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Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Lotter
Reference: S1348
Period: George III
Year: Circa 1815
Silversmith: Jan Lotter
Place: Cape
Price: $ 190.00
Weight: 14 grams
Dimensions: 12.8 cm
Condition: Good, scratches on tines from use, and wear to decoration (this fork has been well used). Scratch on back of fork (see photo).

Description: A typical Cape silver konfyt (preserve) fork with 3 tines, in the Old English pattern, with traditional Cape engraved decoration, consisting of crude stars and a zig-zag pattern which extends all the way to the tines. The makers mark IL is very clear. Jan Lotter, who was regarded by Heller as "a highly skilled craftsman", only worked for 4 years between 1813 and 1817, so he probably died young. He made most of the prized Cape silver "lemoenlepels" (orange spoons) known to exist today.
Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Lotter
Cape konfyt fork

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Lotter
Decoration on handle

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Lotter
Cape decoration

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Lotter
Back of fork

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Lotter
Scale

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Lotter
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