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Cape Silver Tablespoons (Pair 1) - Cape Regiment, Bugle, Johannes Combrink     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1841
Period: George III
Year: 1814-1817
Silversmith: Johannes Combrink
Place: Cape
Price: $ 700.00
Weight: 127 grams
Dimensions: 21.8 cm
Condition: Good, but some wear, these spoons have been used. Small dents to bowl of one spoon, wear to crests

Description: A rare pair of Cape silver tablespoons in the Old English pattern, engraved with the crest of the Cape Regiment. The spoons are engraved "CAPE.REG" above a bugle, suspended from a shamrock shape rope knot. This bugle was used as a crest for English Light regiments, currently still used by the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (lightbobs). As is often the case with regimental silver, these spoons have been well used (and well polished), so the crest is worn, one is better than the other. Both spoons have clear Cape silver hallmarks, anchor, IC, anchor, mark 22 in Cape Silver by Welz, used by Johannes Combrink. The Cape Regiment was formed in 1795, and consisted of Khoisan and Coloured men under white officers, headquartered in Simonstown. In 1817 it was renamed the Cape Corps, it remained in existence until 1926. Major Matthew Richmond, a New Zealand Colonial administrator and politician, served with the Cape Regiment in 1817, so may have used these spoons. (note - we have 2 sets of these spoons). Johannes Combrink started working in 1814, hence we can accurately date these spoons to 1814-1817 when the Regiment changed it's name.
Cape Silver Tablespoons (Pair 1) - Cape Regiment, Bugle, Johannes Combrink
Cape Regiment silver spoons - pair

Cape Silver Tablespoons (Pair 1) - Cape Regiment, Bugle, Johannes Combrink
Cape silver tablespoons - cape regiment

Cape Silver Tablespoons (Pair 1) - Cape Regiment, Bugle, Johannes Combrink
back of cape silver tablespoons

Cape Silver Tablespoons (Pair 1) - Cape Regiment, Bugle, Johannes Combrink
Cape Regiment engraved crests

Cape Silver Tablespoons (Pair 1) - Cape Regiment, Bugle, Johannes Combrink
Johannes Combrink hallmarks - IC, anchor

Cape Silver Tablespoons (Pair 1) - Cape Regiment, Bugle, Johannes Combrink
Cape silver hallmarks - anchors

Cape Silver Tablespoons (Pair 1) - Cape Regiment, Bugle, Johannes Combrink
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