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June Martin
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iconnumber posted 03-21-2018 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mystery lidded spoon

We picked up this interesting spoon a while back thinking it was maybe for medicine. It is marked with a 13 for the loth standard of .812 1/2 silver purity. It also has some kind of animal mark presumably to indicate where it was made and the letters MW which is probably the maker's mark. Our suspicion is that it is Austro Hungarian or Austrian, but not sure. Any ideas on country of origin and purpose?


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How would you date the spoon? I'm thinking 1820's + -. I believe Austria had very specific hallmarks going back quite a while and those don't look like Austrian marks to me.

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iconnumber posted 08-26-2018 10:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From silberpunze (originally posted in the new members forum):

the unicon-mark
is a hallmark of Schwäbisch Gmünd




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