Otto Prutscher, a student of Josef Hoffmann and later, an architect of influential personality in early 20th century, remains inseparably linked to the renowned Red Vienna's housing complexes. Prutscher left an extensive collection of drawings for silver cutlery, tea and coffee services, candlesticks and other silverware accessories, all preserved in archive. Wiener Silber Manufactur produces some of his design highlights, including his famous "pumpkin" service.
In 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 Werkstatte.
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 1988. It was the vision of an innovative tradition of service that inspired George 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). The high value of raw materials ensures that the product value will increase over the years. In addition, the silver- ware is exceptionally easy to clean, since it is dishwasher-proof and extremely resistant to tarnishing.
940 Solid Silver, Handle: Gemstone or Silver