Wolfers Prestigious Belgian Silver Pair of Plates/ Dishes in Art Deco Style
Wolfers, Belgian pair of octogonal silver dishes or plates, from the early 20th century, in Art Deco style with beautiful geometric accents and design. They measure 13 1/4'' in diameter by 7/8'' in height, and bear hallmarks as shown. Total weight is 68.5 troy ounces.
In 1812, Brothers Édouard and Guillaume Wolfers founded their business creating unique custom-made silverware and tableware. When their brother, Louis Wolfers joined the firm in 1850, the small company rose to fame as word of their distinguished products spread around the world. It was Louis’s son Phillipe, a student of Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, who steered the open embrace of the Art Nouveau movement, a creative direction that would solidify the firm’s legacy in the annals of artistic genius. One of his jewelry pieces sold for over $250,000 at a Christie’s auction in 2016.
Throughout the 20th century, Wolfers Brothers rose to even greater heights by embracing the Art Deco movement, and in 1925, they created an award-winning dining room service for the Belgian Pavilion at the Paris World's Fair — the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, which gave launched Art Deco style. As a purveyor to the royal court of Belgium, the company of Wolfers Frères receives commissions from some of the most important European dynasties. One of his pieces is on permanent display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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