Art Deco solid silver hammer finish flatware set, 36 or 72 pieces - Gebhard Duve

Manufacturer:  Franz Bahner, Düsseldorf, Germany

Designer:      Gebhard Duve(1899-1977) 

Description:   An exceedingly good 1930's Art Deco solid silver flatware service, consisting of:
               12 soup spoons, 12 dinner forks, 12 dinner knives, 12 fruit forks, 12 fruit knives and
               12 desert/coffee spoons.
               Elegant, simple form with hammer finish handles and rounded, stepped ends. Dinner and
               fruit knives with stainless steel blades. With stylised Art Deco monogramme "GW".
               800 silver value mark (800/1000).
               A heavy set with great contemporary appeal and also an excellent museum piece investment.
               Total weight 72 pieces: 5138gr., without knives 2666gr. (165.19, 85.71 troy oz.)
Country of     
Manufacture:   Germany

Date:          1930's

Marks:         All pieces hallmarked with German "half-moon and crown", 800 silver- and maker's

Condition:     Excellent, with minimal age related wear.

Sizes:         Dinner forks: 21cm(8.27"), Dinner knives: 25cm(9.84") Soup spoons 21.5cm(8.46")
               Fruit forks: 18cm(7.09"), Fruit knives: 21cm(8.27") Desert/coffee spoons 13.5cm(5.31")  

Other infor-   This design is on display in the permanent exhibition at Bröhan Museum, Berlin State
mation:        Museum for Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Functionalism.
               Ref. Bröhan K.H. "Metallkunst" Bröhan Museum Berlin, 1990, img. page 9, Nr. 11

Price:         For half the set (36): USD 2'500   
               For the whole set(72): USD 4'500                                Currency converter