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Posted 5 years ago


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This spoon was in my Mother's collection that she started as a little girl so it could easily be over 100 years old.
Spoon is approximately 5" long
"Keilkkonn" is on the bowl. I have been unable to find what it stands for or is.
I would like to know the following:
What is "Keilkkonn"?
Country of origin?
What does the coat of arms represent?
Year of manufacture?
Is the material on the bowl & the coat of arms enamel or porcelain?
Is it hand painted?
Does the design of the spoon represent anything?
What type of metal could it be? Is it Silver? Unable to find the mark of "sterling" anywhere.
Thank you

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    I think it is actually Heilbronn. The church is St. Kilian's church (Kilanskirche).
  2. Alpha1 Alpha1, 5 years ago
    To vetraio50,
    Thank you for your input. I appreciate you taking the time to reply & hope I can repay the favor.
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    You're welcome Alpha1. I hpoe you found the Wappen Heilbronn their coat of arms that goes back to 1265. The yellow and black indicate Baden-Wuerttemberg.
    Die Blasonierung des Heilbronner Wappens lautet: In Gold der rot bewehrte und rot bezungte schwarze Reichsadler mit einem von Rot, Silber und Blau geteilten Brustschild. Die Stadtflagge ist Rot-Weiss-Blau.
    I suspect it is enamel on silver. The work is hand-painted on a Jugendstil form. The Kilianskirsche goes back to 1529 and is painted from the area called the Marktplatz. T
  4. Hems303 Hems303, 5 years ago
    Hi Alpha1: Love your spoon: Enameled silver spoons are very collecable in UK and eBay usually has several offerings on the go. vetraio is absolutely spot-on with his summation, as usual. A few of the central European countries produced these silver spoons with enameled looking pictures in the bowls. Most of these are from Germany, but Italian, Swiss and some French pieces aslo crop up. It is also fairly common to find German made pieces with pictures and scenes from other countries, they were less parochial in their subjects they produced. These would have been avidly purchased during the later "Grand Tours". The spoons of this genre are typically .800. silver rather than .925 Sterling although you do find some examples in other grades. Often the bowl picture is made using a "transfer" print which is then hand colored and covered with a protective coating, this is NOT the case with your spoon, which as vetraio50 points out is hand painted . The finials or handles are also generally done in this manner especially with crests and such like. Many pieces like yours, have hand painted bowls. These are much rarer, and worth a higher price. These items were often painted in workshops on "production" benches, moving down the line. The resulting pieces are usually very pretty, but unless it is a rare subject, and the bowls hand painted, the price is not particularly high. Many dealers (and eBayers) are unaware of the fact that most of these are production pieces and they try to get custom prices for them. Of course, some dealers (and eBayers) think they are the cheaper silver plated pieces and price them low, that is when a bargain is to be had. They are currently (in UK) fetching £30 - £50. Hope this gives a helps add a little to what vetraio50 has given you.

  5. Alpha1 Alpha1, 5 years ago
    Thank you again.
    You have quite a collection.
    Myself I collect Cobalt Blue glass. Just starting.
    Hope to return the favor(s).
  6. Alpha1 Alpha1, 5 years ago
    Hello Hems303,
    Appreciate your information relating to this spoon & I hope I can repay your help in the future.
    I noticed you have an interest in Militaria. I have some items from my father, such as an ash tray from the Romanian Royal Guard that my he used while a P.O.W. in Romania that I might post.
    Thanks again
  7. Hems303 Hems303, 5 years ago
    Thanks Alpha1, and yes I would love to see your post of the ash tray, I hope I don't miss it because I'm in and out of CW irregularly :(
  8. Alpha1 Alpha1, 5 years ago
    I posted it as "Romanian Royal Guard Ash Tray from WWII". I posted it under "WWII" & someone was good enough to also post it under "Ash Trays".
    So far I have been impressed w/ this site & the people here. I have learned a lot just from seeing what other people have.
    I look forward to posting more of his items from WWII such as his diary, medals, etc. I also have items I have collected.
    Since I have no one to leave any of my stuff to I need to start planning what to do w/ these items.
    Have a Great Day

  9. Hems303 Hems303, 5 years ago
    Hi Alpha1, I'm glad you like CW, I have been here a relatively short time and the members are just great are a great help, and make you feel very welcome. It has a very "family" atmosphere.

    Obviously it is a forum for showing your treasured antiques or just odd-ball collectables, and not a place to offer for sale etc.

    A little tip one of the members showed me was to include a "CW Link" into a "comment", so as you have talked about it here; you could post a link to your ashtray here, if you wished (it saves people searching) like this:.........

  10. Alpha1 Alpha1, 5 years ago
    Have been busy trying to catch up.
    I still want to post more.
    Posted this spoon on eBay, but have yet to get any response. Hope I did a good job.
    Thanks again to all.
  11. Alpha1 Alpha1, 5 years ago
    Met a Spoon Collector 2day & I recommended this site to him.

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