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Cape Silver Lemoen Lepels (Orange Spoons) - Pair, Jan Lotter
Reference: S1811
Period: George IV
Year: 1813-1817
Silversmith: Jan Lotter
Place: Cape
Price: $ 330.00
Weight: 29 grams
Dimensions: 15.4 cm
Condition: Good, odd dent to bowl, one spoon has kink in terminal end.

Description: A rare pair of Cape Silver lemoen lepels (orange spoons), with an interesting provenance, they featured in the book Cape Silver and Silversmiths by Stephan Welz, pg 93. The spoons are the traditional lemoen lepel shape, with narrow, pointed boat shaped bowl, and triangular terminal, and Cape prick engraving. The spoons have a very elegant shape, the bowls deep and curved, the drop is distinctly v shaped, they have a lovely feel in the hand. Both spoons are clearly hallmarked with makers mark IL in rectangular punch for Jan Lotter, and also are punched with initials HB, we assume the original owner. Welz describes orange spoons as"probably the most attractive type of spoon made at the Cape, derived from Dutch spoons", pg 95. He also notes that all known examples are by Cape born silversmiths of the early 19th century (so not made by the more prolific English immigrants who arrived after 1815). Jan Lotter, who died young after a short career (1813-1817), was part of the Lotter family of Cape silversmiths, he made most of the known examples of Lemoen lepels. David Heller, History of Cape Silver, who describes orange spoons as "exquisite".
Cape Silver Lemoen Lepels (Orange Spoons) - Pair, Jan Lotter
Cape silver lemoen lepels - Jan Lotter

Cape Silver Lemoen Lepels (Orange Spoons) - Pair, Jan Lotter
Cape silver lemoen lepels (orange spoons) - back

Cape Silver Lemoen Lepels (Orange Spoons) - Pair, Jan Lotter
Cape silver triangular finials - Cape engraving

Cape Silver Lemoen Lepels (Orange Spoons) - Pair, Jan Lotter
Cape prick engraving - silver spoon

Cape Silver Lemoen Lepels (Orange Spoons) - Pair, Jan Lotter
V drops- Cape silver orange spoons

Cape Silver Lemoen Lepels (Orange Spoons) - Pair, Jan Lotter
Boat shaped silver bowl - cape lemoen lepel

Cape Silver Lemoen Lepels (Orange Spoons) - Pair, Jan Lotter
Jan Lotter IL makers mark - cape silver hallmarks

Cape Silver Lemoen Lepels (Orange Spoons) - Pair, Jan Lotter
Cape silver spoons - scale

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