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iconnumber posted 05-21-2009 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Elisabeth7291     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

My husband and I just inherited some silver from his family who immigrated to the US from Norway. I am hoping to learn the maker of this silver coffee service.

I know that it was made between 1890 (when this mark started being used) and 1919 (when the family immigrated to NYC). They were from Christiana / Oslo.

If anyone has suggestions of how to recognize other identifying marks, that would be great.

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iconnumber posted 05-21-2009 09:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for blakstone     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"830" is the silver content - 83% - and "S" stands for "silver". (Well, "sølv", which is Norwegian for "silver".) The little crescent moon is the maker's mark, that of the firm of Thorvald Marthinsen in Tønsberg. The company was founded in 1883 and is still in business. Your dating sound exactly right, as this crescent mark was used only in the first quarter of the 20th century.

Welcome to the forum. Please try editing your post to show the full images of your tea set. Posting photos can be a little tricky at first, but you'll soon get the hang of it. A nice set like this deserves to have nice, big images permanently displayed in the post!

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iconnumber posted 05-22-2009 09:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Elisabeth7291     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks so much, Steve! For the information on the silver maker & the alerting to me that I had copied code for thumbnails & not the full res picture!

I'll update my other post as well!

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iconnumber posted 05-22-2009 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OWK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful service.

Love the organic form of the handles.

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iconnumber posted 05-24-2009 05:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a lovely set. I love the curve of the handles.

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