Unusually rare find is this vintage silver plate condiment salt spoon by B. & J. Sippel Ltd of Sheffield, England. No monogram.
Information about the B. & J. Sippel Ltd. is sketchy, but we've learned that Sipple was a cutlery factory in Sheffild, England, that closed in the 1970's. Two brothers from Germany began the company, and one of the founding brothers, Benno Sippel, died in 1946. In 1934, the began marking their silver and silverplate flatware with the name SIPELIA. Sippel also manufactured British bayonets.
This silver plate condiment salt spoon measures 3.375 inches long, weighs .3 ounces and is touchmarked on the back with B & J S LTD, EPNS and at the tip of the handle, 4 1/2 DWTS DOZ which translate into 4.5 pennyweight per dozen - an indication of the quality of the silverplate used on this silver spoon. Excellent condition with no silver plate wear or loss.
A1200 - Vintage B. & J. Sippel Ltd. Silver Plate Salt Spoon Sheffield, England