This is a fabulously ornate .833 Silver Dutch Spoon with a wonderfully detailed embossed spoon bowl depicting comrades in arms in either a barracks or garrison hall preparing for a mission. One can almost feel the bustle and anticipation of the solders when looking at this scene. As if this image were not enough to capture the moment, there is a handsome and very majestic grandfather image, almost lion-like, sitting atop the bowl of this spoon which is in full view both back and front. The large three "X's" identifying the spoon from Amsterdam is prominently affixed on a lined shield more than half way to the top of the spoon. The finial at the peak is suggestive of that of a person of import - perhaps the magistrate?, or a scholar? and is also marked just below his left foot, with the letter "K" dating this wonderful piece at 1920.
Our handsome spoon is clearly marked with the lion passant underscored by an Arabic 2 used as the .833 silver standard mark until 1953 and a makers mark of CC. Also, the Minerva Head with helmet used to identify the duty mark is found just above the lion-like figure's head. This bold piece weighs 2.4 ounces, is 9 inches in length overall and the spoon bowl measures 3 by 2 ¼ inches.
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