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Cape Silver Kings Pattern Dessert Forks (Pair) - Waldek
Reference: S1865
Period: George IV
Year: Circa 1836
Silversmith: Fredrik Waldek
Place: Cape
Price: R 4 500.00
Weight: 113 grams
Dimensions: 16.6 cm
Condition: Excellent, light scratches to back of tines from use.

Description: A pair of Cape silver dessert forks in the Kings pattern, by Fredrik Waldek. The forks are very good quality and gauge, but a little shorter than usual. The forks are double struck (pattern on both sides), and have the diamond heel, as is usual with Cape silver Kings pattern. Cape silver in Kings pattern is quite rare, it was only produced by 2 silversmiths, Twentyman and Waldek, who took over Twentyman's business. The hallmarks are very clear on both forks, and include pseudo Georgian duty, date letter a and crowned leopard's head, along with makers mark FW, which is slightly worn. The forks have no monograms or engraving, and none has been removed. Waldek had a long career as a Cape silversmith, chronometer, clockmaker and jeweller, he worked between 1830 and 1877. He took over Twentyman's shop and partnership on Heerengracht in 1836. The forks have shorter stems than other examples, see S 1866 for a comparative example.
Cape Silver Kings Pattern Dessert Forks (Pair) - Waldek
Cape silver kings pattern dessert forks - waldek

Cape Silver Kings Pattern Dessert Forks (Pair) - Waldek
Cape silver kings pattern

Cape Silver Kings Pattern Dessert Forks (Pair) - Waldek
Kings pattern detail, cape silver, waldek

Cape Silver Kings Pattern Dessert Forks (Pair) - Waldek
Cape silver pseudo hallmarks - waldek

Cape Silver Kings Pattern Dessert Forks (Pair) - Waldek
cape silver pseudo marks

Cape Silver Kings Pattern Dessert Forks (Pair) - Waldek
Cape silver forks - back

Cape Silver Kings Pattern Dessert Forks (Pair) - Waldek
cape silver - scale

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