Antique 800 Silver Lion of St. Mark Shell Bowl Estate Salt Spoon
This awesome antique salt spoon is made of 800 silver (by comparison 925 is sterling silver). At the top of the handle is the lion of Saint Mark, which is a winged lion holding a Bible. The lion of St. Mark is also the symbol of the city of Venice, Italy. This salt spoon is most likely Italian. The bowl is shaped like a scallop shell and looks like it originally has a gold wash which has mostly worn off with time. The spoon measures about 3 1/4" long by 5/8" across the bowl. Marked 800 for silver content. The weight is about 4.9 grams. Good antique condition with the wear to the gold wash already mentioned. The silver has a nice warm uneven patina (tarnish) as seen. You will love this!!!
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