ANTIQUE GIFTS FROM SILVER MANUFACTURE
Antique gifts are a great idea to please collectors and connoisseurs of antiques, each of which has its own story. Among the antiques you can see a lot of elegant interesting objects. Each collector has his own passion. Therefore, choosing a gift for this category of people, you need to better study the history of collectibles. This will make a good choice and broaden your horizons. In fact, it is very interesting.
The German manufactory Robbe & Berking, which has existed for 130 years, delights us with silver cutlery. Royal European houses, luxury hotels and catering establishments order these items. In our country, their cutlery is used in the Kremlin. They are made with special engraving in the form of an eagle with two heads.
Products from Robbe & Berking
From the time of manufacture to the present day, all products manufactured there are considered to be the standard of excellence. All cookware collections of this factory demonstrate excellent quality and strict execution style. Company executives know that other factories can make similar items from silver, and cheaper. But just as Robbe & Berking does, no one can repeat it. All employees are sure of it, and success lies in it.
Silver products made by the family manufactory rightfully occupy a leading place in many museums. They are considered works of silver art. Antique gifts from this factory are made of 925 sterling silver, and many people dream of them, especially collectors. Many items made by Robbe & Berking are collectibles. But the most desirable and famous are annual spoons. What is it?
Annual spoons – the pride of the enterprise
Every year, the company’s designers release a specially designed spoon that does not look like past products. It is so original that it enjoys increased interest among collectors. Manufacturers strictly limit the term for issuing spoons. Products of the current year are made only at this time. Then such a design is never applied again, no matter how much the price of products of past years has risen. It is this fact that is so attractive to collectors around the world.
Annual spoons are a welcome antique gift for any lover of fine things. They are manufactured by Robbe & Berking in two varieties: 13 cm and 17.4 cm. The material for these products is high-quality silver. The spoons are covered with gold, and then inlaid with multi-colored enamel. Each year, a unique pattern is created on the products, which is created by the best craftsmen. All spoons have their own names; they bear the hallmark of 925 samples, as well as the guarantee brand of the enterprise – the moon and the crown. An antique gift in the form of an annual spoon can lead to unimaginable delight of a person who gave birth in the year of issue of the presented copy.
Caskets are familiar to us items. They serve not only to store various small things: jewelry, buttons, hairpins, letters and much more. These drawers serve as interior decoration. They are currently being made from a wide variety of materials, and their design can be of the most original and incredible forms.
Many people love caskets, even have a passion for them. These are women for whom this item has always been an essential item. Each lady on the table always had more than one copy. Many different, including antique caskets, are among collectors. I think these are two categories of people (women and collectors) for whom the box will be a welcome gift or souvenir brought from a trip. Of course, for collectors, an antique box is of most interest.
This publication is about antique caskets. Historians believe that these objects came to us from the East. From ancient times, to the present day, they have been made from a variety of materials. To give the box an elegant look, it was inlaid with precious stones, covered with fabric and leather, covered with embroidery, decorated with forged elements from different metals.
The most valuable are antique caskets, which were made by oriental craftsmen more than 2 millennia ago. Each master tried to do a better job, so all the time, new techniques were sought for working with wood. Until the moment the production appeared, all these items were made only by hand. They were very expensive, made at the request of the richest people.
Caskets were used to store expensive items in magnificent mansions. Sometimes the cost of the box itself was much higher than the cost of its contents. Quite often, craftsmen supplied their products with secret locks, which could be opened only by performing a series of operations. Boxes with secrets had more than one bottom and other hidden pockets. Such antique caskets are now very much appreciated and are real masterpieces of art.