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Cape Silver Tablespoons (Pair) - Johannes Casparus Lotter     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1821
Period: George III
Year: Circa 1800
Silversmith: Johannes Casparus Lotter
Place: Cape
Price: $ 760.00
Weight: 133 grams
Dimensions: 21.4 cm
Condition: Excellent. As perfect as one could hope for.

Description: A fabulous pair of Cape silver Old English pattern tablespoons, of the very best quality and condition, by one of the top Cape silversmiths. The spoons have strong tips, more Continental than English in style, and an elongated oval drop. The hallmarks are very clear on both, makers mark .JCL in rectangular punch between 2 seven petalled floral devices (a combination of marks 76 and 78 in the book Cape Silver by Welz, page 150). the .JCL mark is for Johannes Casparus Lotter I, who worked between 1766 and circa 1810, he was succeeded by his son (also Johannes Casparus Lotter II, 1811-1823) who used a JCL* mark, accompanied with the 7 petal floral devices. This combination of punches by different silversmiths is not unusual in the Cape, where punches were handed down and re-used. Johannes Casparus Lotter I produced excellent quality work (better than his son, according to David Heller, History of Cape Silver). The Lotter family produced over 12 Cape silversmiths between 1766 and 1879, their family tree is shown by Heller (History of Cape Silver, pg 268).
Cape Silver Tablespoons (Pair) - Johannes Casparus Lotter
Cape silver tablespoons - johannes casparus lotter

Cape Silver Tablespoons (Pair) - Johannes Casparus Lotter
Cape hallmarks JCL floral device

Cape Silver Tablespoons (Pair) - Johannes Casparus Lotter
Cape silver spoon bowls, strong tip

Cape Silver Tablespoons (Pair) - Johannes Casparus Lotter
cape silver spoons - back of bowls

Cape Silver Tablespoons (Pair) - Johannes Casparus Lotter
cape silver - scale

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