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MIXED METALS1 of 19SOLINGER TAILOR SCISSORS/SHEARSTwo Triangular Toast Racks
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Posted 3 years ago

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vetraio50
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I have only two pieces from a set that I know has five pieces. I have a photo of set by Orivit in this design made of sterling silver in 1907. But I am happy to have these two pieces that I bought in second hand store. So far I have not been able to trace the designer of this pattern.

The design is German Jugendstil. In English we use the French term Art Nouveau. The handles have the familiar whiplash design and the typical branching roots feature on the body of both pieces.

The company was founded in 1895 by Ferdinand Hobert Schmitz who had purchased a pre-existing bronze and metal work firm near Cologne, Germany.

In 1898 the word Orivit was listed as a trademark referring to a new luxury pewter line and Orivit items won acclaim garnering a gold medal at the Paris World Exposition of 1900. In 1900 the name of Schmitz's firm was changed to Orivit. The firm employed the revolutionary Huber press which evidently allowed metal to be pressed into the desired form using a highly pressurized system.

In 1905 the firm was taken over by WMF.

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  1. Sque1chey, 3 years ago
    What a find - those are gorgeous!
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks Sque1chey, ozmarty and Ashleycheri.
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks BeauxPurdy!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks BELLIN68!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks AmberRose & miKKoChristmas11!
  6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    This set is AMAZING, LOVELY, IMPPRESIVE... I love it!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks austrohungaro!
  8. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    ditto on all the above -- your amazing -- what are you a fricking computer with a 20 gig hard drive -- again as always thanks for the info -- your better than our city libraries
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Hey, thank you epson233, many thanks.
    Thanks to you too bratjdd!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks inky!

    Xmas Eve is here!

    I'm off to lunch soon with my Mum.

    Over to Balmain at Dawn Fraser's old pub.
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks BHock45!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks SEAN & AEON too!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Cogito!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks ZOWIE!
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks MSL!
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 months ago
    Many thanks MANIKIN!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks for the loves TOM31675!
  18. Aimathena, 11 months ago
    Hi vet, Love these so much!
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks NADIA & AIMATHENA too!
  20. tom61375 tom61375, 11 months ago
    You are very welcome vetraio50! =)
  21. Aimathena, 11 months ago
    You're most welcome Vet
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
  23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
  24. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 days ago
    I've got to love it again... it's such a beautiful set!
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 days ago
    Many thanks NORDICMAN, COGITO, RADEGRUNDER, JEWELS, GARY 'n AUSTRO too!!!!

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