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Pair of Large German Sterling Silver Serving Spoons.
Beautifully pair of high quality, German 800 sterling silver flatware pieces…namely: 2 Serving Spoons.
Each is marked ‘FB 800’ …..5 and a double cross on a globe.
The maker ‘FB’ is unkown but the spoons are most likely German due to the 800 Mark.
Each Spoon is 10.5 inches long, 2.25 inches wide and in total they both weigh 205 grams or 6.56 troy oz’s.
Very Collectible !
Quality items !!!
Nickel silver, Maillechort, German silver, Argentan, new silver, nickel brass, albata, alpacca, or electrum is a copper alloy with nickel and often zinc. The usual formulation is 60% copper, 20% nickel and 20% zinc. Nickel silver is named due to its silvery appearance, but it contains no elemental silver unless plated. The name “German silver” refers to its development by 19th-century German metalworkers from the Chinese alloy known as paktong (白銅) (cupronickel). All modern, commercially important nickel silvers (such as those standardized under ASTM B122) contain significant amounts of zinc, and are sometimes considered a subset of brass.
Because different alloys of silver contain different percentages of pure silver, it is important to know which alloy was used to make a piece of jewelry. For several hundred years now, most major silver manufacturing countries use what are known as “fineness marks”, “hallmarks” or a combination of both.
A fineness mark is a mark put on a piece of jewelry to indicate the percentage of pure silver it contains. There are two common types of fineness marks for silver – word marks and numerical marks. The numerical marks usually represent the number of parts of pure silver out of 1000 contained in a piece of silver. For example, Sterling silver is 92.5% silver or 925 out of 1000 parts silver. This simply means that by weight, the piece is 925 parts silver and 75 parts some other metal. Therefore the “shorthand” mark “925” is used to indicate that something is sterling silver. Other common numerical marks include:
800 (80% silver or 800/1000)
Pair of Large German Sterling Silver Serving Spoons
Provenance: From a Wealthy Dallas Estate with German Ancestry.
Dimensions: See above