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Very Early Babette Schweizer Cutlery Tray with Utensils #194-14 SOLD

Status: Sold
This is one of Babette Schweizer's earliest products, made sometime around 1870. It is the earlier version of the cutlery tray with utensils. It is made in a similar fashion as the later model, but is quite different upon close examination. The forms and the center handle, which is heart shaped, is beautifully made. Also, they are gilded, the heart shaped handle is a gold gilt and the rest of the tray is enameled in red. Quite startling when one is used to the later version (starting sometime around 1892). All pieces are soft metal. There are 2 forks, 2 spoons and 2 knives. The overall length of the tray is 2 5/8" and each utensil is 2 3/8" long. The utensils fit perfectly inside the tray. These are very fragile and delicate pieces. Because of how old they are, they show age; there are bends in the utensils and the red enameling has some flaking, but it is a rare, lovely and early set. No markings, whereas the later version is generally marked Germany. This is a great size for a larger scale dollhouse or as an accessory for a doll. This is the first time I have ever seen this very early version of this very rare cutlery tray and utensils.

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