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Cape Silver Konfyt Fork - Oltman Ahlers     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1886
Period: George III
Year: 1810-1827
Silversmith: Oltman Ahlers
Place: Cape
Price: $ 310.00
Weight: 15 grams
Dimensions: 13.0 cm
Condition: Very good, slight kink to one tine, only visible from rear.

Description: A Cape silver konfyt fork in the Old English pattern, with 3 tines. The fork is hallmarked with makers mark OA in oval punch, this is faintly struck but still visible, between two square devices with 4 dots, these are both clearly struck ( Welz mark 2). Ahlers worked as a silversmith between 1810 and his death in 1827. He married the widow of silversmith Jan Brevis, which may have facilitated his entry into the trade. He was the son of Oltman Alders of Germany, his mother was Dorothea of Bengal, who presumably arrived in the Cape as a slave. His silver is quite scarce.
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