Posted 6 years ago
This beautiful server came in a white/cream box, wrapped in cotton or linen. Lost in moving. Picture of side of server Theodor Olsen EFTF, blade is stainless. Theo Olsen silver in high demand, I have yet to find another server of this design. Rumor that it was made for a captain, with a abacus design. Not sure if that is true.
The crown-shaped mark is for Theodor Olsens Eftf, of Bergen, Norway. Date usage unknown (possibly 1837-1964?). Robert Welsh worked with Theodor Olsen (1952-1955) introducing stainless steel to his product line. There are a few variations of this mark. The seven dots in the circle represent the seven hills that surround the city of Bergen - they are also found on the old Bergen city silver mark, itself taken from the municipal arms.
The 830 S·STERLING" is for silver content.