WOLFERS FRERES s.a. - Service Jade – Plain Silver & Ebène de Macassar - c. 1936
A complete and hence rare model Jade tea and coffee set conceived and executed in plain silver by Wolfers Frères s.a. with exquisite Art Deco decagonale folded panels design on a sixteen angled elegant and original plateau, all pieces with solid ébène de Macasar handles. Circa 1936. Excellent condition.
The company was founded in 1949 in Brussels by Louis Wolfers and his brother. Intially the company focused on silverware and jewelry but later expanded to a wide range of luxury goods. Wolfers Frères became known for their exceptional craftsmanship and innovative designs and was heavily influenced by the Art Nouveau movement and later the Art Deco style. They participated at many international exhibitions including the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle and the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. They also collaborated with other famous designers like Victor Horta and Henri Van de Velde. Unfortunately the company became in financial difficulties and went bankrupt in 1965. However, their legacy lives on through their designs, many of which are now highly sought-after collector's items. In recent years, there has been a strong renewed interest in Art Nouveau and Art Deco, and Wolfers Frères' designs are very appreciated for their beauty and craftsmanship. This model is of a very high quality execution, reflecting the full Art Deco spirit and very researched by Art Deco passionates.
All pieces are marked by the model number SF 185, categorisation used by Wolfers Frères s.a., the bee hive stamp (ruche/bijenkorf) referring to Maison J. Van Den Hove, the high-end Brussels jewelry boutique at that time, and the 800/1000 alloy mark
Plain silver and ébène de Macassar handles
Tray 57 cm/22,44-inch long, tray 33 cm/12,99 inch wide, coffee pot 18 cm/7,09 inch high
3,65 kg – 8,10 lb
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