This Silver Spoon is 5" long and has a Gilt finish over the Silver. It is marked depose 800 ( Germany ) and two other marks, mark of Country and makers marks. We have photos of the back of the spoons and the marks are shown. If you click on the photos, they will enlarge and you can see the marks very well. This spoon would date from the 1890's to the 1900's and it is in very fine condition. The top of the handle has some colorful enamel work. This old castle in Germany (Altes Schloss, Schloss Hohenbaden) was built in 1102 by Count Hermann II of Zähringen, later first Margrave of Baden. The castle was enlarged in Gothic style in 1393–1453 by Margrave Bernhard I and his successor Margrave Jakob I. At the end of the 16th century a large fire destroyed the castle which then fell into dereliction. First attempts to secure the remaining parts of the structure were made after 1830. Parts of the castle were restored after 1950 and since then house a restaurant and a small hotel.
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