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Cape Silver Tablespoon - Jan Lotter, Rare Hallmark     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11199
Period: George III
Year: 1813-1817
Silversmith: Jan Lotter
Place: Cape
Price: $ 220.00
Weight: 53 grams
Dimensions: 21.2 cm
Condition: Fair to good. 5mm split where bowl joins handle, visible on both sides. Wear to spoon tip from use.

Description: A Cape silver tablespoon in the Old English pattern, with rare Cape hallmarks not shown by Welz in his book "Cape Silver and Silversmiths". The spoon has been well used, and has a small split (see condition description). The spoon has original owners initials CW engraved on it, the C is larger than the W, so probably done by the owner himself (overall quite quaint). The hallmarks consist of makers mark IL co-joined in oval punch, in between 2 "birds foot" devices, these marks are well struck and clear. The IL makers mark is mark 71 Welz, but the birds foot device is not recorded (Lotter also used a floral hallmark which is recorded). However, the birds foot device used by Lotter is recorded by Morrison (Silversmiths and Goldsmiths of the Cape of Good Hope, 1936, page 57, where this makers mark is pictured). A variant of this mark is also recorded by Heller (History of Cape Silver, 1949, page 151, mark MM40, which shows an extra arm to the birds foot). We can only assume this is a rare mark that was not seen by Welz, hence his decision to exclude it from his reference book. Jan Lotter, who was regarded by Heller as "a highly skilled craftsman", only worked for 4 years between 1813 and 1817, so he probably died young. He made most of the prized Cape silver "lemoenlepels" (orange spoons) known to exist today. He worked from 22 Keerom Street
Cape Silver Tablespoon - Jan Lotter, Rare Hallmark
Cape Silver Tablespoon - Jan Lotter, Rare Hallmark

Cape Silver Tablespoon - Jan Lotter, Rare Hallmark
Jan Lotter cape silver hallmarks - birds foot IL

Cape Silver Tablespoon - Jan Lotter, Rare Hallmark
Jan Lotter cape silver - back

Cape Silver Tablespoon - Jan Lotter, Rare Hallmark
Cape silver tablespoon bowl

Cape Silver Tablespoon - Jan Lotter, Rare Hallmark
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