18th century? Scandinavian Dog Nose Spoon

Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland
PHOTOS REQUIRED - marks + item
legrandmogol
contributor
Posts: 416
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:22 pm

18th century? Scandinavian Dog Nose Spoon

Postby legrandmogol » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:49 am

The marks on this spoon have me stumped (which is honestly why I bought it). It appears on close examination to be two eagles or birds with outspread wings. On the other side is a Cursive L in a rectangle with clipped corners. It appears Scandanavian to me but it could be from a Baltic country. It is also made in a primitive 17th century way but this style of spoon is most likely 18th century. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Hose_dk
contributor
Posts: 1511
Joined: Sun May 28, 2006 1:39 pm
Location: Denmark

Re: 18th century? Scandinavian Dog Nose Spoon

Postby Hose_dk » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:58 pm

This is no way Scandinavian. I dont know where we can put this. But:

The Shaft dog nose is in my oppinion early 1700 hundreds The laf - rest of spoon is in my oppinion 1600 dreds.
Therefor we have an older style (laf) paired with the newer shaft. That calls for a very traditional smith.
The zig zag stripe I have never seen on danish silver. The danish (and norwegian) test was using a set of needles in various lod. So you compair with the coulor.
I think the zig zag has been used in sweden, but very rarely.
Sweden - the use of year, place, maker, kattfoot - was mandatory - and they followed that pratice.
I rool out scandinavian origin.

The use of dobble hallmark is tradition on provinsial silver in Denmark.
But also in Germany - where the zig zag line is very common.

The combinationlaf and shaft - i would say a tradition, not following the latest fashion.

I have looked for the L. Two Danish makers uset an L looking a bit like this L. One was in Sønderjylland. (germany from 1864 to 1920) These 2 L in my book are both to late for this spoon. My idea was if they had been inspired. The cartush on both are absolutely different.

My best - as you already have mentioned yourself, will be Baltic origin. Or German.

legrandmogol
contributor
Posts: 416
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:22 pm

Re: 18th century? Scandinavian Dog Nose Spoon

Postby legrandmogol » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:44 pm

Thank you for your input. I do think this one may remain a mystery sadly.


Return to “Scandinavian Silver”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests