Pair of Antique Austrian Silver Tureens
Date: Circa 1880
Maker: Josef Carl Klinkosch
A stunning pair of antique silver vegetable tureens of octagonal form, with matching covers. The detachable libers can be used...Buy NowEnquire
A stunning pair of antique silver vegetable tureens of octagonal form, with matching covers. The detachable libers can be used separately. Excellent quality and thick gauge silver. These serving dishes make an impressive show with their twin scrolling handles, applied borders and classical scenes amounted to the front and reverse sides. The lids have attractive pumpkin finials and an applied monogram with mythical ornament.
Total weight including liners 4305 grams, 138.4 troy ounces.
Height 24.1cm (to top of finial). Spread across handles 24.1cm. Diameter 15cm.
Maker Josef Carl Klinkosch.
Marks. Stamped on all pieces with Austro-Hungarian silver stamps and maker’s name. The Diana’s head is marked “2” for silver fineness 900/1000 and “A” for Vienna, this mark was in use 1872-1922.
The tureens are in very good condition. All pieces matching, clean and usable.
Maker: Josef Carl Klinkosch
Josef Carl Klinkosch (1822-1888) was a highly skilled Viennese silversmith, who flourished in 19th Century Europe. Apprenticed to his father Carl 1835-1839, certified 1844, the family business produced fine silverware and jewellery. Their success was at the very pinnacle of Austrian society, the business was made Court silversmith from 1837 and given a Royal Warrant from Franz Josef of Austria in 1855. Josef assumed control of the family business in 1851 whereupon he and Stephen Mayerhofer formed the partnership Mayerhofen & Klinkosch. The company’s success quickly expanded the business to several hundred employees and a reputation for fine craftsmanship. Klinkosch ended the partnership in 1869/70 and renamed the company J.C Klinkosch. Josef Carl Klinkosch’s clients included members of the bourgeoisie and high society and from 1855 he held the Imperial Warrant to the Court of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria. Josef was knighted in 1879 and his pieces still form part of the Austrian Royal collection and are used for Austrian state banquets even today. The company passed to his two sons, Arthur and Isidor in 1884 when Josef retired and in 1918 the business was acquired by Arthur Krupp trading as “J.C. Klinkosch AG”.
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