ANTIQUE 19thC GERMAN 14K SOLID GOLD RENAISSANCE STYLE CUTLERY SERVICE c.1830

ANTIQUE 19thC GERMAN 14K SOLID GOLD RENAISSANCE STYLE CUTLERY SERVICE c.1830

45,795.00

19th Century German Renaissance style 14k solid gold cutlery set, comprising: six spoons, six forks and six knives. The finely modelled, cast figural handles in form of a loosely draped woman, one arm seductively covering her breast, the other side depicting a semi-nude male, both standing on a pedestal base. The knifes engraved in reserves with scroll decoration on matted ground and each spoon engraved with a large and impressive coat of arms.

Hallmarked with German pseudo marks (13), a large crown and ©.


Reference Number: A5338

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DESCRIPTION

Antique mid-19th Century German extremely rare Renaissance style 14k solid gold cutlery set, comprising: six spoons, six forks and six knives. The finely modelled, cast figural handles in form of a loosely draped woman, one arm seductively covering her breast, the other side depicting a semi-nude male, both standing on a pedestal base. The knifes engraved in reserves with scroll decoration on matted ground and each spoon engraved with a large and impressive coat of arms. Hallmarked with German pseudo marks (13), a large crown and (C), one of the spoons has been analysed in parts by X-Ray fluorescence spectroscopy and has found it to have high gold content; cast figural handle 275 / 1000, spoon bowl 411 / 1000 and stem from handle to spoon 77 /1000, which approximately makes the piece 12k-15k (500-600 / 1000 gold purity) and the rest silver, copper and mercury. The set comes in a later fitted three level presentation box with keys and the original certificate from the London assay office.

CONDITION

In Great Condition - No Damage.

SIZE

FORK
Length: 17.5cm
Width: 2cm
Combined Weight: 423.3g

SPOON
Length: 18.5cm
Width: 5cm
Combined Weight: 491.8g

KNIFE
Length: 19.5cm
Width: 2cm
Combined Weight: 414.2g