Norwegian Antique Silver Spoon
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Norwegian Antique Silver Spoon, Johan Martin Heinrich Rohlff c.1880

£39.00

Norwegian antique silver spoon marked IR which we believe is probably the mark of Johan Martin Heinrich Rohlff, also marked 12 1/2 which signifies its 13 1/2 loth.

In good order and measures 184mm in length.

Available!

Description

Norwegian Antique Silver Spoon

Norwegian antique silver spoon marked IR which we believe is probably the mark of Johan Martin Heinrich Rohlff, also marked 12 1/2 which signifies its 13 1/2 loth.

In good order and measures 184mm in length.

DATEc.1880
MAKER or SPONSOR MARKJohan Martin Heinrich Rohlff (probably)
ASSAY OFFICE……
WEIGHT (Grammes)20
WEIGHT (Troy)0.64
REF:-539D

According to legend, tea was discovered by a Chinese emperor around 2300 BC. Initially used for medicinal purposes, the more well-to-do members of Chinese society began drinking it on social occasions.

In the 17th Century, tea was traded with the west by China and subsequently Great Britain got a taste for it!

Tea was expensive and, as a result, it was largely drunk by the aristocracy and upper classes.  Therefore, it was used sparingly and a smaller than usual drinking vessel known as a ‘teacup’ was used for the drink.

Consequently, teaspoons developed to ensure the accurate and careful distribution of the leaves into the boiling water to make the drink.

Initially a teaspoon measured 1 fluid dram or one quarter of a tablespoon. Subsequently they have gradually increased in size. Today’s teaspoon for example measures one third of a tablespoon.

It was in the 17th and 18th Century that these spoons became known as ‘teaspoons’ and some became ever more decorative.

 

Additional information

Origin

Norwegian

Period

Victoria 1837-1901

Sponsor/Maker

Johan Martin Heinrich Rohlff (probably)

REF CODE

539D

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