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Cape Silver Basting Spoon - Combrink
Reference: S1475
Period: George IV
Year: Circa 1815
Silversmith: Johannes Combrink
Place: Cape
Price: R 8 600.00
Weight: 106 grams
Dimensions: 28.5 cm
Condition: Excellent. Very strong tip, light scratches to bowl interior. Light scratches to top of handle on one side.

Description: A rare Cape silver Basting (or Serving) spoon in the Old English pattern, this is a good quality spoon suited for use as a serving spoon. The spoon has a colonial feel, it has an unusual rectangular shaped drop, so was probably made before 1820 when English silversmiths arrived in the Cape and influenced styles. The spoon is quite plain, no crests or initials, but it is engraved "IV" on the back of the stem. This engraving is original and quite crude (typically colonial), perhaps done by the owner himself, possibly indicating it was once part of a set. The hallmarks are excellent, makers mark IC between 2 devices (flowers?), mark 27 in "Cape Silver" by Welz. Johan Combrink was a prolific and well regarded Cape silversmith, he worked between 1814 and 1853, and was based in Dorp street.
Cape Silver Basting Spoon - Combrink
Cape Silver Basting Spoon - Combrink

Cape Silver Basting Spoon - Combrink
Cape Silver Hallmarks - Combrink

Cape Silver Basting Spoon - Combrink
Engraved IV

Cape Silver Basting Spoon - Combrink
Scale

Cape Silver Basting Spoon - Combrink
Back of spoon showing drop

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