Thank you very much for including me in this forum.
I have registered here because I am looking for information about a piece of silver cutlery from an inheritance.
It’s about a fork with the hallmarks in the photos.
Can anyone tell me anything about its origin and age? In particular, I can’t make any sense of the hallmark on the far right.
I look forward to your ideas and answers.
Many thanks and best wishes from Cologne!
It is German 800/1000 silver made after 1886/8. You may narrow it down if you find any info about the maker (Scholtz).
Scholtz is most probably the retailer. The strange mark to the right of 800 is the maker’s mark. I had a quick look through the makers’ marks here and the closest I could find was that of Forster & Graf of Swabisch Gmund, active until 1983, although I’m not convinced it’s a complete match.
Thanks for the interesting link.
In my opinion, it looks more like Hugo Sandig, doesn’t it?
Sandig is certainly a possibility. Note, of course, that the list of makers on that link is only a small selection. There is another list at Marks and Hallmarks of German silver and silverplate (from 1888) which you might like to look through.