LARGE SERVERS FEATURING PEOPLE FINIALS


The spoons on this page are interesting, but they don't fit into the other categories
I have included a ruler and a typical  tea sized spoon in the picture  to help you guage the  size

man woman silver servers

A wealthy man dressed in American colonial style
This interesting server has two untraced marks - neither of which appears to be a silver purity mark
The spoon is primarily cast with only limited silverworking skills to enhance it

I do not know its origin or age

noble woman with basket server
A very nicely dressed noble woman wearing a lavish flowing gown and three strings of pearls (beads) and she is carrying a flower basket on her left arm.
The spoon is marked 'sterling', but there are no maker marks
Because of the bowl similarity to the male spoon above, I suspect that they were made by the same firm, but the stems are different so they are not a matched set.

female basket carrier server silver spoon
A peasant woman carrying a basket
the bowl shows one man dancing with two woman and there are also fruits in the cast repousse/chased  bowl
Two untraced marks (sailing ship and woman in a cartouche -but different than the  French  Minerva symbol)

Just above the bowl is a jug and the two extensions look to me like Swiss Alpenhorns (but that is a guess)
I suspect this spoon was made during the art nouveau era because of the auricular designs in the bowl

man with pail silver server


This man is holding a pail in his left hand and I think the object dangling from his right hand is a fish (but I wouldn't bet on it)
The bowl is repousse/chased with sailboats, swan and a windmill in the background but the workmanship is just so-so
The mark on the back indicates that it is sterling and was manufactured by the Mauser Manufacturing Co. of
N. Attleboro, Mass and/or NY city. I would guess that it was made in the latter part of the 1890's.
The spoon is in the style of that produced in Schoonhaven, Holland and I suspect that Mauser employed an immigrant from that area.

woman with bird and anchor spoon

The finial shows a woman holding a bird in her right hand while her left hand is resting on an anchor.
I suspect that this design has a historical meaning --but I haven't yet figured it out.

The spoon is primarily cast with little hand workmanship.
There is a French Minerva silver quality mark on the woman, another mark on the stem and there is a Dutch key overstrike lion silver quality mark.
On the back are four different marks.
I suspect this spoon is from Schoonhaven, Holland and ca 1900.

Return to Huge Spoon exhibit index

Return to spoon planet exhibits index