Silver spoon - Unknown country

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anikopol
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Silver spoon - Unknown country

Postby anikopol » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:41 am

Hi all,

Here is a silver spoon about which I do not know a lot because I did not identify the marks.
According to me, probably made at the end of 19th or beginning of 20th.

I see two marks :
OW in an octagon : maker's mark ?
a lion head : unidentified mark

Here is two pics :
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Thanks for your help !

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Re: Silver spoon - Unknown country

Postby huszas76 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:56 am

Hello! Your "unidentified" hallmark is Austria-Hungary between 1872-1922, for small items, 750‰ silver content.
Check here: http://www.925-1000.com/Faustria_02.html
Best regards!
Krisztián

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Re: Silver spoon - Unknown country

Postby AG2012 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:01 am

Hi,
Austria-Hungary mark used from 1867-1922 (.750 standard).
http://www.925-1000.com/Faustria_02.html
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Re: Silver spoon - Unknown country

Postby AG2012 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:14 am

Krisztián is right about 1872, the letter for assay office being within the mark.
Cannot identify ‚‚I‚‚
It was used for Klagenfurt until 1867 but changed to ‚‚K‚‚ after that.

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Re: Silver spoon - Unknown country

Postby AG2012 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:29 am

letter ‚‚I‚‚ was asigned to Bolzano (Bozen).
Take a look here.
http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic ... no#p123021
Data are very reliable because my two figural spoons from Bozen had different letters and engraved Bozen on both (no mistake).

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Re: Silver spoon - Unknown country

Postby anikopol » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:32 am

Many thanks for your help Krisztián and AG2012 !

After some cleaning, I see :
- on the left of the lion head : probably the letter "I" AG2012 is refering to.
- on the right of the lion head : maybe "4" ? What is the signification of this ?

Thanks !

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Re: Silver spoon - Unknown country

Postby AG2012 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:39 am

Number ‚‚4‚‚ is .750 standard
Letter ‚‚I‚‚ stands for Bolzano assay office after dissolution from Bregenz H2 assay office, (my link).
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Re: Silver spoon - Unknown country

Postby anikopol » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:45 am

Thanks AG2012.
Do you know a book on Autrian silversmith for this period ?

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Re: Silver spoon - Unknown country

Postby AG2012 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:11 pm

Wiener Gold- und Silberschmiede
Author: Waltraud Neuwirth

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Re: Silver spoon - Unknown country

Postby anikopol » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:19 pm

Thanks for the reference.

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Re: Silver spoon - Unknown country

Postby blakstone » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:21 pm

The office letter "I/J" was not assigned until 1 Apr 1898, when it was given to the Innsbruck office (which, prior to that, had used the code "H1" as a satellite of the Bregenz office). It was never, as far as I can tell, assigned to the Bozen office (although the Bozen office does appear to have fallen under the jurisdiction of the Innsbruck office at that time).

That said, the maker "OW" here is almost certainly Otto Wilfling of Innsbruck.


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