Norwegian spoon from 1891 with unknown mark

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Norwegian spoon from 1891 with unknown mark

Postby overly » Thu May 01, 2008 2:19 pm

Hi
Here is a spoon from Norway engraved with the year 1891. It has initials "N.F." and a rampant lion in a crest. The lion appears to be holding an ax. I didn't see this mark in the online encyclopedia. Any info would be appreciated.

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Postby Hose_dk » Fri May 02, 2008 11:08 am

Norske løve - is the name of the lion. Norwegian Lion translated. The danish kings/quens shield contains a number of symbols. Among them is Norske løve with the (special) axe. See here for the lion:
http://www.gladsaxegymnasium.dk/2/trankebar/norsk.htm

marks from coins.

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Postby Tosten » Mon May 05, 2008 9:08 am

Hi
Your spoon is made by a norwegian workshop in Kristiania (Oslo) called Norsk Filigransfabrikk. Estbl. 1889 - closed down 1906. Reestabl. 1910 and fin. closed in 1931. Firstly they used the mark on your spoon and later they have a shield with NF in.
Regards Tosten


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