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Voortrekker Monument Silver Spoon set (7) - WH Coetzer
Reference: S1317
Period: George VI
Year: 1949
Silversmith: T.G.
Place: Sheffield
Price: $ 140.00
Weight: 130 grams
Dimensions: 11.7 cm
Condition: Excellent - do not appear to have been used. Original box also in very good condition.

Description: A set of 6 teaspoons and matching jamspoon in original box, designed to commemorate the inauguration of the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria on 16 December 1949. The front of the spoons have the Boer oxwagon wheel and powder horns, along with the Zulu shield and assegaai (spear). The rear has an outline of the Voortrekker Monument, with inscription "1949 SVK UWB". These spoons are good quality, with cast design. SVK stands for Sentrale Volksmonumente Komitee (Central Peoples Monument Committee) which was formed in 1931, with the aim to build a monument to honour the Voortrekkers (Pioneers) who left the Cape Colony in 1835. The spoons were sold to assist raising funds for the building of the monument, which cost GBP 350000. The hallmarks are clear on all spoons. The spoons were designed by the famous South African artist W.H. Coetzer, the original design is in MuseumAfrika in Johannesburg, and depicted in " Catalogue of Pictures in the Africana Museum", vol 6, pg 157, C1113. Willem Hermanus Coetzer also designed the Great Trek Commemorative postage stamps in 1938 and designed the marble friezes and tapesties in the Voortrekker Monument in 1948. Note: - This set is sold, but we have another identical set in stock, item S1522.
Voortrekker Monument Silver Spoon set (7) - WH Coetzer
Afrikana silver spoons

Voortrekker Monument Silver Spoon set (7) - WH Coetzer
Voortrekker spoon set

Voortrekker Monument Silver Spoon set (7) - WH Coetzer
Original box and scale

Voortrekker Monument Silver Spoon set (7) - WH Coetzer
Back of spoon and hallmark

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