Silver folding spoon. To me it appears not to be a replica and perhaps 17th or 18th century.
The maker's mark OH
. Dutch maker's mark HO
only 3 are mentioned in Citroen's book; Dutch goldsmiths'and silversmiths's marks and names prior to 1812
and all three are late 18th century with one exception for HO (letter mark executed in italics) for; Hieronymus Olfers registered in Groningen 1752-1793. HO
for Hieronymus Olfers, Groningen 8/S for 1792/1793
Maker's mark OH only 2 are mentioned by Citroen and both late 18th early 19th century.
HO or OH maker's mark unfortunately we have not much to go by. Perhaps an unknown early Dutch maker's mark or Belgian?
Below an other silver folding spoon sold by a Dutch auction house 12 February 2018. Described as 17th/18th century silver folding spoon decorated with engraving and representation of putti, maker's mark FS
, length 14 cm;zilveren vouwlepel versierd met graveerwerk en voorstelling van putti, 17e/18e eeuw, meesterteken FS, lengte 14 cm.
maker's mark could be for; Franciscus Sjaarda, registered in Sneek 1681-1709. There are a few other Frisian silversmiths with maker's mark FS
but much later. Frisian silver if not first standard silver, no guild marks and maker's mark only.
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