The initals are probably those of GEorgius Frater Von Husz (1642-1699) A tankard made by Paulus Nonnert is in the Reformed Church, Kaschau. It can be connected to this spoon in that it was given by another member of the Frater famiy Istvan (1630-1703) who presented it to the church in 1662. Istvan was unoubtedly a close relation of Georgius, possibly his brother, having the same family name Frater De Ipp, Erkeseru et Belmezo. The family castle was called Husz. Another spoon, which like the present one was probably a gift to a godchild and is similarly unmarked also has the Frater arms. This spoon which is in the Hungarian National Museum has also been ascribed to the goldsmith Paul Nonnert
In overall good condition. A dent on the bowl, some on the stem, all minor. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."