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Cape Silver Mustard Spoon - John Townsend
Reference: S11082
Period: George IV
Year: 1824-1841
Silversmith: John Townsend
Place: Cape
Price: $ 300.00
Weight: 17 grams
Dimensions: 12.8 cm
Condition: Good, but scratches to gilding in bowl from use.

Description: A rare Cape silver mustard spoon, in the Fiddle pattern with gilded bowl, and excellent hallmarks. The spoon has original engraved owners initials "J&MB". This is a lovely, well made spoon, and has pleasing proportions. The hallmarks include makers mark JT in damaged punch (Welz mark 123), and 4 pseudo marks (Georgian duty, lion passant, date letter a and tree mark). Heller does record Cape made salt and mustard spoons, and depicts 6 salt spoons in his book "History of Cape Silver" (pg 202, plate 67). Cape mustard spoons appear to be be much rarer than salt spoons, none are photographed in the literature. We now know of 4 known examples, S 1818 (sold) and a pair (S 1971), in addition to this one.
Cape Silver Mustard Spoon - John Townsend
Cape Silver Mustard Spoon - John Townsend

Cape Silver Mustard Spoon - John Townsend
John Townsend Cape silver pseudo hallmarks

Cape Silver Mustard Spoon - John Townsend
Cape silver spoon, engraved initials

Cape Silver Mustard Spoon - John Townsend
Cape Silver Mustard Spoon bowl

Cape Silver Mustard Spoon - John Townsend
Cape Silver Mustard Spoon - John Townsend

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