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Cape Silver Sugar Tongs
Reference: S1409
Period: Victorian
Year: Circa 1840
Silversmith: Fredrik Waldek
Place: Cape
Price: $ 420.00
Weight: 64 grams
Dimensions: 14.7 cm
Condition: Excellent - perfect condition, no damage to bow. Slight casting imperfection on one arm.

Description: A rare pair of Cape Silver sugartongs, in the Kings pattern with diamond heel. They are very good gauge, solid and well made with a strong bow, suitable for use. Whilst Cape sugartongs are known, most are plain (Welz, Cape Silver), this is the only example of Cape sugartongs in the Kings pattern we have ever encountered. The hallmarks are very clear, makers mark FW and the "Cape Stub", 4 pseudo - English hallmarks (lion passant, date letter, duty mark and leopard's head) struck mechanically in a fly press (see article on Cape Stub in "The Finial, 2007, and in the articles tab above). Fredik Waldek was also a chronometer, clock maker and jeweller. Heller (History of Cape Silver) commended Waldek for "excellent workmanship", these tongs are no exception. Only Waldek and Twentyman produced Kings pattern in the Cape.
Cape Silver Sugar Tongs
Cape Silver Sugar Tongs

Cape Silver Sugar Tongs
Kings Pattern detail

Cape Silver Sugar Tongs
Detail 2

Cape Silver Sugar Tongs

Cape Silver Sugar Tongs
Cape Stub hallmark

Cape Silver Sugar Tongs
Makers mark

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