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Hanau Silver Frederick the Great Commemorative Spoon     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1461
Period: George V
Year: 1911
Silversmith: B. Neresheimer & Sohne
Place: Hanau
Price: $ 230.00
Weight: 70.0 grams
Dimensions: 23.0 cm
Condition: Excellent.

Description: A lovely Hanau silver commemorative spoon, with a cast bust of Frederick the Great, with lovely detail. The bust sits on a plaque with the words "Fridericus Borussorum Rex 1740-1786", translated "Frederick King of Prussia". The stem of the spoon is decorative, with dolphins, a crown and a twisted design. The spoon bowl is also decorated with flowers and scrolling foliage. The hallmarks are clear, and include makers mark "n" (Scheffler 489) for Neresheimer, and stylised bunch of grapes (image 1, 3rd hallmark under Neresheimer on www.925-1000.com). The Neresheimer n is also called the "Nuremberg n" (Culme, Gold and Silversmiths). They also include importers mark B.M (struck twice) for Berthold Muller, who for many years was the sole British agent for Neresheimer (Culme). Berthold Muller and Son traded between 1892 and 1915, when Muller changed his name to Miller (we assume as a result of anti-German feeling in London during the First World War). The 2 B.M marks were struck by different punches, the larger one BM, the smaller one B.M. Neresheimer were one of the leading Hanau silversmiths, who specialised in reproducing the work of the 16th and 17th century German masters. The spoon also has London import marks for 1911 (Leo constellation import mark, 925 standard mark and date letter q for 1911).
Hanau Silver Frederick the Great Commemorative Spoon
Hanau silver Frederick the Great commemorative spoon

Hanau Silver Frederick the Great Commemorative Spoon
Frederick the Great

Hanau Silver Frederick the Great Commemorative Spoon
Inscription 1740-1786

Hanau Silver Frederick the Great Commemorative Spoon
Back of spoon

Hanau Silver Frederick the Great Commemorative Spoon
Hallmarks and import marks

Hanau Silver Frederick the Great Commemorative Spoon
Scale

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