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Marais Family Sterling Silver Ladle, Saltspoon & Butterknife (Set of 3) - Marias Family Coat of Arms     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11004
Period: George V
Year: 1923
Silversmith: D & J Wellby Ltd
Place: London
Price: $ 420.00
Weight: 144 grams
Dimensions: 18.5 cm ladle, 8.5 cm saltspoon
Condition: Excellent, scratch to butterknife.

Description: A set of three sterling silver items, namely ladle, saltspoon and butterknife, in the popular Fiddle, Thread and Shell pattern, with engraved Marais Family coat of arms, which is very clear on all 3 items. The ladle is a pleasing size and weight,108 grammes, the quality is excellent on all 3 items. 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 Ladle, Saltspoon & Butterknife (Set of 3) - Marias Family Coat of Arms
Marais Family Sterling Silver Ladle, Saltspoon & Butterknife (Set of 3) - Marias Family Coat of Arms

Marais Family Sterling Silver Ladle, Saltspoon & Butterknife (Set of 3) - Marias Family Coat of Arms
Marias Family Coat of Arms crest

Marais Family Sterling Silver Ladle, Saltspoon & Butterknife (Set of 3) - Marias Family Coat of Arms
Fiddle, thread & shell pattern silver spoons

Marais Family Sterling Silver Ladle, Saltspoon & Butterknife (Set of 3) - Marias Family Coat of Arms
D & J Wellby london silver hallmarks

Marais Family Sterling Silver Ladle, Saltspoon & Butterknife (Set of 3) - Marias Family Coat of Arms
Marais Family Sterling Silver Ladle, Saltspoon & Butterknife

Marais Family Sterling Silver Ladle, Saltspoon & Butterknife (Set of 3) - Marias Family Coat of Arms
Marais Family armorial

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