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doc

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iconnumber posted 11-26-2008 01:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I need help identifying the origin and maker of a set of four spoons.

The upper mark below the zigzag looks to be either an N or an H. The lower left mark has crossed swords with the letter T above and what looks like a small a on the bottom. The lower right mark is a cursive CK.

Any help would be appreciated.



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iconnumber posted 11-26-2008 03:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FWG     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe that's 19th-century Leipzig, but hope that Blakstone will stop by to confirm with details.

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iconnumber posted 11-26-2008 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for blakstone     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, that's right, from the first quarter by the looks of it. The maker is Karl Constantin Keuhl, a prolific Leipzig maker working in the first half of the 19th century.

Unfortunately, 19th century Leipzig date letters have not ( to my knowledge) been identified; the only reference for 19th century Leipzig silversmiths I know of is in an obscure 1935 German journal I've never been able to put my hands on.

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iconnumber posted 11-28-2008 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fascinating-thank you both!

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