Wiener Silber Manuactur
Convex, humped forms were a favorite motif in Renaissance and Baroque silverware. Continuous lines, irregular curvatures and the relation between the decoration and the overall form were also prevalent. Otto Prutscher delved into ornamentation and translated historic shapes into his own formal language. Transferring the lines drawn on paper onto the hard metal—and giving them a three-dimensional form—still demands just as much mastery of craftsmanship today as it did when the service was first designed in 1935.
About Wiener Silber Manufactur:
1882, Alexander Sturm, a trained gold- and silversmith, founded what is today Wiener Silber Manufactur in Vienna. By the turn of the century the silversmiths created objects for the intellectual elite that favored the simple lines of the Wiener Werkstätte.
After the Second World War, the manufacturer became involved with avant-garde again and partnerships with luminary designers and architects lasted until it closed its doors in 1982. It was the vision of an innovative tradition of service that inspired Georg Stradiot to found the Vienna Silver Manufacture in 2008. Today the company revives masterpieces from their collection of 11,000 drawings dating to 1882, as well as paves new roads in the production of silver with artists such as Erwin Wurm and Zaha Hadid.
Wiener Silber Manufactur uses a special alloy that contains 94% by mass of silver. Sterling silver, by comparison, only contains 92.5% of silver.
940 Solid Silver Plated with 24 Carat Gold
H 4.1" x W 5.1" x D 4.3"
H 3.1" x W 6.3" x D 2.8"
H 2.6" x W 3.5" x D 2.9"