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Rare Cape Silver Tablespoon - Johann Voight
Reference: S1571
Period: George III
Year: Circa 1790
Silversmith: Johann Voight
Place: Cape
Price: $ 230.00
Weight: 54 grams
Dimensions: 21.3 cm
Condition: Excellent

Description: A Cape silver tablespoon in the Old English pattern, with rare makers mark, which is very well struck. The tablespoon has a long drop, and initials "TA" on the back of the spoon, dating this spoon to the 18th century. The marks include makers mark "IVC" struck twice, either side of a very clear fish hallmark, complete with mouth, eye, fins and scales, this hallmark is very well struck. This is mark 171 in Cape Silver by Welz, who lists it as an unknown makers mark. The fish in Welz is not as clear as this actual hallmark. Welz also depicts the mark as "I:VG", so it must be a different punch - the dots are not present here, but the C could easily be a G. This mark is also depicted by Heller (History of Cape Silver, Vol 1) on page 163, where the fish detail is clearly visible - he attributes this mark to Johann Voigt (?), indicating the attribution had not been proved. Overall an interesting and rare Cape silver mark, extremely clear, this needs further research.
Rare Cape Silver Tablespoon - Johann Voight
Cape silver tablespoon - Johann Voight

Rare Cape Silver Tablespoon - Johann Voight
Cape silver hallmarks

Rare Cape Silver Tablespoon - Johann Voight
Initials and Hallmarks

Rare Cape Silver Tablespoon - Johann Voight
Drop

Rare Cape Silver Tablespoon - Johann Voight
Scale

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