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Voortrekker Monument Silver Spoon set (7) - WH Coetzer     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1522
Period: George VI
Year: 1949
Silversmith: T.G.
Place: Sheffield
Price: $ 180.00
Weight: 130 grams
Dimensions: 11.7 cm
Condition: Excellent, well preserved in original box. Box in fair condition, exterior worn, hinge and clasps in full working order.

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. This set matches item S1317, which has been sold.
Voortrekker Monument Silver Spoon set (7) - WH Coetzer
Voortrekker Monument silver spoons

Voortrekker Monument Silver Spoon set (7) - WH Coetzer
Voortrekker silver spoons

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

Voortrekker Monument Silver Spoon set (7) - WH Coetzer
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