Theodore Olsen EFTF 1900s Norwegian 830 Silver Dobbel Rokokko Demitasse Spoons converted to a ring.
Vintage items from 1900s
Pattern: Dobbel Rokokko
Composition: 830 Silver
The crown-shaped mark is for Theodor Olsens Eftf, of Bergen, Norway.
There are a few variations of this mark. The seven dots in the circle represent the seven hills that surround the city of Bergen – they are also found on the old Bergen city silver mark, itself taken from the municipal arms.
The “830” is for silver content 83%.
Theodor Olsen (1837-1890) started up in Bergen with his brother Martin i 1868. He died in 1890 and the widow sold the workshop in 1903 to the brothers Magnus and Knut Aase.
Theodor Olsens marks 1868-1903: M & T Olsen, Th.O, Th.Olsen and Theodor Olsen.
Magnus Aase (1876-1953) who has worked by Th. Olsen started up his own workshop and as a retailer in 1899. Then (from 1899) he had the marks we knew from Th.Olsens Eftf. From ca. 1904 Th.Olsens Eftf. used this marks.
Magnus Aase continued his own business with the marks M.AA and M.AASE. This firm closed down in 1993.
Marius Hammer broke down in 1930 and Th.Olsens Eftyf. bought the machinery.