An Exceptionally Fine Set of Twelve German Silver-Gilt Art Nouveau Fish Knives
An Exceptionally Fine Set of Twelve German Silver-Gilt Art Nouveau Fish Knives, Circa 1900
All having finely cast & hand chased rocaille silver handles and silver blades engraved with conforming scrolled & stippled detail, each exhibiting a fine gilded surface overall. All bearing impressed German silver marks (.800 fine), maker’s marks for Koch & Bergfeld and retail marks for Gebruder Somme.
Combined weight, 13.98 troy ounces.
Koch & Bergfeld of Bremen have been in production since 1829 and are recognized worldwide as one of the leading manufacturers of luxury silverware throughout Europe, as referenced in ‘Art Nouveau & Art Deco Silver’ by Annelies Krekle-Aalberse.