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Complete Silverware Set by WMF in Art Deco Box

Item #2733

Complete Set of Art Deco Silverware by WMF company nestled in a beautifully inlaid wooden box. Beginning with your first look at the unusual design of a leaping gazelle perfectly inlaid in the center of the mahogany “cubiertero” (silverware storage box) you know you are about to open something special!. Inside is a newly relined velvet  case to hold each of the 143 pieces in place, including serving forks and spoons, fish sets and

salad servers in celluloid and silver and even a salt cellar and tiny spoon and a very large and graceful ladle.

 

This is an “heirloom set”, but please don’t keep it locked away with the key that is attached. Take the pieces out and use them!  You will find it so enjoyable to actually have dinner with this silver service.

 

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The set bears the marks of the WMF silver company, the initials of the famous German foundry ” Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik”, most often simply called WMF. It was founded in 1853 as a partnership between Daniel Straub and Josef and Friedrich Schweizer, and in 1892 developed a special technique for silver plating in which the silver coating is of double thickness in any parts that will be exposed to greater wear and tear. This patented process is called “Perfect Hard Silver Plating”.

 

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In 1910, under the art direction of Albert Mayer, WMF became famous for its Art Nouveau style and established companies for worldwide exports in London, Warsaw and Vienna. Many pieces were sent to Argentina between 1910 and the art deco era of 1930, and it is likely that Harrods Department Store which opened in Buenos Aires in 1912 was one of the major importers of decorative pieces such as this service for 12.

 

12 Dinner Forks

12 Dinner Knives

12 Luncheon Forks

12 Luncheon Knives

12 Fish Forks

12 Fish Knives

12 Large Spoons

12 Table/Soup Spoons

12 Teaspoons

12 Demitasse Spoons

12 Dessert Spoons

Salad Serving Fork and Spoon

Fish Knife and Fork Servers

Ladle

Gravy Ladle

Carving Fork and Knife

Large Serving Spoon

Salt cellar and spoon

 

143 Pieces in total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Measurements

16.5″ wide,
17.5″ deep
12″ tall

Price (USD)

$ 6,500
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