L 20 cm, weight 130 g, 5 cm across the bowl, monogrammed L.
13 Loth in oval used in Prague 1776 - 1806
Re-marking, mainly 1806 – 1807 for taxable big articles that have already been stamped.
Prague town mark (crowned lion rampant) with the year, either 1785 or 1795.
Maker`s mark AD unknown to me.What was the use of those very small ladles (punch, sauce…)?
Can AD maker is Prague be identified?
The period of peace, 1806–09, again saw Austrian preparations for war, this time directed by a Rhineland German in Habsburg service, Johann Philipp, Graf (count) von Stadion,who spent years in a strenuous and partly successful attempt to reorganize the disordered finances. (He founded Austria's central bank Oesterreichische Nationalbank in 1816).
In 1806 he suggested to the Emperor of Austria to issue a manifesto providing for taxation and duties on gold and silver. A new mark (Repunzierung) was introduced as acknowledgement of receipt of paid taxes.
The Assay Office code were: A Vienna, B Prague, C Salzburg, D Lemberg, E Cracow, F Brunn, G Linz, H Graz, I Klagenfurt, K Leibach, L Trieste.
The obligatory re-marking of old articles was abolished on August 1, 1807.