Unidentified spoon- possible purity mark and maker

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Marie L
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Unidentified spoon- possible purity mark and maker

Postby Marie L » Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:05 am

Dear Forum friends,

Could someone identify this spoon ,maker, country and age. I have struggled to identify this for quite a long time now. I think the 12 marks the purity of silver and I read that Norway and Denmark marked silver with 12 lod. But maybe more countries did so?

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Marie

https://www.flickr.com/photos/188907631@N08/50162125652/in/dateposted-public/

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Re: Unidentified spoon- possible purity mark and maker

Postby dognose » Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:42 am

Hi Marie,

Please embed your images.

Trev.

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Re: Unidentified spoon- possible purity mark and maker

Postby Marie L » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:43 am

I forgot to say that the provided link links to an image sowing the spoon front and back, in addition an enlargement of the marks. The link is :
https://www.flickr.com/photos/188907631@N08/50162125652/in/dateposted-public/
and an attempt to embed the image follows :
Image
Best regards
Marie

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Re: Unidentified spoon- possible purity mark and maker

Postby Hose_dk » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:20 am

the marks are not typical for any of the scandinatian countries.
12 is a typical mark for germany and pressent poland.
The zig zag stripe is not used in denmark or normay. They used a set of needles for the purity. In sweden the zig zag could excist but its rare.
pattern spartel is also typpical for germany - and not scandinavia.
Pattern is a biedermeier pattern.
My guess would be old germany states.

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Re: Unidentified spoon- possible purity mark and maker

Postby Marie L » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:33 am

Thank you! Any ideas of age? Do you think the F.D could be the maker or is it the town mark?
Best regards Marie

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Re: Unidentified spoon- possible purity mark and maker

Postby Hose_dk » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:06 am

FD is maker
Age - as said Biedermeier - mid 1800.
lets say 1840 to 1880

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