The pieces of this exceptional, fine and impressive antique German silver flatware service for twelve persons have been crafted in a variation of the Laurel and Ribbon pattern.
The anterior and posterior surfaces of each rococo inspired handle are embellished with scrolling floral and foliate ornamentation.
The anterior of each handle terminal is further ornamented with impressive scrolling decoration forming a cartouche; each cartouche is embellished with the impressive contemporary engraved monogram initials 'AJ'.
The posterior of each handle terminal is embellished with a contemporary engraved date.
The reverse of each bowl and the anterior of each neck are further ornamented with foliate motifs.
This German silver flatware service consists of 60 pieces:
- Basic Service:
- 12 Table forks
- 12 Table spoons
- 12 Dessert forks
- 12 Dessert spoons
- 12 Teaspoons
The hallmarks struck to each component of this antique service with silver spoons. consists of:
Maker's mark: WILKENS
Silver quality/purity mark: .800 (800/1000)
National mark: Crescent moon and crown
This antique silver service can be purchased with knives if so desired; for further information please contact Andrew Campbell directly.
This antique flatware service is supplied in felt cutlery rolls; which not only protect the items in storage but significantly reduces tarnishing.
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Maker: M. H. Wilkens & Söhne