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Cape Silver Teaspoons (Set of 6) - Daniel Beets     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1779
Period: George III
Year: 1812-1828
Silversmith: Daniel Beets
Place: Cape
Price: $ 780.00
Weight: 96 grams
Dimensions: 13.4 cm
Condition: Very good, very slight wear to tips from use. One spoon has 2 small dents.

Description: A set of six Cape silver teaspoons in the Fiddle pattern, by Daniel Beets. All 6 spoons have original owners engraved initials JMB. All 6 teaspoons are clearly hallmarked in the same way, with makers mark DB struck twice, alternating with a pseudo Lion passant standard mark, also struck twice. This is a rare combination of marks, not recorded in Cape Silver by Welz, where he shows Beets with star and circular devices, but not with the lion passant punch. Heller shows a Beets mark interspersed with pseudo kings head duty marks, also not shown in Welz, which shows Beets dis also occasionally use pseudo punches. Daniel Beets worked between 1812 and 1828, he was the illegitimate son of German Balthus Beets and Cape slave Angana. His son, also Daniel Beets, also practised as a silversmith, but as he probaly used his fathers punches, no marks are recorded for him. We postulate these could possibly be Daniel Beets Junior, sharing pseudo punches with fellow silversmiths, a practice that is known to have happened.
Cape Silver Teaspoons (Set of 6) - Daniel Beets
Cape silver teaspoons - Daniel Beets

Cape Silver Teaspoons (Set of 6) - Daniel Beets
Daniel Beets Cape silver spoons - back showing all 6 hallmarks

Cape Silver Teaspoons (Set of 6) - Daniel Beets
Daniel Beets silver hallmarks

Cape Silver Teaspoons (Set of 6) - Daniel Beets
Cape silver teaspoons - scale

Cape Silver Teaspoons (Set of 6) - Daniel Beets
Cape silver - initials JMB

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