Scharte Solid Silver Spoon

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hpidaves
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Scharte Solid Silver Spoon

Postby hpidaves » Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:49 pm

I believe this is a solid silver serving spoon (9.5"), marked "SCHARTE" with what looks like a lion. It has zig-zag lines, which I think were put there as a silver purity test. It also has what looks like a script "A" at the right end of the zig-zag line.

I am curious as to manufacturer, age, and silver purity.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Scharte Solid Silver Spoon

Postby Theoderich » Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:13 pm

ref. W.Scheffler no 1847 #378
Bernhard Heinrich Scharte in Berlin
*21.11.1797
oo 26.03.1825
+01.03.1857

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Re: Scharte Solid Silver Spoon

Postby hpidaves » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:12 pm

Thank you for the reply. I just need a little clarification on the information. I'm not sure what the first line -- "ref. W.Scheffler no 1847 #378" means.
Also, I assume the first of the three dates is date of birth, and the last is date of death. Is the middle date when he began producing silverware?

Regards,
Dave

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Re: Scharte Solid Silver Spoon

Postby Theoderich » Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:36 pm

first line is the book of

Wolfgang Scheffler
Berliner Goldschmiede
Daten Werke Zeichen
Verlag: Bruno Hessling - Berlin, 1968

oo is marriage.
In most cases it is nearly the Year he became a Master


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