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Cape Silver Tablespoon and Tablefork Set (8, 4 of each) - Johannes Combrink     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1858
Period: George III
Year: 1814-1853
Silversmith: Johannes Combrink
Place: Cape
Price: $ 1 250.00
Weight: 407 grams
Dimensions: 21. 0 cm forks, 21.6 cm spoons
Condition: Forks very good, scratches to back of tines from use, wear to ends of tines. Spoons also very good, slight wear to tips from use.

Description: A set of 8 Cape Silver tablespoons and table forks (4 of each) in the Old English pattern, all with original owners engraved initials JM in script. The forks are lovely, long and elegant, and in great condition, the spoons have seen more use, with wear to the bowls. The spoons have wide circular drops, more continental in style. Six pieces (4 spoons and 2 forks) have additional initials AFDT engraved on the back of the stems, we assume an earlier owner, the AFDT showing signs of wear. Seven items have excellent hallmarks (makers mark IC and crude anchor, Welz mark 25), one fork has different marks, makers mark IC struck with a worn punch (Welz mark 29) and what appears to be crowned leopards head (clearly struck but worn punch, outline clear but no detail). Combrink had a long career, and this IC mark with worn punch is well known, it is assumed the punch became worn over time. The crowned leopard town mark is more of a mystery, this punch was used by Twentyman and Waldek (Welz 135 and 163), and is unknown by Combrink. We assume this fork was made at a later date, but it is a very good match. The use of the same punches by different Cape silversmiths is well known, but more research is required to unravel why.
Cape Silver Tablespoon and Tablefork Set (8, 4 of each) - Johannes Combrink
Cape silver tablespoons and tableforks - johannes combrink

Cape Silver Tablespoon and Tablefork Set (8, 4 of each) - Johannes Combrink
Johannes combrink cape silver - fork and spoon comparison

Cape Silver Tablespoon and Tablefork Set (8, 4 of each) - Johannes Combrink
Cape silver - back of spoons and forks

Cape Silver Tablespoon and Tablefork Set (8, 4 of each) - Johannes Combrink
IC ANCHOR - Johannes combrink, cape silver hallmarks

Cape Silver Tablespoon and Tablefork Set (8, 4 of each) - Johannes Combrink
AFDT owners initials - cape silver flatware

Cape Silver Tablespoon and Tablefork Set (8, 4 of each) - Johannes Combrink
Cape silver flatware - scale

Cape Silver Tablespoon and Tablefork Set (8, 4 of each) - Johannes Combrink
Engraved initials - JM or IM, cape silver spoons

Cape Silver Tablespoon and Tablefork Set (8, 4 of each) - Johannes Combrink
Engraved initials - cape silver flatware

Cape Silver Tablespoon and Tablefork Set (8, 4 of each) - Johannes Combrink
Cape silver spoons and forks - Johannes Combrink hallmarks,

Cape Silver Tablespoon and Tablefork Set (8, 4 of each) - Johannes Combrink
IC , anchor - Johannes Combrink cape silver hallmarks

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