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Rare Cape Silver Tubular Handled Konfyt Fork (1 of 2)
Reference: S11421
Period: Victorian
Year: 1847-1867
Silversmith: Lodewyk Beck
Place: Cape
Price: R 5 250.00
Weight: 15 grams
Dimensions: 14.6 cm
Condition: Excellent, no dents to tubular handle.

Description: An extremely rare Cape silver konfyt (preserve) fork with tubular handle, by Cape silversmith Lodewyk Beck. The fork has 4 tines, the only decoration is the baluster shape where the tines join the handle. The handle is similar to the Cannon handle pattern of early English flatware. The fork is clearly hallmarked with makers mark LB at the end of the handle. Similar forks are illustrated in Heller's History of Cape Silver (Vol 2, pg. 82) by Johannes Heegers, and Welz's Cape Silver (pg. 68), these are by Johannes Combrink. Lodewyk Beck worked firstly from Shortmarket Street and then moved to Greenmarket Square, still today a vibrant market in the heart of Cape Town. Konfyt forks were made and sold as individual items, and are described by Welz as "having a great deal of charm" (pg. 65, Cape Silver, Welz). Note - We have a matching fork S11422.
Rare Cape Silver Tubular Handled Konfyt Fork (1 of 2)
Rare Cape Silver Tubular Handled Konfyt Fork

Rare Cape Silver Tubular Handled Konfyt Fork (1 of 2)
Lodewyk Beck Cape silver fork

Rare Cape Silver Tubular Handled Konfyt Fork (1 of 2)
Lodewyk Beck Cape silver makers mark

Rare Cape Silver Tubular Handled Konfyt Fork (1 of 2)
Cape Silver Tubular Handled Konfyt Fork

Rare Cape Silver Tubular Handled Konfyt Fork (1 of 2)
Cape Silver Preserve fork Beck

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