Leopard Antiques
       
New Items About Us Valuations Contact Us Links Links  
Currency    
PayPal
 
Visa
 
MasterCard
 
Antique Silver
   
Silversmiths
   
Regions
   
Periods
   
Rare Early Cape Silver Hanoverian Pattern Spoon - Daniel Heinrich Schmidt     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11126
Period: George III
Year: 1768-1811
Silversmith: Daniel Heinrich Schmidt
Place: Cape
Price: $ 300.00
Weight: 36 grams
Dimensions: 17.5 m
Condition: Good, some wear to bowl lip from use, some light scratches.

Description: A rare early Cape Silver spoon, in the Hanoverian pattern. The spoon is a lovely shape, long and elegant. The spoon has makers mark DHS, with some wear but clearly visible, along with a bunch of grapes with vine leaves in a circular punch (mark 109 in Cape Silver by Welz). The spoon also has a small Dutch ZII hallmark, for 835 purity, indicating the spoon was imported into the Netherlands at some stage. The spoon also has a small owners cross hatch scratch mark next to the makers mark. Schmidt arrived in the Cape from Strelitz, Germany, as a soldier in 1768. He worked as a sword cutler for the Dutch East India Company, and became a burgher and silversmith in 1779. He died in 1811 (Cape Silver by Welz, pg 139). He is described by David Heller (in his book History of Cape Silver) as the "greatest Cape silversmith". Heller goes so far to describe Schmidt as a "master craftsman, whose work can be compared to Paul Storr" (History of Cape Silver, pg 79). Note - we have two matching forks, S 11124 and S11125.
Rare Early Cape Silver Hanoverian Pattern Spoon - Daniel Heinrich Schmidt
Rare Early Cape Silver Hanoverian Pattern Spoon - Daniel Heinrich Schmidt

Rare Early Cape Silver Hanoverian Pattern Spoon - Daniel Heinrich Schmidt
Daniel Heinrich Schmidt Cape silver hallmarks, Dutch import mark

Rare Early Cape Silver Hanoverian Pattern Spoon - Daniel Heinrich Schmidt
Cape Silver Hanoverian Pattern Spoon

Rare Early Cape Silver Hanoverian Pattern Spoon - Daniel Heinrich Schmidt
Cape silver spoon bowl, DHS, HNS

Rare Early Cape Silver Hanoverian Pattern Spoon - Daniel Heinrich Schmidt
Rare Cape silver spoon - Schmidt

Printer friendly version
Email to a friend
Order Form     Request more information
Copyright © LeopardAntiques.com 2020
/body>