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Rare Cape Silver Napkin Holder
Reference: S1313
Period: George IV
Year: Circa 1825
Silversmith: Dominique du Moulin
Place: Cape
Price: $ 660.00
Weight: 20 grams
Dimensions: 6cm * 2.5cm
Condition: Excellent, in full working order.

Description: An extremely rare and unusual Cape silver Napkin (serviette) holder. The holder has an arm that hooks into a buttonhole, and a clamp that is opened or closed with a sliding ring. The clamp end is decorated in a very crude shell, and the sliding ring is crudely banded. This item could be unique, made by special commission, as none of the Cape silver reference books describe napkin holders. The hallmark is very clear (DBD between two stars, mark 44 in Welz). Dominique Badouin du Moulin was a Belgian from Mons (Bergen), who worked as a silversmith in the Cape between 1818 and 1833 (Welz, Cape Silver). He married the sister of silversmith Jan Beyleveld.
Rare Cape Silver Napkin Holder
Cape silver Napkin holder

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Rare Cape Silver Napkin Holder

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