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Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Johann Voigt     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1788
Period: George III
Year: Circa 1791
Silversmith: Johann Voigt (Possibly)
Place: Cape
Price: $ 350.00
Weight: 13 grams
Dimensions: 12.3 cm
Condition: Excellent, very slight wear to feather edge, very slight wobble to tines.

Description: A Cape silver konfyt fork, in the Old English pattern with feather edge decoration and 3 tines, dating it around 1790 to 1800. The fork is struck with a makers mark only, i:V:G in an unusual shaped punch, which moulds around the dotted i. This fork matches S 1787, the main difference being longer tines (we believe original, these have not been shortened) and a makers mark that is good but not as clearly struck as the other. Welz describes this maker as unknown, but Heller (History of Cape Silver Vol I, pg 163) lists this maker as Johann Voigt? Both authors depict a different IVG punch from this one, with an additional fish hallmark (see our tablespoon S 1571 by the same maker to see the different punch and fish hallmark). Overall we agree with Welz and are not convinced by the attribution to Voigt, it seems far more likely to belong to a "van G" maker (for example van Graan, a known Cape name). Overall an interesting hallmark that requires further research. Note - a matching konfyt fork by the same maker is also available (S 1787).
Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Johann Voigt
Cape silver konfyt fork - Johan Voigt

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Johann Voigt
Johan Voigt cape silver makers mark - i:V:G

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Johann Voigt
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