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Natal Rifle Association Antique Silver For Making The Possible Spoon - Shooting Trophy     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1926
Period: Edward VII
Year: 1904
Silversmith: Levi and Salaman
Place: Birmingham
Price: $ 190.00
Weight: 47 grams
Dimensions: 18.2 cm
Condition: Excellent. Initials removed from spoon handle.

Description: An interesting antique silver spoon, used as a prize in a rifle shooting competition in Natal (now Kwazulu Natal), South Africa. The stem has the cast inscription "For Making The Possible", the back of the bowl has an applied plaque, the emblem of the Natal Rifle Association. It contains a seated Boer soldier on a horse, with the motto "Semper Parati" (Always Prepared), and the date 1862, we assume the date the association was formed. The horse and rider are well modelled, as can be seen in the photos. Semper Parati is now the motto of the Boy Scout movement, perhaps Baden Powell encountered it during his time in South Africa during the Boer war. The spoon was made by the highly regarded Levi & Salaman, and has Birmingham hallmarks for 1904. We had a similar spoon, S 1563, now sold, with the same NRA plaque, but motto "For making the Bulls Eye".
Natal Rifle Association Antique Silver For Making The Possible Spoon - Shooting Trophy
Natal Rifle Association Antique Silver For Making The Possible Spoon - Shooting Trophy

Natal Rifle Association Antique Silver For Making The Possible Spoon - Shooting Trophy
Natal Rifle Association semper parati 1862

Natal Rifle Association Antique Silver For Making The Possible Spoon - Shooting Trophy
For making the possible - silver trophy spoon

Natal Rifle Association Antique Silver For Making The Possible Spoon - Shooting Trophy
Natal Rifle Association semper parati 1862 silver spoon

Natal Rifle Association Antique Silver For Making The Possible Spoon - Shooting Trophy
Levi & Salaman birmingham silver hallmarks

Natal Rifle Association Antique Silver For Making The Possible Spoon - Shooting Trophy
Natal Rifle Association Antique Silver For Making The Possible Spoon - Shooting Trophy, scale

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