Posted 08 August 2011 - 07:36 PM
Posted 08 August 2011 - 08:15 PM
Posted 08 August 2011 - 08:29 PM
Posted 08 August 2011 - 10:17 PM
Hopefully someone else will be able to chime in with more info about spoon holders. I'm not personally aware of any having been hallmarked, but I don't see any reason why they shouldn't have been, even if the spoons themselves may have lent themselves as better tools for advertising due to the sheer number of them which would have been floating around.
Posted 09 August 2011 - 12:34 AM
Posted 09 August 2011 - 08:44 PM
Thanks for the info Rob. Ill try and dig up some more info in this one.
Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:56 AM
Posted 26 August 2011 - 04:49 PM
I've seen this one on Ebay too. Glad you didn't buy it. Here are a few observations:
Not only the tronc is crudely welded it also seems that the hallmarks/maker's marks are faked. Ercuis stands for silver plated quality products and thus their marks are tiny but always very precise. By contrast, the name on the object in the picture is not completely coined: the lower part is missing. And where one would assume the hallmark of Ercuis, a centaur in a square, there is something round so deeply coined into the metal that it casts a shadow like a caldera on the moon.
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