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Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Marthinus Lourens Smith     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1885
Period: George III
Year: Circa 1800
Silversmith: Marthinus Lourens Smith
Place: Cape
Price: $ 390.00
Weight: 16 grams
Dimensions: 13.4
Condition: Excellent.

Description: A Cape silver konfyt fork in the Fiddle pattern, with 3 tines. The fork has the original owners initials PJS, quite quaintly engraved in Colonial style.The fork has excellent hallmarks, they could not be better. They include makers mark MLS and the leaf device, with the veins clearly visible (Welz mark 117). Smith was a Dane who arrived in the Cape as a VOC employee in 1757 aged 35, he died in 1806. He led an interesting life, he married 4 times, and had 10 children.
Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Marthinus Lourens Smith
Cape silver konfyt fork - marthinus lourens smith

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Marthinus Lourens Smith
Cape silver preserve fork - back showing hallmarks

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Marthinus Lourens Smith
Cape silver fork - tines

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Marthinus Lourens Smith
cape silver fork - scale, MLS LEAF

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Marthinus Lourens Smith
Engraved initials PJS, Cape silver fork

Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Marthinus Lourens Smith
Marthinus lourens smith, cape silver hallmarks, makers mark, leaf

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