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Sterling Silver1297 of 1664Four Victorian Silver Gilt Sugar Sifter Spoons Boxed by William Comyns 1889 Wilcox 1878 Iced-Water Pitcher
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Posted 4 years ago


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I have been eyeing this spoon in my local antique shop for some time now. I know nothing about old spoons, except what I was able to learn by Google today. I believe it is commemorative, but cannot determine what is being recognized. There is a tall ship on the knob end of the spoon, and it is slotted I presume for straining tea. It has some marks on the inside right lower edge of bowl, but I can't make out what the marks are. It is definitely sterling silver, I can tell by the weight, and I'm guessing quite old as it has indications of being hand forged. This is my first spoon, and I am interested in knowing more about it from the experienced collectors.

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  1. Yohanna Yohanna, 4 years ago
    it looks very dutch has it any hallmarks...
  2. Connieg123 Connieg123, 4 years ago
    I agree with Yohanna; it could be Dutch or Continental silver. I will say that sometimes silver plate is heavier than Sterling; the marks are the key.
  3. BuyerGirl, 4 years ago
    There is a hallmark on the inner rim leftside when bowl is up, that is a long oval containing the letters "J" "[Backward] S" "X or K?" within the oval. The letter are raised with the background slightly recessed. Any ideas what this may signify?

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