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Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Lodewyk Beck
Reference: S1558
Period: Victorian
Year: 1847-1867
Silversmith: Lodewyk Beck
Place: Cape
Price: $ 190.00
Weight: 17 grams
Dimensions: 14.3 cm
Condition: Very good, has been polished. Tines excellent, no wear. Repair to stem which has been well done.

Description: A Cape silver konfyt (preserve) fork in the Fiddle pattern, with 4 tines. The hallmarks are excellent, and include makers mark LB for Lodewyk Willem Christiaan Beck, and pseudo-English duty and town marks (castle), mark 7 in Cape Silver by Welz. Beck worked firstly from Shortmarket Street and then moved to Greenmarket Square, still today a vibrant market in the heart of Cape Town. Konfyt forks were made and sold as individual items, and are described by Welz as "having a great deal of charm" (pg 65, Cape Silver, Welz).
Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Lodewyk Beck
Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Lodewyk Beck

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Lodewyk Beck
Back of Cape Konfyt Fork

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Lodewyk Beck
Cape Silver Hallmarks

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Lodewyk Beck
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