Medieval Silver Folding Spoon?
Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:23 pm
Ok, I am wildly speculating here but the only comparables I can find are 15th/16th century. None, however, are close enough to be considered a true comparable. Also it is marked by a maker (OH or HO) which I believe is uncommon for that period. I think the bowl of the spoon was repaired at one time as well. I don't know why I am leaning towards Dutch but it could also be Germanic, Scandinavian or Baltic in origin. But if it is not actually as old as I think it is than my guess is that they're Dutch pseudo marks. But I have never seen pseudo marks like these or where the faker hid the marks or marked each piece with the same mark. If anyone can shed some light on this I would be very appreciative but I am not holding out a lot of hope for this one.