Description & Technical information

The oval bowl with tapering stem chased on each side with vines, tulips and sunflowers, the stem applied with a scroll and leaf support, marked on bowl, with fitted leather case. The leather case shows a on its upper side a dove, symbol of the Holy Spirit.

This barock silver spoon was most probably made to be offered as a christening gift.


Michael Lauffer was christened on the 27th November 1665 and became a master maker on the 14th August 1702. He got married to Barbara Maria, daughter of Magnus Rumpler.  He was a known silversmith, above all for the making of cups and beakers, but also for his cutlery.

Date:  Early 18th century
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  Germany
Medium: Parcel, Gilt, silver
Signature: Marks: Nuremberg early 18th century

Dimensions: 19.7 cm (7³/₄ inches)
Literature: Nürnberger Goldschmiedekunst Vol I Nr. 506

Categories: Silver