Beautiful and rare, 9-7/8" long Danish silver spoon. The handle features a very detailed image of a figural lady with swords, perhaps a Viking princess. Below this figure, there is a Viking symbol and a shield containing the three lions which are like those on the Denmark Coat of Arms.
The maker of this beautiful spoon is Henri A. Petersen of Aarhus and his mark is impressed on the back of the spoon. Also, has the three tower mark which is the national mark for Denmark and guarantees an 826/1000 silver purity minimum. The 12 below the three towers stands for the year the item was made; in this case it stands for 1912. The large H with a smaller C and F mark is the Assay Master's initials which was used in conjunction with the national mark, and this stands for Christian F. Heise who was the assayer at that time.
Near the tip of the handle on the back side, there is an incised "L" in script.
This amazing spoon is in very good condition. It has been freshly and gently hand polished and is just beautiful. There are two very subtle dents to the bowl which I believe can be seen in one of the photos. A small amount of scratching to the bowl as well. The pattern is crisp. Weighs 2.6 ounces on a postal scale which converts to approximately 2.37 troy ounces or 73.715 grams.