ask questions to antique silver experts
homeHome    FAQFAQ    SearchSearch   

Silver Collector is now Closed

Its been a good run but these days there are more active forums for silver collectors.
If you need help reading silver marks we recommend you visit 925-1000

Thanks to everyone who's contibuted over the years, especially our fantastic moderators.

Serving spoon

This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.

Home -> What is it? -> Serving spoon

Author Message
J Lewis

Joined: 28 Dec 2007
Posts: 9
Location: Columbus, NC (USA)

Posted: 30/12/2007 
Post subject: Serving spoon
Reply with quote

Here is a 9-inch serving spoon. "Wineburgh" is written on the stem, along with "Sterling." At the base of the spoon part is "Patent" information 1908? with some smaller lettering and date "180?" underneath. Above that I think there's a heraldic "Lion" with a rather bushy tail curved over his back, and some other stamps that my old eyes cannot make out with my camera or a magnifying glass.

Info on this one would be appreciated.

Again, thanks. You are a font of information and I hope I don't turn into a pest, but we're trying to catalog all this stuff we've accumulated over 50 years of marriage.

Description:Patent info and Mark

serving  patent info.jpg

Description:"Wineburgh" on stem

serving brand info.jpg

Description:The spoon

serving top.jpg

Back to top  
uncle vic

Joined: 25 Sep 2006
Posts: 696
Location: Baton Rouge, LA USA

Posted: 01/01/2008 
Post subject: re: Serving spoon
Reply with quote

The mark is that of the Whiting Mfg. Co. of Providence, RI which was started in the 1840s and became part of Gorham in 1926. The Whiting mark was continued in use after takeover by Gorham. Whiting used some date marks from 1905 until 1924, so try to photo the other marks and perhaps I can date the spoon, which would obviously be after the patent date(s). The date marks are geometric symbols.

And, no, not a pest at all.....this is a lot of fun!


Uncle Vic
Back to top  
Display posts from previous:   

Page 1 of 1 This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

Use of this website constitutes an agreement to these Terms and Conditions
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group :: founded by I.Franks Antique Silver & David Shure Antique Silver & Antique Silver Flatware