Cutlery case Wilkens, model “CHIPPENDALE”, silver “90”, 24 carat gold, 124 objects, 12 persons, ca. 1970.
Large knives L 21.5 cm, slightly smaller knives L 21 cm; fish knife L 21.5 cm; large forks L 19 cm, small forks L 17 cm, large spoons L 19 cm, slightly smaller spoons L 18 cm; cake server L 21.5 cm; dessert spoons L 13 cm, dessert forks L 15 cm, large soup ladle L 32 cm, sauce ladle L 18.5 cm, salad spoon L 18 cm, salad fork L 18.5 cm, large potato spoon L 25 cm, vermeille Fabiora : sauce ladle L 20.5 cm; cake knife L 26 cm, cake server L 25.5 cm, sugar tongs L 11.5 cm, vermeille ice tongs L 12.5 cm
The Wilkens silver factory was founded in 1810, making it the oldest silver factory in the world. The cutlery and table accessories from this silver factory in Bremen have beautiful designs ranging from the classic designs to the modern design of today! All shiny objects with marks on the back containing 60, 90, 100 or 200 are silver plated. The number means that 60, 90, 100 or 200 grams of silver have been applied over 12 place settings, so 24 pieces. What is most important in silver plating is certainly not just how thick the layer of silver is, but how well the two materials, the base material and the silver layer, are bonded to each other.
This beautiful cutlery case, signed Wert & Design Wilkens, consists of a blackened wooden case with three drawers with a brass handle and lined with red velvet on the inside. Inside we find cutlery consisting of 120 silver-plated objects for 12 people, designed by the silver factory Wilkens and with “90” content of silver, diamond, called CHIPPENDALE model. Made in Germany. In addition, 3 objects in vermeille 24 carat, signed Fabiora, from Paris France. Made around the 1970s. This cutlery consists of :
24 large forks + 12 small forks
12 large knives, blade marked with Wilkens with crown
12 slightly smaller knives, blade marked with Wilkens and crown
12 large spoons + 12 slightly smaller spoons
12 fish knives, blade signed with Wilkens and crown
13 dessert spoons + 12 dessert forks
1 sauce spoon
1 cake server
1 large potato spoon vermeille Wilkens
1 salad spoon + 1 salad fork vermeille Wilkens
1 sauce ladle vermeille Wilkens
1 large soup ladle vermeille Wilkens
1 sugar tongs
1 ladle of sauce in vermeille, signed Fabiora
1 cake server in vermeille, signed Fabiora
1 large cake knife in vermeille, signed Fabiora
1 gold-plated ice tongs, not marked, presumably Christofle Gallia
Condition: Wilkens objects perfect except for a few scratches (some still in plastic), Fabiora objects show some signs of wear and oxidation. Some parts need some polishing.