Arthur Krupp, 19th Century
Wiener Silber Manufactur
The Wiener Wamperl (literally: Viennese Belly Pot) converys the playful functionality of Vienna’s former Biedermeier culture with lightness and elegance. Empress Elisabeth “Sissi” chose this cutlery, together with the Sissi Spoon, in 1895 for her dairy farm - The Kammermeierei in Schönbrunn. Arthur Krupp in Berndorf manufactured this pattern in German’s Alpaca silver, which was the recent discovery of the time.
Today Wiener Silber continues to fabricate this iconic Biedermeier cutlery in solid silver.
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 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 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
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