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Postby Hjulben » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:56 am

I thought this was a German spoon but since I didn´t get any feedback in "German Silver" I´ll try "Scandinavian Silver". Can it be be Norwegian or Danish. Anyone recognize this marks?



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Lancet form spoon in 13 Lot fineness with maker's mark H.W

Postby silverport » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:29 pm

Hello Hjulben

To have not sufficient patience, doesn’t change by every bodies will an object of maybe German origin to one of Denmark, or Norway, or some where.

I suggest to you — for first aid — look to:

Only to understand this a little bit, to find out origin’s place, maker, time range to be made and maybe many more.

I guess your spoon could be of German origin, made in a time and place when and where guilds were closing down.

Read a little bit e.g. on Hamburg guild: viewtopic.php?t=19040

From style of your spoon — lancet shape — it is a style are actual long time range, especially in 19th century.

Spoon is made from silver alloy of 13 Lot fineness (13/16 = 0.8125/1,000). This signification is also that your spoon was made in an economically normalized time (without depression or war).

Any town mark of a warden is missing. That signification is that your spoon could be made in — at least — some hundred German towns.
Maker’s mark — seem to me — is struck twice: First struck was made on one’s head, then after struck again — as it is now.

Now it would be a little bit tricky to find the silversmith with this mark: H.W (in a horizontal rectangular frame)

Maybe you start now to understand only a little bit the complexity and learn to have patience?

Kind regards silverport

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