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Cape Silver Tablespoon - Daniel Collinet
Reference: S1687
Period: George III
Year: Circa 1810
Silversmith: Daniel Collinet
Place: Cape
Price: $ 190.00
Weight: 64 grams
Dimensions: 20.6 cm
Condition: Very good, slight wear to LHS of bowl from use, spoon has been polished.

Description: An interesting Cape silver tablespoon, that appears more Continental than Cape in style. It is Fiddle pattern, but without the shoulders seen in English Fiddle pattern, and the drop has a wide oval shape, another Continental silver feature. The spoon has a single hallmark, makers mark DC, well struck but by quite a crude, home made punch, with flaws in both letters. This punch is a different one from the one depicted in Welz (Cape Silver, pg 146, mark 21), but has been noted on other Cape Silver, so we are confident it is by Collinet (no other Cape silversmiths have initial DC). Collinet was born in Liege, Belgium, he worked in the Cape between 1810 and 1825. We assume he made this spoon early in his career, certainly before 1820 when a number of English silversmiths arrived in the Cape and dictated the style of silver.
Cape Silver Tablespoon - Daniel Collinet
Cape silver tablespoon - daniel collinet

Cape Silver Tablespoon - Daniel Collinet
Back of cape silver spoon - collinet

Cape Silver Tablespoon - Daniel Collinet
cape silver spoon showing continental style drop

Cape Silver Tablespoon - Daniel Collinet
cape silver hallmark - DC

Cape Silver Tablespoon - Daniel Collinet
Cape silver tablespoon - scale

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