SMP Logo
SM Publications
Silver Salon Forums - The premier site for discussing Silver.
SMP | Silver Salon Forums | SSF - Guidelines | SSF - FAQ | Silver Sales

The Silver Salon Forums
Since 1993
Over 11,793 threads & 64,769 posts !!

General Silver Forum

Silver Salon internal search

REGISTER (click here) How to Post Photos

customtitle open  SMP Silver Salon Forums
tlineopen  General Silver Forum
tline3open  Another quaint spoon with odd mark

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

ForumFriend SSFFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Another quaint spoon with odd mark

Posts: 58
Registered: May 2002

iconnumber posted 10-02-2003 09:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for suefromoz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Greetings once more,

I have a strange spoon that I do not know the mark for, nor the purpose. It is 8 3/4" long, with the bowl of the spoon being 2" x 1 1/4". The handle is a spiral of silver and I am unsure whether it has always been bent or whether it has had a helping hand! It is marked 830 M H .

Is this a Scandinavian piece?

Many thanks!

IP: Logged


Posts: 993
Registered: Dec 2002

iconnumber posted 10-02-2003 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Sue,

Possible that your piece is a Norwegian wedding sugar spoon that someone has straightened out and perhaps removed the dangle, though I can't imagine why!

I'm posting pictures of two from my collection. I've always been told that they were presented with this sentiment, "The path of love may be twisted, but the end is sweet."

Believe that the maker is Marius Hammer, though his mark is usually an M with a superimposed hammer.


IP: Logged


Posts: 58
Registered: May 2002

iconnumber posted 10-03-2003 12:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for suefromoz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Cheryl

Many thanks for that - I have never seen one before. Maybe it has been straightened out because the end was not sweet! I did wonder whether Marius Hammer was the maker but could not find an example without the M and hammer signature. There is a smidge of extra silver/solder on the lower back of the ball - I had not noticed that previously. I guess the dangle went the the way of the twist! Great info - thanks again Cheryl.

IP: Logged

All times are ET

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.46a

1. Public Silver Forums (open Free membership) - anyone with a valid e-mail address may register. Once you have received your Silver Salon Forum password, and then if you abide by the Silver Salon Forum Guidelines, you may start a thread or post a reply in the New Members' Forum. New Members who show a continued willingness to participate, to completely read and abide by the Guidelines will be allowed to post to the Member Public Forums.
Click here to Register for a Free password

2. Private Silver Salon Forums (invitational or $ donation membership) - The Private Silver Salon Forums require registration and special authorization to view, search, start a thread or to post a reply. Special authorization can be obtained in one of several ways: by Invitation; Annual $ Donation; or via Special Limited Membership. For more details click here (under development).

3. Administrative/Special Private Forums (special membership required) - These forums are reserved for special subjects or administrative discussion. These forums are not open to the public and require special authorization to view or post.

| Home | Order | The Guide to Evaluating Gold & Silver Objects | The Book of Silver
| Update BOS Registration | Silver Library | For Sale | Our Wants List | Silver Dealers | Speakers Bureau |
| Silversmiths | How to set a table | Shows | SMP | Silver News |
copyright © 1993 - 2022 SM Publications
All Rights Reserved.
Legal & Privacy Notices