Description

    A One Hundred and Eighty-Eight Piece German Silver Flatware Service for Twelve in Fitted Oak Canteen, circa 1900
    Marks to flatware: (crescent), (crown), 800, (six-pointed star); 835
    Marks to blades: J.A. HENCKELS SOLINGEN, ZWILLINGSWERK
    12 inches long (30.5 cm) (longest, carving knife)
    236.70 troy ounces (weighable)

    Lot comprising:
    12 dinner knives;
    12 luncheon or tea knives;
    12 butter spreaders;
    12 fish knives;
    12 dinner forks;
    12 luncheon or tea forks;
    12 fish forks;
    12 pastry forks;
    12 dessert forks;
    12 place spoons;
    12 tablespoons;
    12 pointed-bowl teaspoons;
    12 ice cream spoons;
    12 demitasse spoons;
    2-piece carving set;
    2-piece salad serving set;
    2-piece fish serving set;
    1 master butter;
    1 cheese knife;
    2 two-tine meat serving forks;
    1 waffle server;
    1 pastry server;
    1 tomato server;
    2 large serving spoons;
    2 dessert serving spoons;
    2 sauce ladles;
    1 pair sugar tongs.
    188 total


    Interior of case with four fitted drawers titled Verschiedenes; Tischbestecke Dessertbestecke; Dessert-Eis-u. Mokkalöffel Teelöffel Kuchengabeln, Obstbesfecke; Fischbestecke.

    Note: Pieces marked for both .800 and .835 silver content.


    Condition Report*:

    Rubbing to gilding to various pieces, knife blades possibly of a later vintage, knife blades with some nicking, varying degrees of errant nicking and scratching, with wear commensurate with age, polishing, and use. Case exterior likely refinished; lot includes key.

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    October, 2017
    17th Tuesday
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