SIX NORWEGIAN SILVER AND PARCEL-GILT SILVER SPOONS, VARIOUS MAKERS AND TOWNS, CIRCA 1620/40
with ball finials, twisting stems above flattened sections and fig shaped bowls, comprising: parcel-gilt with foliate decorated bowl and reverse initialled .G.G.S, Johan Schluter, Bergen; with plain bowl, Lucas Andersen Steen, (Bergen), maker’s mark only; parcel-gilt and with engraved IHS holy monogram and applied rosette, Bergen town mark only; with plain bowl, maker’s mark IR only; parcel-gilt with IHS holy monogram, back of the bowl initialled TTSPPD, unmarked; with foliate engraved bowl, the reverse initialled LIS AAD, unmarked
approx. 13cm., 5in. long
165gr., 5oz. 6dwt.
Some scratches, nicks, dents, and wear commensurate with age one with small split to bowl.
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The two spoons with the Holy Monogram, one unmarked, the other with Bergen town mark only, can be compared in the way the monogram and strapwork are executed. They similarly relate to a third Bergen example with the maker’s mark of Gierdt Frølich, Bergen, circa 1610, see: Hans Johan Storesund, 100 Norske Sølvskjeer, Oslo, 1993, Nr. 7