29 September 1999
A Dutch silver memorial spoon
Maker's mark possibly an acorn or a bunch of grapes, Rotterdam, possibly 1674
With plain bowl and stem and with female bust finial, the bowl inscribed with J. J. V. D. M.
marked on bowl
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A virtually identical spoon dated 1664 and by an unidentified maker is illustrated in B.W.G. Wttewaal, Nederlands Klein Zilver 1650-1880, Amsterdam, 1987, p. 266, pl. 16.
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