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Cape Silver Konfyt Forks (Pair) - Cape Stub, William Moore     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11429
Period: Victorian
Year: 1840-1863
Silversmith: William Moore
Place: Cape
Price: $ 400.00
Weight: 37 grams
Dimensions: 13.7 cm
Condition: Excellent, very sharp tines, very slight kink to end of 2 tines on 1 fork.

Description: A lovely pair of Cape silver konfyt (preserve) forks in the Fiddle pattern with 4 tines, the forks are in excellent condition and have no engraving. Both forks have clear hallmarks, makers mark W.M and the Cape Stub mark (see our articles section) consisting of 4 English pseudo hallmarks, Lion passant, date letter capital A, Georgian kings head duty mark and leopards head (town mark for London).This is mark 100 in the book Cape Silver by Welz, except the makers mark he depicts does not have the dot between the W and M, which shows Moore had at least 2 different punches. Konfyt forks are typically Cape, they were made and sold as individual items, and are described by Welz as "having a great deal of charm" (pg 65, Cape Silver, Welz). William Moore was a goldsmith and jeweller who worked between 1840 and 1863 from St Johns Street, Cape Town, Parliament is located on St Johns street so it was a prestigious location.
Cape Silver Konfyt Forks (Pair) - Cape Stub, William Moore
Cape Silver Konfyt Forks (Pair) - Cape Stub, William Moore

Cape Silver Konfyt Forks (Pair) - Cape Stub, William Moore
Cape Stub, William Moore, cape silver pseudo hallmarks

Cape Silver Konfyt Forks (Pair) - Cape Stub, William Moore
Cape Silver Preserve Forks

Cape Silver Konfyt Forks (Pair) - Cape Stub, William Moore
Cape silver fork tines, note slight kink

Cape Silver Konfyt Forks (Pair) - Cape Stub, William Moore
William Moore - Cape silver forks

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