Pierced Spoon

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Pierced Spoon

Postby dognose » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:35 am

Hi,

I've been sent some images of a pierced spoon for possible identification:

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The town mark, if indeed that what it is, reminded me a little of the mark of Savonlinna, Finland, but that was my only thought.

Can you help? Any thoughts appreciated.

Trev.

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Re: Pierced Spoon

Postby Scotrab » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:07 pm

I am sure that Theo will confirm, it is after all on his website, but the spoon was made in Flensburg by Christian Friedrich Wohlberg, b. 9 January 1809, d. 29 July 1887. Married 18 September Maria Margaretha Dorothea Christiansen. On his death he left a daughter of 41 years, Christine Agatha Emilie.
In 1835 worked as journeyman with his father. Became a burgess of Flensburg 22 February 1836.
Mentioned in the address books of 1847, 1869 and 1874.
Had the goldsmith from Husum Hans Johann Detlef Giese as apprentice.

Ref.: Bernt Zeitzschel, Die Gold- und Silberschmiede im östlichen Schleswig-Holstein, Wachholtz Verlag, Neumünster 1998, p. 107, Fl 168

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Re: Pierced Spoon

Postby Scotrab » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:11 pm

Hmmm, I left out the year of his marriage: 18 September 1838.
Sorry...

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Re: Pierced Spoon

Postby dognose » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:56 pm

Hi Scotrab,

That's brilliant, many thanks. I'll pass the information along.

Trev.

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Re: Pierced Spoon

Postby Hose_dk » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:42 pm

I can confirm Flensborg.

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Re: Pierced Spoon

Postby Hose_dk » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:43 pm

its Danish and not German. Flensborg was danish untill 1864

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Re: Pierced Spoon

Postby dognose » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:48 pm

Hi Hose,

Many thanks for the extra information. I'll pass it on.

Trev.


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