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Wolfers - 256pc. 835 Silver Belgium Flatware Set, 23 Serving Pieces + Cabinet, SUPERB, 1850 - 1899

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Direct from a Private Residence in Monte Carlo, A Magnificent 256pc. 19th Century 835 Silver Flatware Set in Near New Condition by Belgium's Premier Silversmiths "Wolfers", Includes a Stunning 5-Drawer Storage Cabinet and 23 Amazing Serving Pieces, circa 1890s. Each Piece in this Amazingly Beautiful Privately Commissioned Set has been Handcrafted in 835 Silver to the Highest of Standards, Luxury and Quality Traditionally Reserved for the European Aristocracy. The world of silver craftsmanship has witnessed the rise of many distinguished artisans, each contributing to the rich tapestry of cultural heritage through their unique styles and unparalleled craftsmanship. Among these luminaries, the name "Wolfers" stands out as a beacon of excellence in Belgian silversmithing.

The Wolfers family's association with silver craftsmanship dates back to the mid-19th century when Louis Wolfers, the patriarch, founded Maison Wolfers in 1850 in Brussels. Initially established as a jewelry and watchmaking business, Maison Wolfers soon expanded its repertoire to include silverware, marking the beginning of a journey that would leave an indelible mark on the world of silversmithing. Louis Wolfers laid the foundation for the family's artistic endeavors, infusing a commitment to quality and innovation into the core values of Maison Wolfers. His vision set the stage for subsequent generations, propelling the family into the forefront of Belgian silversmithing.

The trajectory of Wolfers' success is punctuated by numerous accomplishments that underscore their mastery of the silversmithing craft. One of the key milestones in the history of Maison Wolfers was its participation in the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900. This prestigious international exhibition provided a platform for artisans to showcase their finest works, and Maison Wolfers seized the opportunity to exhibit a stunning array of silverware that garnered widespread acclaim. The recognition garnered by Maison Wolfers extended beyond the admiration of the public to formal accolades and awards. At the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900, the masterful craftsmanship of Wolfers' silverware was duly acknowledged with a gold medal, a testament to their exceptional contribution to the world of decorative arts. This prestigious award catapulted Maison Wolfers onto the international stage, solidifying their reputation as pioneers in the field of silversmithing.

One of the most distinguished aspects of Maison Wolfers' legacy is their longstanding relationship with the Belgian royal family. The patronage of royalty not only provided financial stability but also bestowed a seal of approval on Wolfers' craftsmanship, elevating their status to that of purveyors of regal taste.

King Leopold II of Belgium was an avid supporter of Maison Wolfers, recognizing the unparalleled quality and artistry of their creations. The royal patronage extended beyond mere endorsement, as Maison Wolfers was entrusted with the creation of bespoke pieces for the Belgian royal family. These commissions included exquisite tableware, ceremonial objects, and personal adornments, all bearing the hallmark of Wolfers' exceptional craftsmanship.

The collaboration with the royal family not only enhanced Maison Wolfers' prestige but also allowed them to contribute to the visual identity of the Belgian monarchy. The silverware crafted for the royals showcased a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity, reflecting the evolving tastes and preferences of the time.

This amazing 256-piece flatware set and accompanying storage cabinet is a stunning example of the quality and craftsmanship for which the firm was internationally known and includes the following (all weights and measures approximate):

20 Dinner Knives 24.50 cm. 98 grams
17 Dinner Forks 20.70 cm. 76 grams
19 Tablespoons 20.50 cm. 85 grams
17 Luncheon Knives 21.20 cm. 67 grams
17 Luncheon / Dessert Forks 17.20 cm. 39 grams
18 Luncheon / Dessert Spoons 17.20 cm. 48 grams
22 Fish Forks 17.00 cm. 53 grams
22 Fish Knives 20.20 cm. 56 grams
24 Oyster Forks 13.20 cm. 29 grams
24 Coffee Spoons 11.20 cm. 18 grams
12 Ice Cream Spoons 13.20 cm. 28 grams
21 Cake Forks 14.00 cm. 32 grams
2 Sugar Tongs 10.50 cm. 33 grams
2 Butter Serving Knives 14.00 cm. 20 grams
1 Large Serving Fork 25.50 cm. 92 grams
2 Large Serving Spoons 25.50 cm. 100 grams
1 Large Meat Serving Fork 26.30 cm. 160 grams
1 Large Meat Serving Knife 30.00 cm. 173 grams
1 Large Fish Serving Knife 28.70 cm. 123 grams
1 Large Fish Serving Fork 24.00 cm. 107 grams
2 Large Soup / Stew Serving Ladles 33.00 cm. 280 grams
1 Large Ice Cream / Custard Serving Scoop 24.70 cm. 118 grams
1 Large Salad Serving Fork 25.50 cm. 91 grams
1 Large Salad Serving Spoon 25.50 cm. 104 grams
1 Sauce Serving Spoon 20.50 cm. 96 grams
1 Dessert Serving Scoop 23.30 cm. 101 grams
1 Large Cake Serving Knife 26.20 cm. 90 grams
1 Large Pie Serving Knife 26.50 cm. 118 grams
1 Sauce Serving Ladle 18.50 cm. 86 grams
2 Cheese Serving Knives 20.00 cm. 62 grams

Wolfers - 256pc. 835 Silver Belgium Flatware Set, 23 Serving Pieces + Cabinet, SUPERB, 1850 - 1899
$44,690.00 CAD
$44,690.00 CAD

Wolfers - 256pc. 835 Silver Belgium Flatware Set, 23 Serving Pieces + Cabinet, SUPERB, 1850 - 1899

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