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Elisabeth7291

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iconnumber posted 06-16-2009 08:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Elisabeth7291     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[26-1861]

This is the oldest piece from the collection - I believe - because it is marked 13 1/4 (pre 1891).

The marking reads 'E.Alberg13 1/4' - I can't find reference to him anywhere. Was there a switch from using the actual makers name to a shop's name in 1891 also? (Please be patient with me; I'm still learning.)

Also, in the photo above you can see the very faint outline of the engraving - 'Christine' with the date '22/9 89' - September 22, 1889. I'm pretty sure this is her baptism spoon. I don't have the exact date, but I believe she was born in the spring of 1889. And, I guess I should say, that my husband's grandmothers name was Kristin (wife of Vilhelm, for those of you who are following my story).

We have always seen her name spelled with a 'K' but this spoon has it with a 'C.' Also, is there a name for this type of engraving that is done w/ dots as opposed to continuous lines?

This is a close up of the handle:

Again, thanks for letting me share!

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Hose_dk

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iconnumber posted 06-16-2009 12:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hose_dk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
K or C often they are both used. When people write at letter to a friend - was it c or K?

This is a coffee spoon. Babtism as in giving a child a spoon - you give at small spoon that the child can handle. Try to let a child "fight" with this - it is difficult.
In my opinion this was given at some other occation.

The maker is not i my books - they contain elder marks.

w/ dots as opposed to continuous lines - in danish "prik gravering" direct translated (not the correct words) prik=dot
gravering=engraving.

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Elisabeth7291

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iconnumber posted 06-16-2009 01:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Elisabeth7291     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Hose_dk. We've never seen her name with a "C" until this spoon, so perhaps it was not given to her, but to her mother? I'll have to look & see what the great-grandmother's name was. Since the date was from the same year she was born, we just assumed it was hers.

Thanks for the identification of the "prick / dot" engraving.

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Hose_dk

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iconnumber posted 06-16-2009 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hose_dk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It could very well be hers. Given at some point in time with her date of birth. That engraving can be made anytime.
Often we see silver wedding items they contain date of mariage.

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