Gorgeous old silver flatware, circa 1910. A canteen of 800 fine silver German flatware in the Fiddle & Thread pattern comprising: Twelve 8 inch long dinner forks, twelve 8 3/8 inch long tablespoons, and twelve 10 1/8 inches long silver-handled dinner knives. Hallmarked with German national mark and 800 for the silver content, as well as a spread eagle mark and “Kiesel.” Maker Bruckmann & Söhne, Heilbronn. Retailer J.C. Osthues/Hof-Goldschmied/Münster. One dinner fork is hallmarked for Wilkens. The knife handles and reverse of forks and spoons are engraved with cipher “GG” surmounted by a Baron’s coronet with seven spikes. Flatware is in a red, plush-lined fitted oak case 15 inches by 10 ½ inches by 4 ¼ inches high. The hinged cover has an affixed silver plate 3 1/8 inches by 2 inches with the cipher described above. Forks and Spoons rest in a removable rack above the knives. Provenance: Schloss Gewelinghausen, Münster, Westfalia. Very good used condition.
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