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Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Daniel Heinrich Schmidt     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11075
Period: George III
Year: Circa 1780
Silversmith: Daniel Heinrich Schmidt
Place: Cape
Price: $ 370.00
Weight: 14 grams
Dimensions: 12.8 cm
Condition: Good, no repairs, scratches from use, slight wobble and wear to tines.

Description: A Charming Cape silver Konfyt (preserve) fork, in the Old English pattern, with 3 tines. The fork has a large oval drop, which along with 3 tines (later forks had 4 tines), shows it's age. The fork has makers mark only, quite clear, it appears to be HNS, this is mark 175 in Welz, Cape Silver. This mark is recorded as "unknown" by Welz, but is now thought to be a worn punch used by Daniel Heinrich Schmidt, the greatest of all the Cape Silversmiths (Heller and Welz) - see the similarity with Schmidt's DHS mark, Welz mark 110.
Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Daniel Heinrich Schmidt
Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Daniel Heinrich Schmidt

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Daniel Heinrich Schmidt
Cape Silver Konfyt Fork, preserve fork

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Daniel Heinrich Schmidt
Cape silver fork - oval drop

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Daniel Heinrich Schmidt
Daniel Heinrich Schmidt Cape silver hallmarks

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Daniel Heinrich Schmidt
Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Daniel Heinrich Schmidt, scale

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