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Daniel Beets Cape Silver Tablespoon - Unrecorded Hallmarks, Bird Punch (1)     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11269
Period: George III
Year: 1812-1828
Silversmith: Daniel Beets
Place: Cape
Price: $ 240.00
Weight: 31 grams
Dimensions: 17.5 cm
Condition: Fair, spoon has been well used. Bowl has dents, scratches and kinks (used to open tin?)

Description: A cape silver tablespoon in the Fiddle pattern, made by Daniel Beets, but with previously unrecorded hallmarks, so a rare spoon. The spoon has no engraving, but the bowl is quite battered, so we can only describe the condition as fair, so this spoon is for hallmarking interest rather than use. The hallmarks include makers mark DB struck twice, interspersed with 3 bird hallmarks, in round punch, this bird punch has only previously been recorded as used by Lawrence Twentyman. As we said this is a rare combination of marks, not recorded in Cape Silver by Welz, where he shows Beets with star and circular devices, but not with the bird punch. Heller shows a Beets mark interspersed with pseudo kings head duty marks, also not shown in Welz, which shows Beets did also occasionally use pseudo punches. Daniel Beets worked between 1812 and 1828, he was the illegitimate son of German Balthus Beets and Cape slave Angana. His son, also Daniel Beets, also practised as a silversmith, but as he probably used his fathers punches, no marks are recorded for him. We postulate these could possibly be Daniel Beets Junior, sharing pseudo punches with fellow silversmiths, a practice that is known to have happened. Note - We have 2 examples of this spoon, see S11270.
Daniel Beets Cape Silver Tablespoon - Unrecorded Hallmarks, Bird Punch (1)
Daniel Beets Cape Silver Tablespoon - Unrecorded Hallmarks, Bird Punch

Daniel Beets Cape Silver Tablespoon - Unrecorded Hallmarks, Bird Punch (1)
Daniel Beets Cape silver hallmarks bird rare

Daniel Beets Cape Silver Tablespoon - Unrecorded Hallmarks, Bird Punch (1)
Beets Cape silver spoon

Daniel Beets Cape Silver Tablespoon - Unrecorded Hallmarks, Bird Punch (1)
cape silver spoon bowl

Daniel Beets Cape Silver Tablespoon - Unrecorded Hallmarks, Bird Punch (1)
Cape silver spoon daniel beets

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