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Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Johann Voight     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1884
Period: George III
Year: Circa 1791
Silversmith: Johann Voight
Place: Cape
Price: $ 470.00
Weight: 7 grams
Dimensions: 12.8 cm
Condition: Very good, no dents or repairs. Has an original imperfection in the silver running from back of middle tine, repeated at back of handle above makers mark.

Description: A delightful Cape silver konfyt fork, one of the most charming we have seen. The fork is in the Hanoverian pattern, with turn up end, it has a form of feather edge engraving at the top of the handle, a long elegant stem (much longer than usual), and 3 tines. It has a v shaped drop, so overall quite different from many Cape silver konfyt forks. The fork is struck with makers mark IVC, this has no dots, the mark is clearly visible but the punch appears a little worn (hence the G being seen as a C). We believe this to be one of the marks used by Johann Voight, it is depicted in David Heller's book "History of Cape Silver", page 163. We have now confirmed 3 different IVG marks on Cape silver, which clearly come from 3 different punches, but probably come from 1 silversmith, or family of silversmiths as sons often took over the business of the father, and used the same punches. The other two IVG marks have different configurations of dots present, see Welz mark 171 with 2 dots, Welz described this maker as "unknown". The third mark, with 5 dots, can be seen on our Konfyt fork item S 1787. Further research is required on this family of IVG marks.
Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Johann Voight
Cape silver konfyt fork - Johann Voight

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Johann Voight
Cape silver fork - back showing original imperfection and V drop

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Johann Voight
Johann voight cape silver makers mark - IVC

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Johann Voight
cAPE SILVER KONFYT FORK - BACK

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Johann Voight
Cape silver knonfyt fork - feather edge engraving

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Johann Voight
Cape silver preserve fork - 3 tines

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Johann Voight
cape silver fork - scale

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