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Cape Silver Lemoen Lepel - Johannes Combrink     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1923
Period: George III
Year: Circa 1814
Silversmith: Johannes Combrink
Place: Cape
Price: $ 780.00
Weight: 15 grams
Dimensions: 14.8 cm
Condition: Very good, very small dent to bowl, some wear to engraving.

Description: A Cape Silver lemoen lepel, (orange spoon), in very good condition, and with very clear makers mark. This spoon is typical of the Cape lemoen lepels, with pointed terminal and bowl, the bowl itself eye shaped and quite deep. The spoon has typical Cape engraving, with a 4 petal flower and wrigglework along the edges of the handles. It also has a distinctive V joint connecting handle to bowl. The IC makers mark is well struck and clear (Welz mark 32 with canted corners). Welz describes orange spoons as"probably the most attractive type of spoon made at the Cape, derived from Dutch spoons", pg 95. He also notes that all known examples are by Cape born silversmiths of the early 19th century (so not made by the more prolific English immigrants who arrived after 1815). As far as we are aware, only Jan Lotter and Johannes combrink made lemoen lepels, probably between 1800 and 1815. Note - this spoon matches the pair S 1922.
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