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Cape Silver Teaspoons (Pair) - De Jongh, Pollnitz     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1732
Period: Victorian
Year: 1837-1847
Silversmith: J. De. Jongh
Place: Cape
Price: $ 430.00
Weight: 35 grams
Dimensions: 14.4 cm
Condition: Excellent, strong tips.

Description: An interesting pair of Cape Silver Old English pattern teaspoons, by the rare maker J De Jongh. The spoons have a Continental feel, with a rounded drop and strong overhang at the end of the spoons. They are stamped with full makers mark "J.DE.JONGH" (Welz mark 43, pg 148, Cape Silver), and are also stamped with initials IFP, the initials here being individually struck, as can be seen from their irregular pattern. Welz provides no details for De Jongh, saying only it appears on silverware as though it was a makers mark. David Heller (History of Cape Silver, pg 77) refers to De Jongh as a "seldom found" maker, indirectly connected to the Lotter family (relation of Hendrik de Jongh, married to Johanna Combrink in 1795, sister to silversmith Johannes Combrink). The initials IFP are retailers marks for Johan Frederik Pollnitz, of the firm Wagner (or Wagener) & Von Pollnitz, who retailed silver amongst other goods from Longmarket Street between 1837 and 1847 (Morrison, The silversmiths and goldsmiths of the Cape of Good Hope, pg 65). Morrison also lists 2 teaspoons, marked by De Jongh and Pollnitz, in the collection of Professor CFM Saint of Stellenberg, Kenilworth, a noted Cape silver collector (Morrison pg 69), it is possible that these are the same spoons.
Cape Silver Teaspoons (Pair) - De Jongh, Pollnitz
cape silver teaspoons - j de jongh

Cape Silver Teaspoons (Pair) - De Jongh, Pollnitz
back of cape silver teaspoons

Cape Silver Teaspoons (Pair) - De Jongh, Pollnitz
cape silver hallmarks - j de jongh, IFP pollnitz

Cape Silver Teaspoons (Pair) - De Jongh, Pollnitz
cape silver teaspoons - scale

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