the one listed by the contributor “Jackk”.
I hope I’ve got a few things correct for this topic but I look forward to getting some more knowledgeable comments.
In case a person with naval interest finds this post, the spoon came to me unknowingly, from an auction not far from the North Sea port of Newcastle.
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