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Marais Family Sterling Silver Soup Ladle - Marais Family Crest     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11001
Period: George V
Year: 1923
Silversmith: D & J Wellby Ltd
Place: London
Price: R 6 000.00
Weight: 327 grams
Dimensions: 33.5 cm
Condition: Excellent, light scratches to bowl.

Description: A fabulous sterling silver soup ladle in the popular Fiddle, Thread and Shell pattern, with engraved Marais Family coat of arms, which is very clear. The ladle is a substantial size and weight, the quality is excellent. The hallmarks are very clear, including makers mark D&J W, for Daniel & John Wellby, who worked between 1827 and 1974 from Garrick Street, London. The Marais family coat of arms is described as "Azure, a chain sable fesswise, in chief a crescent reversed and a base of two hills vert" - Pama, Heraldry of South African Families, page 53, depicted on Plate 18, no 280, of the Bell Krynauw Collection. It dates back to Charles Marais of the farm Plasir de Merle, who arrived in the Cape in 1688, and was "murdered by a Hottentot on the farm in 1689". Note - we have other matching items with the Marais Family armorial.
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