Please ID this hammered sterling spoon

Item must be marked "Sterling" or "925"
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Please ID this hammered sterling spoon

Postby dgh33910 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:28 pm

Please ID the maker and type of this sterling hammered spoon. It is 5-7/8' long and the spoon is 2-1/8" in diameter. It weighs 40 grams.
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Re: Please ID this hammered sterling spoon

Postby dgh33910 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:12 am

Does anyone have any remote idea(s) about who might have made this? I will research any suggestion.

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Re: Please ID this hammered sterling spoon

Postby dragonflywink » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:50 pm

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Re: Please ID this hammered sterling spoon

Postby Aguest » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:53 pm

Wouldn't you think that Marshall Fields wholesale silver manufacturer would be the most likely candidate? Usually you would expect a (925/1000) hallmark but in this case the word STERLING has been used? I would think this would be the most likely choice. There are a few threads about Marshall Fields when trying to figure out the origins of certain hand-hammered silver pieces ::

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Re: Please ID this hammered sterling spoon

Postby dragonflywink » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:10 pm

Personally would have trouble attributing this mark, or for that matter, the (925/1000) [Evon only shows the (925/000) variant of the mark in her book] to a Marshall Field wholesale workshop, especially since she notes that the workshops didn't actually open untill 1903 and pieces found with the (925/1000) show up in the 1901 Daniel Low catalog, and when those also bear a retailer's mark, they seem to be East Coast firms, can't recall seeing any Chicago or the MIdwest retailer marks. Simple hammered pieces similar to the (925/1000) are sometimes found with a similar 'STERLING' mark, including the little 'tail' on the 'G', can't say whether this piece or the (925/1000) items were made by the same maker, but have seen more than one holloware item with marks like this, also bearing the mark of the New York/New Jersey based Merrill Shops...

Note similarity in style to the Merrill Shops piece here: http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=34216


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Re: Please ID this hammered sterling spoon

Postby Aguest » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:08 pm

Good things to research would be "Hand Hammered Arts & Crafts Spoon" and "The Merrill Shops Hand Hammered" and you can also try "Galt & Bro Hand Hammered Silver" because I noticed a few silver dealers believed they had "Galt & Bro" when in actuality their items may have been produced by the "Marshall Fields Silver Wholesale Division" ::

It might be helpful to research "Kalo Hand-Hammered Silver" because the Kalo workshop produced many important silver objects associated with the arts & crafts movement :


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