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Cape Silver Dessert Forks (Set of 8) - Townsend
Reference: S1482
Period: George IV
Year: Circa 1825
Silversmith: John Townsend
Place: Cape
Price: $ 520.00
Weight: 287 grams
Dimensions: 16.1 cm
Condition: Good, wear to tines, scratch marks to tines from use.

Description: A set of Cape silver dessert forks in the Fiddle pattern, with engraved initials "WAM". These forks have a strong colonial feel, the shape and size differs from the traditional English Fiddle pattern. The forks are a small, delicate size, my better half describes them as "sweet". The hallmarks on all 8 forks are excellent, and consist of makers mark JT (with indent to top of makers mark) with individually struck pseudo English hallmarks (duty mark, lion passant, date letter a and tree), Welz mark 123 in Cape Silver. Townsend was described as "the most versatile of all the Cape English silversmiths" by Heller (pg 101).
Cape Silver Dessert Forks (Set of 8) - Townsend
Cape Silver Dessert Forks - Townsend

Cape Silver Dessert Forks (Set of 8) - Townsend
Cape Silver Dessert Forks - Townsend

Cape Silver Dessert Forks (Set of 8) - Townsend
Initials WAM

Cape Silver Dessert Forks (Set of 8) - Townsend
Cape Silver Hallmarks - Townsend

Cape Silver Dessert Forks (Set of 8) - Townsend
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