Antique Dutch silver caddy spoon. Made in the Netherlands, circa 1890 to early 20th century. Measurements: a little over 3 1/2 inches long, including the animal terminals. Bowl approx 2 inches in diameter.Note, ruler in'photos is in inches. Unusual animal themed caddy spoon. The fluted round bowl has a repousse hammered figure of a beautiful horse standing on a grassy knol. A ring of repousse dots/beads near the scalloped border.
The arching handle leads to a moulded basket of flowers, above which is a pair of animals. The bottom, with the terminal is possibly a sheep or dog, the top, definately a dog, with his tail curled around on his left side. Silver is assumed to be approximately.
Marks: there are a number of hallmarks on this caddy spoon: on the back of the bowl is a worn mark - see'photos; leading from the bowl, up the handle, are 3 Dutch hallmarks, the first of which is very clear - a lion and a key, which I believe was used in Amsterdam silver of the 19th century. A more faded S and another mark are less clear, presumably where the spoon was more enthusiastically held and polished. There is a mark in the lower center of the basket of flowers and another on the dog finial. Condition: besides the light wear mentioned, the spoon is in good condition considering it's age. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS - PLEASE NOTE.
Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers. Feel free to ask question. We would appreciate it if you notify us in advance, and explain the reason for the return. Please pack carefully to ensure the item reaches us in the same condition it left here and don't forget to insure and track properly. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U.The seller is "brendaginsberg" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.