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Marais Family Sterling Silver Tablespoons (Set of 3) - Marias Family Armorial     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11003
Period: George V
Year: 1923
Silversmith: D & J Wellby Ltd
Place: London
Price: $ 440.00
Weight: 315 grams
Dimensions: 22.2 cm
Condition: 2 spoons very good, some wear and scratches from use. 1 spoon good, has some small dents to bowl.

Description: A set of three sterling silver tablespoons in the popular Fiddle, Thread and Shell pattern, with engraved Marais Family coat of arms, which is very clear. The spoons are a substantial size and weight, 105 grammes each, the quality is excellent (tablespoons over 100 grammes are rare). 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.
Marais Family Sterling Silver Tablespoons (Set of 3) - Marias Family Armorial
Marais Family Sterling Silver Tablespoons (Set of 3) - Marias Family Armorial

Marais Family Sterling Silver Tablespoons (Set of 3) - Marias Family Armorial
Marais family crest

Marais Family Sterling Silver Tablespoons (Set of 3) - Marias Family Armorial
Marais Family crest or armorial on silver spoon

Marais Family Sterling Silver Tablespoons (Set of 3) - Marias Family Armorial
Fiddle, thread & shell pattern silver spoon

Marais Family Sterling Silver Tablespoons (Set of 3) - Marias Family Armorial
D & J Wellby london silver hallmarks

Marais Family Sterling Silver Tablespoons (Set of 3) - Marias Family Armorial
Marais Family Sterling Silver Tablespoons (Set of 3) - Marias Family Armorial

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