I have been trying to find information on these, I think that MG might be maker, the other marks a running deer? And tree ? , I’m not sure if they are silver, plate…or a base metal of some kind, they are all slightly different in the way they are put together, they are all slightly different in weight , I am assuming they do have some silver component to them as they tarnish…and info would be greatly appreciated
From the photos I couldn’t tell you. Obviously they don’t have a fineness mark, but that’s usually not a problem. Do you think you could post a more detailed picture of the marks? And do you think they are British?
Finally (obviously this will not help you find the maker ) have you done any of the classic tests to see if they’re solid silver, such as the magnet test (magnetic = not silver) and the ice cube test (silver should melt an ice cube very quickly due to high thermal conductivity).
Sorry I couldn’t be more help.
We can certainly rule out a British origin for your spoons. Northern Europe is most likely in my opinion. I am sure I have seen these marks before but I can’t remember any details. They are not Hanau but I think the spoons may be silver rather than plated.
Some apostle spoons with identical back-of-bowl marks were the subject of a query on another forum. Bizarrely it was I who raised the question - probably explains why I though they were familiar! The consensus seems to be that they are Dutch reproductions but with no conclusion about possible silver content.
And some more have just popped up on the same site today with a slightly different set of marks.
I’m wondering if they are German, I searched German silver marks and I now believe that it’s an Eagle mark at the base of the v of the handle, common on German pieces…
I think there is no doubt that they are Dutch.
Thanks , I have seen the same mark on other things, just clutching at straws…