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Discussion in 'Silver' started by DragonflyWink, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Wasn't looking for this piece, just ran across it looking for something else, and sort of fell in love with it over the time it was up for auction - had quite a few watchers, the title and description weren't quite right, but adequate enough to get attention. Told myself it would go out of my range, but put in a snipe for the highest I'd go and then left it alone - apparently overestimated its value, came in way below what I expected, but that works for me, 'cause now it's mine!


    A Danish Empire silver master salt, assayed in Copenhagen in 1812 (still working on the maker) - oval with a wide rolled lip, about 3-3/8" (8.5cm) wide X 2-1/2" (6.5cm) tall, weighing in at a sturdy 67 grams, legs attached with naively cut and engraved acanthus leaves, sweet little ball & claw feet, tiny threaded posts and square nuts fastening them to the base, which has a center ball finial. The spoon in the third pic is my bright-cut salt spoon made by Peter, Ann, & William Bateman, London, 1800...


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    Since I 'saved' money, also picked up these six pretty teaspoons, stamped only '13' for 13 loth (.812 fineness) - they're in beautiful condition, doesn't look like they've had much use in the last century and a half or so:


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    ~Cheryl
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2021
  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Awesome acquisitions, Cheryl:singing:!!
     
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  3. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Treasures for the taking by a smart cookie like you! Congratulations!
     
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  4. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    OH MY.....those are all DELICIOUS PIECES!!!!!:hungry::hungry::hungry::happy::happy::):) AWESOME haul!!!!!
     
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  5. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Thanks, guys!

    ~Cheryl
     
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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    It's elegant !!!:happy:

    The heart wants....what the heart wants !!!;);)
     
  7. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    It is, isn't it? But with a sort of Seussian quality to it...

    So true!

    ~Cheryl
     
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  8. Mill Cove Treasures

    Mill Cove Treasures Well-Known Member

  9. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    YOu've got the eye!!!!

    Enjoy!
     
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Gorgeous, Cheryl. Beautiful design and beautiful marks. The spoons are not to be sneezed at either.:playful:

    I hope those feet (eagle claws?) don't start walking in the middle of the night. Mind you, they'd all want to go in different directions, so it will stay in place anyway.
     
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  11. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Utterly gorgeous!
     
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  12. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE! The worst prison is a closed heart

    Oh I love it too!!! I love things that have a rather animated quality. Congrats!
     
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  13. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Beautiful pieces! Thanks for showing us! :)
     
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  14. Iouri

    Iouri Well-Known Member

    To see old silver,always pleases the eye and soul.Thank you.
     
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  15. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Thanks, y'all!


    I choose to believe they're dragon claws, the Viking blood in me, I suppose...


    Well phrased! Some pieces just seem to have 'personality'...


    ~Cheryl
     
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  16. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    As you know, I love dragons, so your preference is fine by me.:happy:
    That smidgen of Viking blood in me (by way of Normandy) could be one of the culprits.;)
     
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  17. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE! The worst prison is a closed heart

    My father's family were from Norway so I come by a bit if it myself:)
     
  18. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The Indonesians are dragon mad too, so they must have done their bit to 'aggravate' my love of dragons.:playful:

    And then there is this charmer, the symbol of my ancestral town of Den Bosch:

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  19. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Those spoons are very special. I’m not into spoons (that sounds all wrong....) but they are gorgeous. So unusual.
     
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  20. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    They are all beautiful -- And your photos are excellent! (Not surprised!)
     
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