DIANA -- THE HUNTRESS SERVER SPOONS
Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt, the moon and birthing as well as
the twin of Apollo is featured on a number of spoons and servers.
She was one of the three main goddesses who swore never to marry.
The Roman statue of Diana of Versailles is a life size marble statue (a
copy of the Greek goddess Artemis) in the Louvre museum in Paris and
many copies are in other museums and famous gardens.
I have included a ruler and a regular sized tea spoon to help you guage
This bowl features Apollo the sun god in his chariot being drawn by
Note the rams horns in the corners.
Other versions of this spoon are also available.
800 vermeil-untraced maker mark
On the right is another view of Apollo
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This server bowl features a Spanish? conquistador
800 silver with a crown mark
Cast finial of Diana
I have included a ruler and a regular tea spoon so that you can guage
I suspect that all these pieces were made by the same silversmithing
company, but the marks vary.
The fork has a Dutch 800 silver mark
woman and child dancing while one man is on a ladder picking fruit from
a tree and another is picking up fruit from the ground with a church in
Shreve & Co (San Francisco), sterling- style 9134
This is very similar to the spoon above, but you can see the
silversmith finished it in a different manner
800 silver unidentified maker mark
man seated on a bench playing a guitar while two others watch.
4 different marks including a lion and an N2 mark but no definitive
Probably 800+ silver
two men playing checkers and one seems 'deep in thought'.
notice the similarity of the design work around the center image
between this spoon and the previous one.
three different marks including a Dutch 800 silver marking
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