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Assembled Austro-Hungarian .800 Silver Flatware Service

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European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2715B
Date / Time :
April 05, 2014 10:00AM


Assembled Austro-Hungarian .800 Silver Flatware Service, Vienna, 1872-1922, Joseph Carl Klinkosch, maker, most monogrammed, comprised of twenty-four each: dinner forks and hollow dinner knives, twelve each: tablespoons, dessert spoons, coffee spoons, gold-washed mocha spoons, gold-washed ice cream spades, gold-washed fruit forks, gold-washed hollow fruit knives with silver blades, hollow fish forks with silver tines, hollow fish knives with silver blades, dessert forks, and oyster forks, six each gold-washed silver salts (four with glass liners) and gold-washed salt spoons, four serving spoons, three hollow carving forks, two each: hollow cheese knives, sauce spoons, hollow fish serving knives with pierced silver blades, and hollow fish serving forks with silver tines; salad serving spoon and fork, grape scissors, hollow nut cracker, hollow cake knife with a pierced silver blade, gold-washed fruit server, gold-washed sugar spoon with a pierced bowl, gold-washed sugar tongs, soup ladle, and asparagus tongs, approx. 293 troy oz. weighable silver, in a fitted oak canteen with five drawers, marked for retailer Schwarz & Steiner.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Assorted Klinkosch hallmarks. 6 salts with M&K mark for Mayerhofer & Klinkosch. 121 pieces with Klinkosch helmet trademark. 76 with "J.C.K mark. 14 with "J.C.K" mark with post 1922 standard mark (all other pieces with pre-1922 standard marks). Most monogrammed (with the same monogram), those not monogrammed include: six dinner knives, two dinner forks, four mocha spoons, five dessert spoons, and six tablespoons.

One end of grape shears bent slightly (blades do not touch), scattered rubbing to gold-wash. Overall with usage wear abrasions, minor nicks, tines bent out of alignment, no major dents to hollow elements, no pieces with major damage (none look to have gone through a disposal). Some blades loose or projecting slightly from handle including a cheese knife whose blade is separated but present. Nut cracker and five dinner knives with newer stainless steel elements, cheese knives and carving forks with unmarked stainless steel elements. 2 dinner knife blades marked for Mayerhofer & Klinosch (one of which is longer than the rest), the other sixteen with rubbed mark or marked with retailer's name. The box with abrasions and nicks throughout, with wear to fabric, loss to some ribbon labels and loss/separation to some ribbon element lining each drawer. The fall front with loose and damaged hinge so does not lay flat and needs assistance to close properly, panel to drop front looses and with losses. Upper hinge lacking two nail (hangs out of place).

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


Silver Flatware Service, fruit server