Item number: 59080
Art Nouveau fish cutlery for six persons, 800 silver, Bremen circa 1902,
designed by Heinrich Vogeler, executed by Wilkens silversmithy
Floral decoration in relief on both sides in the form of autumn crocus flowers which surround the monogram section at the lower end of the handle. The reverse side at the top end of the stem showing an accentuating autumn crocus on the forks and on the blades of the knives. Finely monogrammed “AR” or “RA” to the front.
Very fine fish cutlery of the floral Art Nouveau style in excellent condition of both the engravings and the relief decoration.
The German artist Heinrich Vogeler (1872- 1942) achieved great fame during the Art Nouveau period as a painter, graphic artist, architect and art theorist and was a member of the Worpswede artists’ colony. Alongside the “Marguerite pattern” and “Tulipan”, the “Autumn Crocus” (in Germany known as “Herbstzeitlose”) was one of Heinrich Vogeler’s best-known designs for Wilkens.
Length: forks: 18.0 cm / 7.08″, knives: 20.8 cm / 8.18“; 563.9 g / 18.12 oz