An exceptional seventeenth century German Spoon.
An exceptional silver-gilt German Spoon, Ulm circa 1665, by Hans Ludwig Kienle. The reverse of the spoon is finely engraved with two coats of arms and two pairs of initials: that on the right identified as the arms of Neidhart or Neydhart below the initials ‘IN’. The Neidharts were one of a group of patrician families in Ulm . The arms on the left are yet to be identified and are below the initials ‘MN’.
See ‘Goldschmiedekunst in Ulm, Die Werke im Ulmer Musem‘, pp. 94-5, for a spoon of the same form.
Very good with minor wear to the gilding.
Length – 16.10 cm.; Width – 4.50 cm.; Weight – 50 gms.