The spoons on this page are interesting, but they don't fit into the
I have included a ruler and a typical tea sized spoon in the
picture to help you guage
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
I do not know its origin or age
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.
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
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.
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
On the back are four different marks.
I suspect this spoon is from Schoonhaven, Holland and ca 1900.
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