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French spoon ?

Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 2:25 pm
by kojak
Hi Folks,

Here's another puzzler for anyone with some spare moments to ponder.

This spoon (which has been well used and bashed about a tad) looks for all the world to me to be French, but can anyone confirm this please?

Thanks in anticipation...

Kenny

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Re: French spoon ?

Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 3:07 pm
by Theoderich
This is minerva
http://www.925-1000.com/Ffrench_marks.html
800/1000 french silver

Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 3:34 pm
by admin
maker's mark should be in the bowl, opposite side from Minerva head.

Regards, Tom

Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 3:34 pm
by kojak
Thanks Theoderich.

You have better eyes than me...

Kenny

Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 3:52 pm
by kojak
Hi Tom,

Makers Mark seems pretty much worn to me. Don't know if anything can be dicephered from this photo ?

Cheers

Kenny

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Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 4:02 pm
by admin
Don't think it is worn, more likely just dirty. give it some gentle circular rubs with a toothbrush to clean out some of the old caked polish and then some polishing with a cotton swap. May come up much clearer.

Tom

Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 4:29 pm
by kojak
Thanks Tom.

Cleaned up so image is a bit more clear.

Kenny

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Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 6:06 am
by Theoderich
My eyes are not so good ;-)
Can you describe - what you see?
It is AMC or AMG or AC or AG ?
I can not find this Mark in the Encyclopedia.

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 1:49 pm
by kojak
Hi,

It reads ARD.

I will post another and hopefully more clear photo once my phone charges up so that I can take another image.

Thanks.

Kenny

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 2:24 pm
by kojak
Hi,

Here is what I hope is a clearer image - definitely ARD mark.

Kenny

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