Belgium is a federal monarchy in Western Europe nestled between German
and Latin parts of Europe.
The population speaks both Dutch (60%) and French (40%).
Because of its central location, Belgium is often called the
battlefield of Europe and numerous wars have been waged in this area.
1. St. George slaying a black dragon finial with the Hotel
D'Ville (Brussels) embossed in the bowl. 800 silver
2. Coat of arms for Anvers finial with a hand painted copy of a Rubens
picture in the bowl (see below) 800 silver
3. St. George slaying a black dragon finial with an enameled picture of
the Hotel D'Ville in the bowl. 800 silver
4. Three dimensional lion (see below) finial with an enameled
coat of arms for Anvers in the bowl. 800 silver
5. embossed lion finial. 835 silver
Rubens (1577-1640) painting in bowl. Very minor enamel damage at top
will have a minimal effect on price
This is the central panel of the Deposition which is an oil on panel on
display at the
Museum Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp
Both of these spoons show the same image, but the left one has a
lot of additional workmanship involved.
The left one has a silver St. George with engraving and the
dragon is done with cloissone work.
The right one is just painted.
The earliest known images date to the 10th century
nice 3 - D image of a rampant lion
'Leo Belgicus' is the lion symbol for Belgium and the motto is
"Unity Makes Strength"
Visit the Country spoons index
Visit the Trench of Death exhibit (world war 1
trench art from Belgium)
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