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Early Cape Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon - Daniel Heinrich Schmidt
Reference: S1572
Period: George III
Year: Circa 1780
Silversmith: Daniel Heinrich Schmidt
Place: Cape
Price: $ 260.00
Weight: 56 grams
Dimensions: 20.3 cm
Condition: Very good, slight wear to LHS of bowl from use. Very thick solid bowl, no dents.

Description: An early Cape silver tablespoon, in the Hanoverian pattern (with turned up end). The pip at the top of the stem is very pronounced, sufficient that the spoon can "hang" from a finger!. This spoon also has a very unusual "fat" drop, also with a pronounced pip, we have not seen this feature before. This probably indicates the spoon was made early on in Schmidt's career. The spoon has makers mark DHS for Daniel Heinrich Schmidt, described by Heller (History of Cape Silver) as the Cape's "Greatest Silversmith". This spoon is extremely good quality, it is pleasing to hold. The second mark is the bunch of grapes used by Schmidt. Schmidt was originally a soldier and sword cutler from Germany, he arrived in the Cape in 1768 with the VOC (Dutch East India Company). He worked until 1811 (Welz, Cape Silver, pg 139).
Early Cape Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon - Daniel Heinrich Schmidt
Cape silver hanoverian tablespoon - daniel heinrich schmidt

Early Cape Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon - Daniel Heinrich Schmidt
Cape silver spoon - fat drop

Early Cape Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon - Daniel Heinrich Schmidt
cape silver hallmarks - Daniel schmidt

Early Cape Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon - Daniel Heinrich Schmidt
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