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Teaspoon

Teaspoon
Teaspoon
Teaspoon
Title
Teaspoon
Date 
ca. 1939
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 1/8 x 1 3/8 x 7/8 in. ( 15.6 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm )
Description 
Silver teaspoon with a downturned double-swell fiddle handle with a short midrib on the underside and a machine-engraved eagle above a swastika in a circle on the front; flared shoulders and a pointed oval bowl; maker's mark stamped on the underside of the handle.
Object Number 
Z.1944
Marks 
stamped: on the underside of the handle: "121" in a rectangle, "90" in a circle, "ARTKRUPP" beside a circle stamped, "ARTKRUPP/ BERNDORF," "BERNDORF"
Gallery Label 
This spoon is from the official flatware set made for Nazi leader Dr. Hans Frank (1900-1946). Frank was Hitler's personal lawyer prior to 1933 and later became Reich Minister of Justice. After he fell out of favor with Hitler, he was sent to Poland and served as Governor General. Frank was hanged as a war criminal in 1946.
Bibliography 
James R. Yannes, A Guide to 3rd Reich Cutlery, its Monograms, Logos, and Maker Marks (2010).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group