Unusual early mark - David Andersen

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gemspring
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Unusual early mark - David Andersen

Postby gemspring » Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:35 pm

Hello silver buffs,

Can anyone shed light on the unusual version of the DA mark found on this beautiful serving fork and spoon set? I suspect it is from the early years, David Andersen's own mark, but I haven't found it shown elsewhere to confirm that.

Thank you for your input!

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Qrt.S
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Re: Unusual early mark - David Andersen

Postby Qrt.S » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:03 am

Don't know about any light..., but David Andersen was born 1843 and died 1901. The company was founded in 1876. The mark on your spoon was used 1888-1939. The fineness is expressed in promille as from 1892. That means that the object cannot be older than that. Since it carries the mark DA, I assume that David Andersen made it himself. As said he died in 1901 so the time span would be 1892-1901, but....?
BTW, haven't either seen this DA mark before...interesting!

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Re: Unusual early mark - David Andersen

Postby gemspring » Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:40 pm

Thanks, Qrt.S, for your helpful reply. Your reasoning on the dates makes good sense. I guess it's safe to assume for now the DA is David Andersen's own.

I'll check back in here in case someone else chips in.

Much appreciated!


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