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Cape Silver Tablespoons (Set of 6) - Johannes Combrink     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1843
Period: George III
Year: 1814-1853
Silversmith: Johannes Combrink
Place: Cape
Price: $ 940.00
Weight: 349 grams
Dimensions: 21.5 cm - 22.3 cm
Condition: 4 spoons good, 2 spoons fair, these spoons have been used and have some wear. I spoon has small split 5 mm to bowl on join with handle, one spoon dents to bowl near handle.

Description: A set of 6 Old English pattern Cape silver tablespoons, made by Johannes Combrink. All 6 spoons have engraved owners initials G, we assume the original owner. This set has been made by hand, there are slight differences in length, also differences in the shape of the handle, with some having narrower ends. One spoon also has a noticeably larger bowl than the other 5, so perhaps made at a different time. The drop on 2 spoons is also slightly longer, overall interesting but subtle differences between the spoons. The hallmarks also exhibit differences, three spoons are struck with makers mark IC three times, the other three are struck with makers mark IC four times (similar to the English duty dodgers). The orientation of the marks also differs, some are struck vertically and some sideways, so it appears the silversmith struck marks quite randomly. This mark is 29 or mark 30 in the book Cape Silver by Welz, the C is quite close the the I, and has short arms, almost looks like a K. The slightly larger spoon, which has makers mark struck 4 times, is different from the other 5, it appears to have an additional I, so either a worn punch or it could be a different maker, perhaps Johan Vos or another unidentified maker. Overall an interesting set that requires more research.
Cape Silver Tablespoons (Set of 6) - Johannes Combrink
Cape silver tablespoons - set of 6, Johannes Combrink

Cape Silver Tablespoons (Set of 6) - Johannes Combrink
Johannes Combrink Cape silver hallmarks - makers mark struck 3 or 4 times

Cape Silver Tablespoons (Set of 6) - Johannes Combrink
Cape silver tablespoons - back showing hallmarks

Cape Silver Tablespoons (Set of 6) - Johannes Combrink
Cape silver spoons - johannes combrink

Cape Silver Tablespoons (Set of 6) - Johannes Combrink
Cape silver spoons - engraved initial G

Cape Silver Tablespoons (Set of 6) - Johannes Combrink
cape silver spoon bowl

Cape Silver Tablespoons (Set of 6) - Johannes Combrink
cape silver spoons - combrink - scale

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