Another Dutch Spoon-Maker HVS

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silvercrown
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Another Dutch Spoon-Maker HVS

Postby silvercrown » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:52 pm

Here is another spoon from the recent estate sale where we acquired several pieces of Dutch silver. I took a stab at this, but don't know how well I did. I determined that the spoon is Dutch. It has a crowned sword mark. And a date letter that I interpreted as 1830. I thought the silver fineness was 833. Here is the spoon. Thoughts? Thanks!

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oel
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Re: Another Dutch Spoon-Maker HVS

Postby oel » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:07 pm

Hi,

The hatchet, the 1853 duty mark for old silver objects of national origin returned to the trade. In accordance with several resolutions with further clarifications, this mark was intended for objects with the hallmarks of the ancient Netherlands silversmiths’ companies ….The use of this mark was abolished in 1927

City guild mark for Rotterdam; 4 lion’s passant facing left in four quarters above vertical bar in a crowned shield. Maker’s mark HVS for Hendrik van der Sluys, registered in Rotterdam 1787-1806, date letter W for 1803
For more information about the Dutch hallmarking system during the ages see:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=32028

Oel.

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Re: Another Dutch Spoon-Maker HVS

Postby silvercrown » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:17 pm

Thanks, Oel! Boy was I wrong. I truly appreciate the information. It is so kind of you to share your knowledge.


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