1. Repousse/chased bowl of a man pushing a woman in a sled chair with
buildings in the background.
I have never seen a sled chair like this. The finial is a
standing lion (but with a little imagination, I could see someone
saying it looks like a monkey)
The name 'Caroline' is engraved on the back and this is the first time
I have seen a name on a monkey spoon. I thought that was pretty strange
had expected to see names on a number of them if indeed they were to
honor someone who recently died. One untraced mark
2. Repousse/chased bowl depicting a young man elegantly garbed and
identifying him as Edward V1.
Edward V1 of England (1537-1553) was the son of King Henry
V111 and Jane Seymour and was the third Tudor monarch and the first
Protestant, but he was only the king for about 6 years.
This spoon was probably made in the late 1890's and I do not understand
why they would have made a spoon in this shape for this monarch. The
finial is a coat of arms.
The back indicates that it is sterling silver with what appears to be
pseudo English marks and there also other marks which have not been
traced. I believe it was made in the Netherlands.
3 and 4 are conventional monkey spoons
both of these spoons appear to be monkey style spoons but they are not
I am guessing that they are earlier versions of the monkey spoons
that we are used to seeing.
1. undecorated bowl. The finial is a cock which is very nicely
worked, the hook is also of a simpler style and there is no boss
Three marks--Dutch 2nd quality slver and French Minerva mark and an
untraced mark with a square punch and the numbers 37 over JK
2. Undecorated bowl with simplified punched engraving decoration
on the stem. A round hollow silver ball is mounted on the stem and a
very simple hook is soldered to the back of the stem.
The hook is marked with a 'T' in a circle and there are two other
untraced marks one of which is a Dutch 2nd quality lion mark.
1. Repousse/chased bowl of a man teaching a dog to sit up and beg with
windmill and foilage in the background.
Dutch lion key overstamp for quality and 2 other untraced marks.
I can't figure out the meaning of this finial
same finial for 1 and 2 and 3.
From some angles it looks like a dragon or snake
2. Repousse/chased bowl of an ice skater carrying a pole with windmill
and foilage background.
Dutch lion/key overstamp mark, 2 untraced marks
3. Repousse/chased bowl of a contented cow lying down with background
Similar marks to #2 with only small variation
4. Repousse/chased pierced love bird bowl showing two birds nestled
together and extensive chasing around the edge
The finial is a bird sitting on a dragon (snake?). no marks
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