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South African Sterling Silver Military Caddy Spoon - SAPPERS, South African Engineer Corps     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11092
Period: George VI
Year: Circa 1939-1945
Silversmith: South African Mint
Place: Pretoria
Price: $ 210.00
Weight: 29 grams
Dimensions: 9.0 cm
Condition: Excellent.

Description: A South African sterling silver military caddy spoon, with an applied badge of the SAPPERS, the South African Engineers Corps. The badge is a flaming grenade (inherited from the British), the button below reads "South Africa Suid Afrika" , so both English and Afrikaans, the bage is a coppery gold colour, we are not sure of it's composition. The caddy spoon has a rounded bowl, with wide flat handle with a series of indents, this pattern (and others with slight variations) was designed by RMP (Royal Mint Pretoria), which became the SAM (South African Mint) in 1941. The spoon is good quality, and has a pleasing weight. Similar designed caddy spoons, by both RMP AND SAM, can be seen elsewhere on Leopard Antiques (S1362, S1652, and S1762). The spoon is hallmarked "STER SIL", clearly struck, no other hallmarks are present. We have tentatively dated this spoon to the World War II period, when the SA Engineers saw distinguished service in Italy, but it could be earlier (1923-1939).
South African Sterling Silver Military Caddy Spoon - SAPPERS, South African Engineer Corps
South African Sterling Silver Military Caddy Spoon - SAPPERS, South African Engineer Corps

South African Sterling Silver Military Caddy Spoon - SAPPERS, South African Engineer Corps
SAPPERS, South African Engineer Corps

South African Sterling Silver Military Caddy Spoon - SAPPERS, South African Engineer Corps
solid silver caddy spoon, back

South African Sterling Silver Military Caddy Spoon - SAPPERS, South African Engineer Corps
STER SIL sterling silver hallmark

South African Sterling Silver Military Caddy Spoon - SAPPERS, South African Engineer Corps
South African Sterling Silver Military Caddy Spoon - SAPPERS, South African Engineer Corps, scale

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