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Cape Silver Konfyt Forks (pair) - Martinus Smith
Reference: S1311
Period: George III
Year: Circa 1800
Silversmith: Martinus Lourens Smith
Place: Cape
Price: $ 440.00
Weight: 45 grams
Dimensions: 14.5 cm
Condition: Very good, slight kink to end of 1 tine.

Description: A delightful pair of Cape silver Konfyt forks, in the rare Fiddle and Shell pattern. The forks also have a bevelled edge, and are single struck. Fiddle and Shell pattern is scarce (Pickford, Silver Flatware), Cape silver in this pattern is very rare. The hallmarks on both forks are very clear, being makers mark MLS between 2 Fleur de Lys. Smith was a Dane who arrived in the Cape in 1757. He married 4 times, had 10 children, and died in 1806 (Welz, Cape Silver).
Cape Silver Konfyt Forks (pair) - Martinus Smith
Cape konfyt forks

Cape Silver Konfyt Forks (pair) - Martinus Smith
Shell

Cape Silver Konfyt Forks (pair) - Martinus Smith
Hallmarks 1

Cape Silver Konfyt Forks (pair) - Martinus Smith
Hallmarks 2

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