A rare WMF Silver plated cutlery service for 12, in the original cabinet with silver plated stylised mounts.
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 Tea spoons.
10 knife rests.
1 carving knife and 1 carving fork.
1 large soup ladle.
1 large dessert serving spoon.
1 salad serving spoon.
1 salad serving spoon with forked spoon 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..