Kunsthaus Kende – Antique Silver and Design in Silver

True to the principle “Art is the most beautiful form of investment”, we have specialized in high-quality work in silver and sterling silver since 2001. This includes antique silver of all styles and eras, as well as classic, upscale utility silver. In our portfolio, for example, you will find silver goods such as the Pyramid cutlery by Georg Jensen or its successful decors Magnolia / Blossom, Acorn / Konge, Acanthus / Dronning, BernadotteParallelCactus but also – of which few people know about its existence – modern silver work more outstanding, contemporary artist.

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Our Portfolio

While our initial preference was exclusively silver antiques, over the years we have expanded our portfolio to include modern art in silver. We are in the privileged position of being able to offer silver cutlery and other outstanding works by international, young artists exclusively in Germany and continental Europe, whose modern art completely redefines the previous perception of silver and silverware in general.

In their choice of materials, these young artists use silver with a fine content of at least sterling silver (925 silver), but mostly Britannia silver (958 silver) or fine silver (999 silver). In doing so, they create works of art with an extraordinarily broad, individual and extremely extravagant design language.

Modern silver work is not limited to modern silver cutlery, but also includes objects such as modern table silver, silver service, modern silver vases, modern silver bowls, modern silver trays, modern silver candlesticks etc.

In the case of antique silverware, too, our focus is not only on high manufacturing quality, but also on the historical condition and the particularity of the artistic design. Since there have been examples of this in all epochs, we have the George I sugar bowl next to the George III teapot on a stand. The tea caddy from the late 18th century alongside high-quality Art Nouveau silver by Henry van de Velde, the pyramid silver cutlery from the precious silversmith Georg Jensen and cutlery from Evald Nielsen alongside the brilliant legacies of the great silversmiths of the Bauhaus era, Emmy Roth, Paula Straus and Christa Ehrlich.

As an art dealer specializing in silver objects, we are a member of the KD (Art Dealers Association Germany) and the international art trade association CINOA and have committed to their code of honor.

We are always interested in buying high-quality silver antiques, silver cutlery and art objects in silver and look forward to your offer, which we of course treat with discretion. Please refer to the category »Our Services for more details.

Art Fairs

Tickets can be ordered from us on request.

HIGHLIGHTS Internationale Kunstmesse München



October 18th – 22nd, 2023
Stand: D11



Grand Palais Éphémère, PARIS

November 22nd – 26th, 2023
Stand: B09



Brussels Expo, Halls 3 & 4, BRUSSELS

January 28th – February 4th, 2024
Stand: 129

Previous Art Fair Participation

HIGHLIGHTS Internationale Kunstmesse München
Cologne Fine Art / Art Cologne

Christopher Kende, Kunst und Antiquitäten

Bei der Fruchtschranne 10
72070 Tübingen

Phone: 0049-(0)163 / 2 67 97 46
E-mail: info@kunsthaus-kende.de