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Copenhagen spoon 1764

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:04 pm
by Theoderich
there is a Copenhagen spoon from 1764
the makersmark looks like
SL/1755

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Re: Copenhagen spoon 1764

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:38 pm
by Qrt.S
Mind my asking, what is your question and where is the maker's mark SL/1755 ???
It is Copenhagen 1764 and the guardian is Christoffer Fabritius 1749-1787, but...

Re: Copenhagen spoon 1764

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:50 pm
by Theoderich
Qrt.S wrote:Mind my asking, what is your question and where is the maker's mark SL/1755 ???
It is Copenhagen 1764 and the guardian is Christoffer Fabritius 1749-1787, but...


Yes, but I can not find the maker:

[?L /175?]

Re: Copenhagen spoon 1764

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:52 am
by Hose_dk
the mark has an upper part end a lower half.
The lower part is year 1758 ---- i think the last figure is 8.
I have not looked up the 2 letters in the top half. I shall se later if noone find before.

Re: Copenhagen spoon 1764

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:10 pm
by Theoderich
Dear Hose,
that means, the maker with last name L became a 165? master.

Have You a list of makers?

Re: Copenhagen spoon 1764

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:02 pm
by Hose_dk
a complete list does not excist.
1/3 of hallmarks are lited in a book - its sold out - in the 80ties.
I could not find a match. And I have problem reading your mark. There are a few masters whoes hallmark are similar. So it could be theirs. But I cannot point at one specific.

The year. Masters should make a new mark every year - so in theory is would be possible to date.
But in reality the reused their old marks for several years.
Its very comeon to se one year in the 3 towers mark and another earlier year in masters mark. That is normal. Illegal but accepted by everyone.
The last is month mark. Thats a tax mark.

Re: Copenhagen spoon 1764

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:15 pm
by Theoderich
[quote="Hose_dk"]a complete list does not excist.

Dear Hose,
the last name begins with a L.
is there any maker with L in this time?

Re: Copenhagen spoon 1764

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:44 pm
by Hose_dk
i have counted 9 possible.
We cannot roule out the some 3 letter makers are possible. Worn hallmarks. Some use 3 letter one year and 2 letter next.
I have loked at makers where second last letter is l but a worn p cannot be rouled out.
I looked for shape of mark - very common in this period.
I ended up with 9 candidates and we still have missing makers.
Another possibility is an out of town maker. Silversmiith outside Copenhagen could have their work hallmarked by the Copenhagen guardein. Silver from Copenhagen was considered better.

I think this will remain a mystery for me.

Re: Copenhagen spoon 1764

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:13 pm
by Theoderich
I thank You Hose.