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iconnumber posted 04-30-2003 07:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for doobees     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I found this old salt spoon in the bottom of a shoebox this past weekend.

The marks are definitely Paris France c.1819-1838 - ID'd from Tardy's p.193 with bearded guy and #1 for .950 as well as Paris's Moyenne (medium sized)guarantee mark of scairy faced person also P. 193.

I'll work on the maker's mark as well as a smaller one that I cannot make out yet.

My question concerns a star shaped mark on the front of the spoon - on the handle and directly opposite the guarantee mark. It does not seem to be for decorative purposes. Nor does it fit at all the bigorne bug marks I usually find as countermarks.

Any thoughts on this?

Suzanne D

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