Info on Norwegian silversmith, J. Bryde, please

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Info on Norwegian silversmith, J. Bryde, please

Postby sallyk » Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:19 pm

I have a set of six demitasse spoons marked on the back, J. Bryde and 13 1/4. I've read that 13 1/4 was used to mark sterling in Norway before 1923, but I have had no luck in finding information about the silversmith, the pattern or its age. Could someone please help? Many thanks!
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Re: Info on Norwegian silversmith, J. Bryde, please

Postby Qrt.S » Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:32 am

Jens Bryde was a Norwegian master. He was born 1.4.1817 in Kongsberg and died 31.3.1877 in Chrstiania (Oslo). He became master 1847-1877 and was active in the town of Drammen. The fineness 13¼ lot (828,10/1000 but not sterling that is 925/1000) was used in Norway from ~1820-30 >1892. Now you have the time span and location for your spoon.

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Re: Info on Norwegian silversmith, J. Bryde, please

Postby sallyk » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:49 am

WOW; many thanks for the wealth of information. I know I love the spoons but had no idea they were made by a Norwegian master silversmith! Have decided to keep them instead of selling them. If you know of any websites that have more information about Mr. Bryde and his silver patterns, please let me know. Again, many thanks.

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Re: Info on Norwegian silversmith, J. Bryde, please

Postby Qrt.S » Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:20 pm

My pleasure,
Unfortunately I don't know any sites with old Norwegian patterns. However, wait and see and hopefully Tosten from Norway will drop in and sees your question. Maybe he has an answer, just wait!

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Re: Info on Norwegian silversmith, J. Bryde, please

Postby sallyk » Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:48 pm

Again many thanks for your help!

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Re: Info on Norwegian silversmith, J. Bryde, please

Postby Tosten » Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:49 am

And here he is.
The pattern is not uncommen in Norway. I've seen it from different silversmiths too, but not in all parts of cutlery.

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Re: Info on Norwegian silversmith, J. Bryde, please

Postby sallyk » Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:22 pm

Many thanks for your information.

Does the pattern have a name, and could you please tell me more about the silversmith?

I'm grateful that I found these gems in a mixed lot of silver and plated spoons in an estate sale in Maryland, USA and saved them from being melted down!

Sally

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Re: Info on Norwegian silversmith, J. Bryde, please

Postby Tosten » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:40 am

No, I have never heard a name of the patter.
Jens Bryde had a workshop in Drammen from 1847 until 1870. Then he moved to Christiania/Oslo and started up a workshop there and when he died in 1877 his nephew William Bryde took over.

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Re: Info on Norwegian silversmith, J. Bryde, please

Postby sallyk » Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:10 am

Many thanks, Tosten and Qrt.S, for all the useful information. That's what I love about groups like this; there's so much expertise! Again, I never would have known about this master craftsman had it not been for the two of you!
Sally


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