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Private Die King Protea Pattern Silver Spoon     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1749
Period: Elizabeth II
Year: 1972
Silversmith: William Comyns & Sons Ltd
Place: London
Price: R 6 000.00
Weight: 54 grams
Dimensions: 17.8 cm
Condition: Excellent

Description: A private die silver spoon featuring a King Protea, South Africa's national flower. The pattern is single struck, and contains a well modelled King Protea on the end of the spoon, the stem is decorated with a triple ribbed pattern with bands, ending in a diamond shape at the spoon bowl. We imagine this is a rare pattern, probably a special commission for a South African event or for a family with South African ties (all suggestions welcome). The hallmarks are clear, and include makers mark R.C for William Comyns & Sons, a firm that dates back to 1856, and still exists today. They are an important firm, their archive contains over 30 thousand patterns (in the V&A), they made all the coronets for the Queen's coronation. The spoon also has an additional hallmark in a very strange place, at the back of the spoon where the stem joins the bowl, this mark is circular and contains 3 C's in a pattern (once again assistance most welcome). This spoon requires further research.
Private Die King Protea Pattern Silver Spoon
Private die king protea pattern silver spoon

Private Die King Protea Pattern Silver Spoon
King Protea silver spoon - private die

Private Die King Protea Pattern Silver Spoon
Hallmarks William Comyns

Private Die King Protea Pattern Silver Spoon
CCC silver hallmark, triple c

Private Die King Protea Pattern Silver Spoon
King protea silver spoon - scale

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