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
Medium: Parcel, Gilt, silver
Signature: Marks: Nuremberg early 18th century
Dimensions: 19.7 cm (7³/₄ inches)
Literature: Nürnberger Goldschmiedekunst Vol I Nr. 506
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