HUGE JESTER SERVER
A large, magnificent and interesting server spoon of a
I have included a ruler and a normal tea sized spoon to help you
This approximately 11" spoon has a Dutch 835 silver lion 2nd quality
silver mark and another untraced mark in the bowl.
There is a third untraced mark below the left hand of the main figure.
I suspect that this huge spoon comes from Schoonhaven, Holland ca. 1900.
The very realistic happy mustachioed looking jester is holding a
pipe in his right hand and
his left hand is holding a pitcher.
The period style hat has a feather at a downward angle
The large bowl is repousse/ chased with very fine quality
detailed 3- dimensional silver work.
In the foreground we have 5 men and one woman in period dress
playing dice (dice cup) at the table.
Note the interesting styles of headgear.
The left background shows two men talking to a woman who is in a half
The right background shows two men watching a third man drinking
from a tanquard.
Realistic looking foilage is shown throughout the design.
The foreground shows very nice lobate styling.
The stem is cast with a snake surrounding a man's profile and other
symbols and is
typical of the stems found on some of these servers.
The back of the main figure is not finished.
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