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Cape Silver Tableforks (Pair) - Lodewyk Beck     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1748
Period: Victorian
Year: 1847-1867
Silversmith: Lodewyk Beck
Place: Cape
Price: $ 340.00
Weight: 103 grams
Dimensions: 20.5 cm
Condition: Good, some wear to tines from use, knife scratches to back of tines from use.

Description: A pair of Cape silver Fiddle pattern table forks, with traditional pseudo English hallmarks, which are clear on both forks. 5 hallmarks are present (Welz mark 4 in his Cape silver book, although struck in different order), they include makers mark LB, pseudo lion passant (quite fat with "camel hump"), pseudo Georgian duty mark, pseudo 3 turreted castle town mark (copy of Edinburgh town mark), and date letter a (which is struck upside down). Lodewyk Beck worked between 1847 and 1867 from Shortmarket Street and Greenmarket Square (still a vibrant market today), he was one of 6 Cape silversmiths who used pseudo English hallmark punches.
Cape Silver Tableforks (Pair) - Lodewyk Beck
Cape silver tableforks - Lodewyk Beck

Cape Silver Tableforks (Pair) - Lodewyk Beck
Lodewyk Beck - Cape silver hallmarks

Cape Silver Tableforks (Pair) - Lodewyk Beck
Cape silver pseudo hallmarks

Cape Silver Tableforks (Pair) - Lodewyk Beck
Cape silver forks - back

Cape Silver Tableforks (Pair) - Lodewyk Beck
Cape silver forks - scale

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