Silver collection from early 1900's

Nov 29, 2019. 18:14 UTC
Silver Collection from early 1900's
United States of America

German silver

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For sale

I inherited approx 72 piece silverware set from my great- grandmother. Every family holiday she would take it out and polish it. Earliest one I remember is 1960 or so. Would just love to know more about it! We love our 3-tine forks ;)


Great grandmother from Germany, came her in 1920-ish

Answered within 1 day
Dec 01, 12:04 UTC
By Sabrina Vinther

Fair Market Value

$150 - $250 USD

Insurance Value

$400 USD
What does this mean?

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

It is a beautiful flatware set. Such flatware sets are being offered at auction on a regular basis.
The flatware is not made of silver but silver coloured metal. It is very decorative and the decoration is typical of the first half of the 20th century. The original case is a very nice feature and increases the value of the flatware set however as it is not silver the estimate is in the lower region.

The estimate provided is for a well-advertised online auction, where I believe the flatware has the best chance of realising its fullest potential. However, there is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to the flatware. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I’m happy to help.
Thank you

Dave gross Dec 01, 16:06 UTC

Thanks!!! Any idea specifically where they were made? It company info? Do you think they acquired them overseas, or after they immigrated here? Family settled in NY/Manhattan or nearby.

Sabrina vinther Dec 01, 16:26 UTC

Thank you for your comment.
It was manufactured in Germany but designed by Jens Harald Quistgaard who was a Danish designer and very popular around the middlepart of the 20th century.
It is marked JHQ Design.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.
Thank you.

Dave gross Dec 01, 16:30 UTC

Thanks!!! I love the history of thing, especially from grandparents. I’m sure this set will continue to enjoy its life in our family.

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