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German Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Antique Circa 1850

German Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Antique Circa 1850

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique German silver boxed canteen of cutlery for twelve persons - boxed; an addition to our flatware collection

SKU A6757

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The pieces of this exceptional, antique German silver boxed canteen of cutlery for twelve persons have been crafted in the Fiddle and Thread pattern.


The surface of each handle is embellished with a paralleling thread decorated border accented with a pip to the terminal.


The posterior surface of each fork and spoon terminal, in addition to the knife handles, are ornamented with a contemporary bright cut engraved initial 'SBSt'.


The sauce ladle retains the original gilded interior.


This continental flatware service consists of 87 pieces:

Basic Service:
12 Table knives
12 Table forks
12 Table spoons
12 Dessert knives
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
12 Teaspoons
Additional Pieces:
Soup ladle
Sauce ladle
Serving spoon

The hallmarks struck to each component of this antique service, including the original knives, consists of:

Maker's mark: MH (Michael Wimmer)

Silver quality/purity mark: .800 (800/1000)

National mark: Crescent moon and crown


This boxed canteen of cutlery is supplied with two replacement knives which bear a good size proportion to the remaining service and the initials to each handle are 'M.H'; the service has been priced accordingly.


This impressive German silver cutlery set is fitted to the original hinged leatherette box with four drawers.


The presentation box retains the original satin lined covering to each drawer and interior of the cover.


The exterior surface of the box bears the original carrying handles and swivel catches, in addition to a decorative escutcheon; the functional locking mechanism is not provided with a key.


The cover of box bears the inscription 'Josef Strauss, seinen Kindern, Sem. & Becca, 19 Dezember 1886'.


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This antique flatware service is a exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

Each component of this German silver cutlery has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

Full German hallmarks struck to the reverse of each piece and surface of each knife handle are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine and impressive canteen.


Table knife 25.3cm/10"

Table fork 20.1cm/7.9"

Table spoon 21.1cm/8.3"

Dessert knife 20.7cm/8.1"

Dessert fork 17.1cm/6.7"

Dessert spoon 17.4cm/6.9"

Teaspoon 14.8cm/5.8"

Soup ladle 31.4cm/12.4"

Sauce ladle 18.2cm/7.2"

Serving spoon 26.3cm/10.4"


88.3 troy ounces/2747g (excluding the table and dessert knives)


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International Federation of Art and Antique Dealer Associations CINOA
LAPADA THE ASSOCIATION OF ART & ANTIQUES DEALERS
National Association of Jewellery UK's trade association NAJ