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Dutch Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon or Porridge Spoon - Utrecht, Sebastiaan de Mare     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1778
Period: George III
Year: 1805
Silversmith: Sebastiaan Gijsbert de Mare
Place: Utrecht
Price: $ 260.00
Weight: 65 grams
Dimensions: 21.4 cm
Condition: Very good, very slight wear to tip, small dent to bowl, scratches from use.

Description: A Dutch silver Hanoverian pattern tablespoon (or porridge spoon as referred to by the Dutch) made in Utrecht in 1805 by Sebastiaan de Mare. The spoon has the traditional Hanoverian central rib with turn up end, and a wide drop. The spoon has the original owners initials BI engraved on the back of the spoon, dating back to when spoons were placed on the table bowl down (with initials displayed). The spoon has 5 clear hallmarks, including an excellent makers mark of a laying deer for Sebastiaan Gijsbert de Mare, this mark is a lovely makers mark and exceptionally well struck and clear. The spoon also has the Utrecht city coat of arms mark struck twice, indicating first standard ( Grote Keur), or 925 sterling standard. The date letter is slighty obscured, we believe X for 1805 but could also be K for 1793. The final mark is the Dutch Crowned O second assay mark, quite rare as only used between 1807 and 1810, used as a re-examination mark of earlier silver when resold, or for imported articles without payment of duty (Tardy, International hallmarks, pg 317).
Dutch Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon or Porridge Spoon - Utrecht, Sebastiaan de Mare
Dutch silver Hanoverian tablespoon - Utrecht, Sebastian de Mare

Dutch Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon or Porridge Spoon - Utrecht, Sebastiaan de Mare
Dutch silver hallmarks - Utrecht, Laying deer, sebastian de Mare, Grote Keur

Dutch Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon or Porridge Spoon - Utrecht, Sebastiaan de Mare
Engraved initials BI

Dutch Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon or Porridge Spoon - Utrecht, Sebastiaan de Mare
Antique dutch silver spoon drop, laying deer makers mark

Dutch Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon or Porridge Spoon - Utrecht, Sebastiaan de Mare
Back of dutch silver spoon

Dutch Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon or Porridge Spoon - Utrecht, Sebastiaan de Mare
Dutch silver spoon turn up

Dutch Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon or Porridge Spoon - Utrecht, Sebastiaan de Mare
Antique dutch silver spoon - scale

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