A stunning WMF silver plated cutlery set totally complete consisting of a 156 pieces in mint original condition with fantastic secessionist/Glasgow School style cutlery, the oak case with ebony and chequer string inlays and wonderful silver plated handles and the sweetest heart shaped escutcheons.
The set consists of :-
12 large knives and 12 large forks.
12 smaller knives and 12 smaller forks.
12 large spoons and 12 smaller spoons.
12 fish knives and 12 fish forks.
1 large serving fish knife and 1 large serving fish fork.
4 pickle forks and a palette knife and fish palate knife.
12 knife rests.
12 teaspoons and 1 sugar sifting spoon.
12 small fruit spoons and matching serving spoon
12 smaller spoons
A set of sugar tongs
2 salts with liners and 2 salt spoons
1 large soup ladle and 1 gravy ladle.
1 carving knife and 1 carving fork.
1 large dessert serving spoon.
1 salad serving spoon with ivorene spoon end
1 salad serving fork with ivorene fork end.
See Grotkamp-Schepers, Barbara and Sanger, Reinhard W. ‘Art Nouveau Knives, Forks and Spoons’ Stuttgart 20001.
See also Sotheby’s ‘Fine Decorative Arts from 1870’, 5th October 2004, Lot 67, hammer price £13,200 for a fitted canteen box for twelve place settings which is at the bottom of this page.