Description & Technical information

Designed by: Heinrich Vogeler, around 1900

Executed by: M. H. Wilkens & Söhne

Mahogany, solid and veneer, surface professionally repolished, brass fittings polished and stove-enamelled (two replaced), lining renewed, excellent condition

Silver, serving pieces partially gilt, gilding rubbed in places, old iron blades replaced by new stainless ones, slight signs of wear, all pieces monogrammed, very good condition

Knife 25 cm

44 large knives, 44 large forks, 19 large spoons, 23 dessert knives, 21 dessert forks, 22 dessert spoons, 24 fish knives, 24 fish forks, 23 oyster forks, 18 lobster forks, 22 tea spoons, 18 mocha spoons, 22 ice spoons, 19 fruit forks, 23 fruit knives, 33 serving pieces

Origin:  Germany
Signature: Marked: T. H. SCHUMACHER (jeweller’s mark), screw press (maker's mark for M. H. Wilkens & Söhne), German hallmark - crescent and crown, 800

Dimensions: 37 x 84.5 x 50.5 cm (14⁵/₈ x 33¹/₄ x 19⁷/₈ inches)
Provenance: Private property, Germany


Ref.: T. Bröhan, Metallkunst, Vom Jugendstil zur Moderne (1889-1939), Berlin, 1990, p. 536, fig. 581