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Stainless Steel Flatware65 of 69STAINLESS STEEL DELUXEold german tablespoon bought in a thrift store a few weeks ago
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    Posted 12 years ago

    vetraio50
    (753 items)

    What every modernist household needs: herring servers!
    Two dishes and serving spoons in the original box. The celluloid top of one box is missing. I'm still at a loss about who designed these early pieces for Stelton.

    Stellan + Carton became Stelton in 1960.

    Niels Stellan Høm and Carton Madelaire met in the army and began a trading company. They linked up with a firm called Danish Stainlessnin Fårevejle, Denmark and manufactured a gravy boat that sold like hot cakes in the US in the early sixties. An early administrator/designer was Peter Holmblad, whose step-father was Arne Jacobsen. Holmblad joined the company in 1963, I think, as Export Manager. Arne's designs date from 1967, the famous Cylinda-Line.

    The forks are marked "Denmark / stainless"
    The dishes are marked "stelton / Denmark / stainless / 18/8"

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    1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 12 years ago
      Love it!
    2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 12 years ago
      I love this! (as much as I love herrings, specially those in curry sauce!)
    3. AmberRose AmberRose, 12 years ago
      Have you or will you ever use this? Can you re-purpose this for some other delicious snack?
      I found something that I believe is Stelton yesterday. Will post this afternoon.
      HOpe you are doing really well V!
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 years ago
      Mnay thanks everyone: AmberRose, BELLIN68, austrohungaro, miKKoChristmas11 & inky too!
      They have seen some use, Amber. Herrings and mackerel, anything preserved in oil or brine: rossi e gialli, olives too! They worked well for the modernist "host(ess) with the most(est)" at an impromptu moment or two/three!
      Love that lion!
    5. Hornet Hornet, 12 years ago
      Ciao Vetraio . seem like Alessi Italian Design .
      Have a great Time : ))
      Albert
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 years ago
      Many thanks mrmajestic1! And thanks too to you Alberto!
      You're right, the design is quite similar to the vassoio "Avio" of Carlo Mazzeri & Anselmo Vitale of 1961. I have a fondness of Alessi unlike austrohungaro!
    7. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 12 years ago
      Well, I have to say, Alessi from the 80s and later I don't quite like (there's the occasional nice item from time to time though), but I do like their previous designs, much in the fashion of the time, like Alfra or Avio, specially Avio :)
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 years ago
      On the point of Alfra. I know it's a composite of Fra(telli) Al(essi).
      Is Avio something similar?
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 years ago
      Many thanks scandinavian-pieces!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 years ago
      Many thanks ozmarty!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN!
    12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 11 years ago
      Your very welcome Kevin!!!!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks BHock!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN and NADIA too!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks for the loves TOM31675!
    16. tom61375, 11 years ago
      You are very welcome vetraio50! =)
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!

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