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Russian / Polish Silver Serving Fork - Warsaw, Wladyslaw Hempel     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1638
Period: Edward VII
Year: 1908-1920
Silversmith: Wladyslaw Hempel
Place: Warsaw, Poland
Price: $ 280.00
Weight: 156 grams
Dimensions: 27.6 cm
Condition: Excellent.

Description: An attractive Russian silver serving fork, made in Warsaw when it was under Russian rule (now Poland).The fork is decorated with flowers, leaves and ribbons, with the same design on the back and the front. The leaves with berries look like mistletoe to us, which is a traditional Christmas decoration, requiring a kiss. The handle is ribbed, the gauge is heavy, this fork is a pleasure to use. The fork has 3 clear hallmarks. The first is the Kokoshnik (Russian head dress) mark used between 1908 and 1926, indicating 84 grade (875 purity). The Kokoshnik has the Greek letter Iota, indicating Warsaw as region of assay. Warsaw was under Russian rule until the end of WW1 in 1918, Russian marks were used until 1920. We can then date this fork between 1908 and 1920, but it is probably pre 1914. The second mark is W.H, the makers mark for Wladyslaw Hempel . The third mark consists of a half moon and 3 stars in an oval punch, which is the workshop symbol for Wladyslaw Hempel. Wladyslaw Hempel co-owned Bracia Hempel (Brothers Hempel), which operated between 1894 and 1939. We would like to thank M.L. for assistance identifying these makers marks.
Russian / Polish Silver Serving Fork - Warsaw, Wladyslaw Hempel
Russian silver serving fork - Warsaw

Russian / Polish Silver Serving Fork - Warsaw, Wladyslaw Hempel
Russian silver fork - front decoration

Russian / Polish Silver Serving Fork - Warsaw, Wladyslaw Hempel
Russian silver fork - detail back

Russian / Polish Silver Serving Fork - Warsaw, Wladyslaw Hempel
Back of russian silver serving fork

Russian / Polish Silver Serving Fork - Warsaw, Wladyslaw Hempel
side view

Russian / Polish Silver Serving Fork - Warsaw, Wladyslaw Hempel
Russian silver hallmarks

Russian / Polish Silver Serving Fork - Warsaw, Wladyslaw Hempel
Scale

Russian / Polish Silver Serving Fork - Warsaw, Wladyslaw Hempel
Bracia Hempel silversmiths, Warsaw

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