Marius Hammer Enamelled Silver Demitasse Spoons

Marius Hammer Enamelled Silver Demitasse Spoons

Code: CE730

Dimensions:

W: 2cm (0.8")L: 9.5cm (3.7")

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A matched set of 6 demitasse or mocha spoons, made in Bergen, Norway by Marius Hammer in the early 20th century. They are beautifully enamelled and are very much in the Art Deco style. Parts of the handles and bowls of the spoons are decorated with guilloche enamel in various colours, while the ends of the handles and tops of the bowls are finished with a champlevé enamel design. 

The pattern, shape and size of all the spoons is the same, but the hallmarks on some are slightly different, hence their description as a matched set. One bears the maker's mark for Marius Hammer and the Norwegian silver mark 830s, indicating the silver content as 83%. This mark started to be phased out in the 1920s in favour of the 925 silver mark indicating a slightly higher percentage silver content. The remaining spoons bear the 925 mark and the import marks for Henry J Hulbert of London. Four bear an import date letter for 1916, while the remaining one was imported in 1935, although it is likely to have been made around the same time as the other spoons. In short, it seems likely that all six were made by the Marius Hammer workshop in around 1916.

The spoons come in a leather covered, fitted spoon box - this is not original but serves the purpose well.

The spoons are in generally good condition, but there is minor surface flaking to the enamel on the handles of 3, but this is not obvious.