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Cape Silver Tableforks (set of 6) - Rare Kings Pattern
Reference: S1283
Period: George IV
Year: Circa 1830
Silversmith: Lawrence Twentyman (4), Fredrik Waldek (2)
Place: Cape
Price: $ 480.00
Weight: 600 grams
Dimensions: 20.5 cm (4), 19.8 cm (2)
Condition: Excellent (4 forks by Twentyman); Good (2 forks by Waldek have seen more use, slight wear, scratches from use).

Description: Lovely set of Kings pattern (with diamond point) Cape tableforks, of very good quality and gauge - the forks are 100 grams each, very heavy to hold. Cape flatware in Kings pattern is fairly rare, the most prevalent patterns being Fiddle and Old English. These forks all have the same English pseudo hallmarks (leopards head, date letter A, duty mark and lion, Welz mark 135), struck by the same punch in the same workshop. However, 4 have the maker mark LT (Twentyman), and two have the makers mark FW (Waldek). This is not unusual, as Waldek worked for Twentyman, and probably took over the business when Twentyman departed for India, circa 1835.
Cape Silver Tableforks (set of 6) - Rare Kings Pattern
Cape tableforks

Cape Silver Tableforks (set of 6) - Rare Kings Pattern
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Cape Silver Tableforks (set of 6) - Rare Kings Pattern
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Cape Silver Tableforks (set of 6) - Rare Kings Pattern
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Cape Silver Tableforks (set of 6) - Rare Kings Pattern
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Cape Silver Tableforks (set of 6) - Rare Kings Pattern
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