A Renaissance Spoon, Silver

Object number #

Bremen, ca. 1580

Hinrik Rabbe

City’s hallmark: the key of Bremen (the coat of arms of the city) (s. Scheffler, Niedersachsen, p. 151)

Maker’s mark: “HR”, possibly for Hinrik Rabbe (active since 1579; Scheffler, Niedersachsen, nr. 61)

Length: 15 cm; weight: 37 gr.

Detailed description

A Renaissance Spoon, Silver

This Renaissance, silver spoon has a round, bowl, shaped almost as a drop. The stem is twisted and has as an ending a round knob. The marks are ligated on the lower, backside of the stem – at the connection with the bowl.