BELGIAN ART DECO SILVER, WOOD & MIRRORED PLATEAU CENTERPIECE

by Omer de Waegh (1897-1982) for Wolfers Frères
Belgium, circa 1939


Bowl: 19" wide; 8 ¼" long; 5 1/4" high
Mirrored Tray: 25 ¾" wide; 12 ¼" long; 1 1/4" high

This oval-shaped silver centerpiece has ivorine handles and sits on a wood and ivorine stand on a silver and mirrored plateau with ivorine handles.
This is a variation of the Endeavor pattern, one of the rare survivors of the pre-world war production of new models designed by de Waegh of which very few examples exist. Important jewelers in a number of large cities were granted exclusivity for the sale of Wolfers Frères silver, and this piece was sold by J. Krischer in Dusseldorf.

Hallmarks on bowl: Impressed for 835 silver/ Wolfers Frѐres pre-war poincon 3 stars in triangle/ J347/ German Crown & Half Moon/ Krischer N.
Hallmarks on mirrored plateau: Impressed for 835 silver/ Wolfers Frѐres pre-war poincon 3 stars in triangle/ J342/ German Crown & Half Moon/ Krischer N.

LITERATURE:
Raf Steel & Wim Nys, "Art Deco Zilver: Antwerpen-Brussels-Ghent", Provinciebestuur, Antwerp, 1996, p. 53 pictured and discussed on p. 59

Exhibition Only - Inv. #269