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When Empress Elisabeth was residing at the legendary Achilleion, her summer palace on the Greek island of Corfu, the table was laid with this cutlery. Its form is a variation on the "Wiener Wamperl" set; it derives its name from the prominent ridge along with the handle that gives this pattern its unmistakable appearance. "Eselsrücken" is a functional and aesthetically pleasing Biedermeier cutlery pattern that has always been one of the most popular models in our classic range.

1882, Alexander Sturm, a trained gold- and silversmith, founded what is today Wiener Silber Manufactur in Vienna. By the turn of the century, the silversmiths created objects for the intellectual elite that favored the simple lines of the Wiener Werkstatte.

After the Second World War, the manufacturer became involved with avant-garde again and partnerships with luminary designers and architects lasted until it closed its doors in 1982. It was the vision of an innovative tradition of service that inspired Georg Stradiot to found the Vienna Silver Manufacture in 2008. Today the company revives masterpieces from their collection of 11,000 drawings dating to 1882, as well as paves new roads in the production of silver with artists such as Erwin Wurm and Zaha Hadid.

Wiener Silber Manufactur uses a special alloy that contains 94% by mass of silver. Sterling silver, by comparison, only contains 92.5% of silver.


940 Solid Silver

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5-Piece Set | $2,142

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