Silver has been an integral part of tableware since the 18th century. The noble as well as the bourgeoisie used it in the form of cutlery and crockery. In France, the Parisian goldsmith Jean Baptiste Claude Odiot can be mentioned, who received many prestigious orders from Emperor Napoleon I.
In Austria the manufactory Mayerhofer & Klinkosch was founded in 1830/31, a shop established at Kohlmarkt, the production (workshop) was located in 1020 Vienna. In 1851 Josef Carl Klinkosch (1822-1888) took over the company of his father. In 1885 the sons of Josef Carl Klinkosch took over the business. His tomb has been preserved on the Biedermeier cemetery of St. Marx. In addition, between 1830 and 1850 there were 342 masters in Vienna alone.
We refer to the Viennese silversmiths Alexander Sturm and Vincent Carl Dub. Another well-known company is the family business L. Jarosinski & J.Vaugoin, founded by Carl Vaugoin. He specialized in heavy hand-cut table cutlery, thereby laying the foundation for the company. In 1969 the company was merged with the master craftsman Jarosinski and the business moved to a new premise in Vienna 1070, which has been the company’s location up until today.