Dating viners silver plate

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They are a lovely classic Art Deco shape, with rectangular handles with serrated edge design, and the rare additional of 2 circular "wings" midway up the handle.

Both have clear hallmarks, the GJ in rectangle makers mark (used between 19) above "Sterling Denmark".

The crest is beautifully engraved, on the back of the forks in 18th century style, and is described as "on a chapeau, a green salamander surrounded by fire", with the motto above the crest (which is only done in Scotland).

The crest is under an Earl's coronet, so these forks probably belonged to the 9th or 10th Earl Hamilton.

Both are hand hammered, with palnished surface, clearly made by hand, the bowl more noticeable than the jug.

The spoon is also lovely, with a malachite pearl in dragons foot finial, rounded handle with a knob for grip, also clearly made by hand.

A set of 6 sterling silver Arts & Crafts salt or condiment spoons, made by Kurt Jobst circa 1950.

All 3 pieces are hallmarked, firstly with S925 standard mark, and secondly with makers mark KR in Zambian country outline.

Klaus Rygaard is a Danish Jeweller and watchmaker, he emigrated to Lusaka, Zambia in 1965, took over a jewellery store, he later established his own goldsm...

The fork also has additional London import marks for 1936, and the G. The parallel pattern is interesting most of the smaller items have no "wings", a few of the larger serving items have scroll "wings" , the circular "wings" present here appear to be the rarest addition to the pattern.

The pattern was designed in 1931 by Oscar Gundlach-Pedersen, a famous Danish architect who designed a number of important buildings.

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