I found this old serving spoon with a few pieces from Germany and Switzerland but can’t identify it’s hallmark. The marks are on the front of the handle. I am thinking that it is a Continental piece from the 18th Century but of course am unsure. Any help from you experts would be very much appreciated!
In the “Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers” by Dorothy Rainwater, et al., page 125 has a mark that looks like this; except it is upside down compared to your photo!:
“C. F. Kees and Co. Newark New Jersey. Successor , before 1904, to Henry I. Leibe Mfg. Co. and suceeded by Archibald, Klement Co. c. 1909. They were manufacturers of sterling silver and gold lorgnettes and related items.”