Large Vintage Retro Modern Modernist German 800 Silver Pie or Cake Server with Armorial Etching on Blade
Dating to the 1950s or so may I offer this silver pie or cake server that is possibly from Germany. The top of the handle is nicely etched with curlicues and leaves while the bottom blade depicts an armorial design as well as the curlicues. The bottom shield is probably the Coat of Arms for the City where the piece was purchased. No monogram to the back.
Condition: Being vintage, there are light marks of use, storage and time (as well as some dust particles showing in my pictures). The patina is wonderfully warm and I try to only lightly polish for photos, the main polish I leave to the new owner. There are no major defects like dings, dents or ugly blemishes that might spoil the beauty of the silver.
Metal Content: 800 Silver
Hallmarks: Makers Mark (Looks like a Tazza) 800 Crescent Moon Crown
Size: Length on a straight line is 9-3/4"; width at the bottom upper is 2-1/4" - at the tip, 1-1/8".
Weight: 78 grams
Final Comments: Look for the 2 matching pieces I have in other listings - a gravy/sauce ladle and a serving spoon (last photo).
NOTE: St. Louis is headquarters to one of the best consignors to my shop. They take in a lot of silver flatware and hollow ware as part trade for sale of their jewelry. Some of the pieces are wonderful and I want to save as many as I can from being scrapped so I will be offering as many silver items as possible. When I can, I will beat anyone’s price on RL. I want to turn over the silver inventory quickly so I can keep loading in more. St. Louis was a boom city in the 1800s and the silver inventory here is legendary. For those who know, the 1904 World’s Fair held one of the largest competitions in silver design – all the big maker names of the day competed and a lot of the winning pieces stayed in St. Louis after the Fair ended. So keep watching my listings, I never know what I am going to have week to week – all I know is it will be varied, fabulous and deserving of a good home.
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German 800 Silver Pie Server