A beautifully crafted spoon in Rococo style by the German silver company Wilhelm Weinranck of Hanau. Founded in 1899, the company made simple modernist articles as well as elaborate antique style pieces. It was eventually taken over by Wilhelm Geist & Son in 1970.
Listed here is a small but well made piece in solid 0.800 silver, marked as such and with the maker's mark and the German crescent and crown. The ovoid bowl is simple and unadorned, contrasting nicely with the elaborately cast scrollwork handle that terminates in a putto holding aloft a cartouche and coronet. The back of the spoon is as nicely detailed and as carefully crafted as the front.
This would be a handsome spoon for serving sugar or condiments, or just appreciated as a charming example of fine European silversmithing.
Dimensions: 5.5" length, total weight 23.5 grams.
Marks: Crescent (faint, but present) & Crown, "800", "W.W.H." within heart shape.
Condition: Overall network of fine scratches and minute pittings from age and use, otherwise very good condition.
Item ID: RL-13-149
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