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Rare Cape Silver Tablespoon - Frederik Herman
Reference: S1537
Period: George III
Year: 1810-1811
Silversmith: Frederik Lambertus Herman(n)
Place: Cape
Price: $ 170.00
Weight: 59 grams
Dimensions: 22.5 cm
Condition: Very good, small crack (not a split) where bowl meets stem, slight wear to tip, light scratches.

Description: A very rare Cape silver tablespoon in the Old English pattern, by a very rare maker whose work is seldom seen. The makers mark FLH is excellent, very well struck, this is accompanied by an anchor mark in a circular punch (mark 51 in Cape Silver by Welz). Herman (or Hermann) was born in the Cape in 1778, he worked between 1810 and 1811 from 38 Long Street. He was regarded as "one of the finest of all Cape silversmiths" by David Heller, in his book History of Cape Silver. He made a very fine covered sugar bowl, which is depicted on pg 101 of Cape Silver by Stephan Welz.
Rare Cape Silver Tablespoon - Frederik Herman
Cape Silver Tablespoon - Frederik Hermann

Rare Cape Silver Tablespoon - Frederik Herman
Back of Cape Silver Tablespoon

Rare Cape Silver Tablespoon - Frederik Herman
Spoon bowl

Rare Cape Silver Tablespoon - Frederik Herman
Frederik Hermann hallmark

Rare Cape Silver Tablespoon - Frederik Herman
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