HUGE SHIP SPOON SETS
The silver pieces in this exhibit are spoon/fork sets that were made to
be display items.
I suspect that the same motive applied to the buyers of these pieces as
applied to those who purchased or commissioned the spoons in the first
exhibit in this series.
. There is a ruler at the bottom and there is
a normal sized tea spoon at the right to help you visualize how big
these spoons actually are.
1. The spoon is 10.5" long and the fork is 10.25" long. German
2. the fork is 9.25" long and the spoon is 9.125" long. Holland 835
silver, mfg. by HH - prob H. Hooijkaas of Schoonhaven
Alert readers will probably notice that the stems in the first set are
identical to the stem in the first spoon from the previous exhibit (you can check if you want)
so they were obviously made by the same silversmith firm.
I wasn't able to trace this coat of arms despite looking at several
hundred different rampant lion variations
It was probably a custom order.
three masted ship
two puttis playing trumpets (for success?)
genre scene of milkmaid or water carrier with windmill in the background
sailing ship with furled sails
detailed genre repousse picture of a milk maid/water carrier with ship
and ducks in the background
as well as flora and trees
Visit the third exhibit in this series
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