German SILVER Fish Set for 12 by H. MEYEN & Co. , BERLIN, c. 1910 .800 Silver
This is a very elegant, Continental fish service for 12 by Berlin silversmiths, H. Meyen & Co. The Art Nouveau influenced form of the cutlery is decorated, with classic raised and chased laurel-wreath banding, front and back, on the spatulate handles. Both the edges of the blades of the knives, and the base, below the tines of the forks are also decorated, with chased laurel banding on either side of the fronts. This lovely, classic fish service would make a very special wedding or anniversary gift for a couple who likes to set a beautiful table.
Marked: Stamped, on the back of each piece, with the crescent moon, crown, .800 (for .800 grade silver), a crowned head, and the makers’ stamp, “H. Meyen & Co”. The firm was in business from 1867 (pictured).
Measures: Knives: 9 1/2″ L Forks: 7 1/2″ L Weight: 1111 grams