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Cape Silver Mustard Spoon - John Townsend
Reference: S1818
Period: George IV
Year: 1824-1841
Silversmith: John Townsend
Place: Cape
Price: R 5 000.00
Weight: 17 grams
Dimensions: 13.0 cm
Condition: Excellent, gilding also excellent.

Description: A rare Cape silver mustard spoon, in the Fiddle pattern with gilded bowl, and excellent hallmarks. This is a lovely, well made spoon, with a marked angle at the drop, and pleasing proportions. The hallmarks include makers mark JT in damaged punch (Welz mark 123), and 4 pseudo marks (Georgian duty, lion passant, date letter a and tree mark). Heller does record Cape made salt and mustard spoons, and depicts 6 salt spoons in his book "History of Cape Silver" (pg 202, plate 67). Cape mustard spoons appear to be be much rarer than salt spoons, this is the only known example we have encountered. Note: We have now acquired an additional 3 Cape silver mustard spoons by John Townsend, see S 1971 (pair) and S 11082, which brings the total of known Cape silver mustard spoons to 4, all by Townsend.
Cape Silver Mustard Spoon - John Townsend
rare cape silver mustard spoon - john townsend

Cape Silver Mustard Spoon - John Townsend
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Cape Silver Mustard Spoon - John Townsend
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Cape Silver Mustard Spoon - John Townsend
cape silver mustard spoon bowl

Cape Silver Mustard Spoon - John Townsend
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