Good day/evening to all,
I just purchased this basting? spoon because the markings are a total mystery to me. If this turns out to be Scandinavian it will be a a complete fluke but I had to start somewhere.
So before we get to the photos, let me just say that the spoon in 400mm or 16 inches long. I have paced a standard Geo III English Berry spoon next to it for reference.
Apart from the two stamps, (I'll assume one to be place, the other makers mark initials) there is an inscription on the back. It reads; "Peter Moller in Rentz 1825". Please note that there are also the letters "R J" inscribed in the same dot technique and font on the underside of the handle. I therefore think that the person RJ made the attribution of Peter Moller and felt certain enough to have it inscribed.
I have dismissed Peter Andrea Moller of St Petersburg as to my knowledge the marks aren't Russian. As for Rentz, the only place of this name I could find is a tiny town in Georgia US so it seems highly unlikely.
Any assistance in identifying the marks and known use of such a large spoon will be greatly appreciated.
Inscription: Peter Moller in Rentz 1825