V. Mayer & Söhne
FLATWARE SERVICE FOR 12
Manufacturer: V. Mayer’s Söhne (Vienna 1865 – 1920 Vienna)
Date: Vienna, ca. 1900
Material: Silver marked with Diana head (800 silver), master mark “V.M.S.” (Vincenz Mayer’s Söhne) & goblet punch (additional symbolic master mark), Original rosewood canteen with deer leather linging
Measurements: H 16,5 x B 66 x T 41,5 cm
Description: 206 pieces in 4 drawers for 12 people: 12 table knives, 12 table forks, 12 dessert knives, 12 dessert forks, 12 fish knives, 12 fish forks, 12 fruit knives, 12 fruit forks, 6 additional fruit knives, 6 additional fruit forks, 18 table spoons, 12 dessert spoons, 12 coffee spoons, 6 smaller & 6 larger mocca spoons, 12 ice cream spoons, 6 salt spoons, 6 salt cellars, 2 milk ladles, 2 sauce ladles, 2 gravy spoons, 1 ice cream serving spoon, 1 sugar spoon, 1 sugar tongs, 1 salad spoon, 1 salad fork, 1 fish serving knife, 1 fish serving fork, 2 meat serving forks, 2 ham serving forks, 1 butter knife, 1 cheese knife, 1 cake slice.
Silver has been an integral part of tableware since the 18th century. The noble as well as the bourgeoisie used it in the form of cutlery and crockery. In France, the Parisian goldsmith Jean Baptiste Claude Odiot can be mentioned, who received many prestigious orders from Emperor Napoleon I.
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