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iconnumber posted 05-09-2008 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for silverhunter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Good day to all members,

After studying this little spoon I can't find no more information than thinking it's a German one. Why, because I hardly found information and recognize it, only the 800 alloy silver mark.

There are more marks on this little spoon of 4,5 inch length. The 800 mark stands left at the backside of the bowl of the spoon, at the right side is another mark which I couldn't good find or recognize until now. At the rand of the bowl stands a very little mark.(about 2mm) In this mark I can reed at the left side a little letter c, followed by a bigger sized letter A in combination with a slanting letter (I) to the right side.

I hope it's to recognize by send photo's, but it is hardly to see.

Because I like the shape/pattern a lot I should be helped if somebody can give me more information about this little beautiful spoon, full off decorations at the front and backside.

If somebody knows which country or/and factory this one is made I will be helped a lot.(and perhaps the period it's made?).

Now I send a few photo's and I hope this will be helped to get any information about this one.

Thanks a lot to you, andre (Silverhunter).

After a second try I could make a better photo of the mark at the rim of the bowl.

It's just about 1 or 2 mm so it was difficult but after enlarge the photo at the computer screen I made a better photo of the mark, hopes this helps for information?

Have a nice weekend!

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iconnumber posted 10-26-2008 05:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for silverhunter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Slow as a turtle I've found one of the marks, it's the one with A/ and a little lette c at the left side.
It's a mark what is used in the period of 1872-1902 it's a import stamp for Austria-Hongary.There are a lot of possibilities considering the import letter and instead of
the little letter c there is a list of a-h and k,l,m, / p,q,r / t,u,v.
The letters are standing for different countries like discribed under figure 79 and 80.
In a little silverbook about silverstamps from the whole world? Jan Divis. (wrote in German language).

A. Wien (A)
B. Linz (A)
C. Praha(CS)
D. Brno (CS)
E. Krakow(PL)
F. Lwow (SU)
G. Graz (A)
H. Bregenz(A)
K. Klagenfurt(A)
L. Ljubjana (YU)
M. Trieste
P. Pest (H)
R. Kosice (CS)
T. Timisaora (R)
U. Alba Julia(R)
V. Zagreb (YU)

So what I've understood is that Germany had a big export in that period to all these countries.
A lot of trade was done by Germany those days.
It's always to learn from just such a little mark.

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iconnumber posted 10-26-2008 06:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for posting your research Andre. I have a piece with a different pattern but similar style just marked 800 as far as I can tell. When I saw it I thought German 1870s or early 80s but this is far from my area. I'll go back and check again for other marks.

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iconnumber posted 10-26-2008 07:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for silverhunter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello Rian,
The little stamp (c A/) the little letter c stands at the leftside of the rim of the bowl. The crescent moon and the 800 silver alloy mark gives me the indication that it concerns a little germany spoon, but I found it a special mark to explain by information of the book. I think it was used for coffee or tea but found the decoration done nice.

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