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Cape Silver Konfyt (preserve) Fork
Reference: S1258
Period: George III
Year: Circa 1800
Silversmith: Martinus Lourens Smith
Place: Cape
Price: $ 130.00
Weight: 12 grams
Dimensions: 13.8 cm
Condition: Fair, tines a little wonky, but still fit for use. Base of one tine has an old repair which is clearly visible (see photo).

Description: Fiddle Pattern Konfyt fork, typical of those produced in the Cape. The fork is engraved "Irene". Konfyt forks were made and sold as individual items in the Cape (Welz, Cape Silver). The hallmarks are very clear, makers initials MLS between 2 Fleur de Lys (one is unclear). Smith was a VOC employee from Denmark who arrived in the Cape in 1757. He married 4 times, had 10 children and died in 1806.
Cape Silver Konfyt (preserve) Fork
Konfyt fork

Cape Silver Konfyt (preserve) Fork
Scale

Cape Silver Konfyt (preserve) Fork
Back of fork

Cape Silver Konfyt (preserve) Fork
Hallmark

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