FLATWARE SERVICE FROM THE FAMILY OF LAJOS KOSSUTH FOR 12

Date: Hungary ca. 1900
Material: silver
Measurements: wooden case with deer leather lining (H 36 cm x B 66 cm x T 52,5 cm)
Signature: Silver marked with Diana head (800 silver, hallmark “P” for Budapest) and master mark “T.M.”, Crest of the Hungarian gentry family de Kossuth et Udvard (made famous by Lajos Kossuth de Kossuth et Udvard)

Description: 230 pieces in 4 drawers for 12 people:

12 table knives, 12 table forks, 12 appetizer knives, 12 appetizer forks, 12 dessert knives, 12 dessert forks, 12 fish knives, 12 fish forks, 12 fruit knives, 12 fruit forks, 12 table spoons, 12 egg spoons, 12 ice cream spoons, 24 coffee spoons, 12 mocha spoons, , 4 salt spoons

4 salt cellars, 1 serving spoon, 1 soup ladle, 1 sauce ladle, 2 gravy spoons, 1 milk ladle, 1 salad fork, 1 salad spoon, 2 big meat serving forks, 2 small meat serving forks, 1 fish serving knife, 1 fish serving fork, 2 ham serving forks, 1 ice cream serving spoon, 1 butter knife, 1 cheese knife, 1 sugar tongs, 1 compote serving spoon, 1 cake slice, 1 asparagus tongs, four-part hors d’oeuvre serving set, 2 candle holders

Provenance: Lajos Kossuth de Udvard et Kossuthfalva (19 September 1802 – 20 March 1894) was a Hungarian nobleman, lawyer, journalist, politician, statesman and governor-president of the Kingdom of Hungary during the revolution of 1848–49.

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