Russian Imperial Solid Silver Spoon Luncheon Spoon By Radke Minsk Ca1895 Judaica For Sale
A solid silverstructure spoon, in a size of a luncheon spoon. Plain form, reminds a Fiddle Pattern. Terminal engraved with Latin initials "J.R.", please see photos.Hallmarked to the stem: "Star of David"; initials "WB" into a rhomb; Initials "O.C" (English - O.S) for assayer Osip Sosnovsky over date mark "1895"; "84"intooblong with canted cornerspunch for 875/1000 silver purity; "Double-Head Eagle" into square with canted corners punch for city of Minsk. "Radke" into oblong for well-known Minsk silversmith.****** According to the 1897 Russian census the city of Minsk had 91,494 about one third of them Jews.Please see "Postnikova" 1995edition:p.201 #1912 & #1916- formaker. For assayer please see www.925-1000.com Russian Section.Approx.: Length: 7in. (crosswise):2-3/8in. x 1-3/8in. (60mm. x Weight:1.03 troy oz. (31.9 gr.)Rare spoon for it's hallmarks.Commensurate with age, the condition is excellent.p.s. International not availablevia First Class International Is available via Priority & Express Mail.