Cartier Schroth 1950 Handmade Sterling Silver/Coffee Tea Service
Being offered is a a fine circa 1950 handmade sterling silver coffee/tea service with tray by retailed by Cartier of New York and designed by Schroth, of Montville, New Jersey, in the moderne style, the tea and coffee service in an octagonal design with wooden handles and finails comprising tea pot, coffee pot, sugar bowl with cover, creamer and tray. Dimensions coffee pot 11 1/2 inches high by 10 inches across handle and spout, tea pot 8 1/2 inches high by 11 inches across spout and handle, creamer 4 inches high by 5 inches across handle and spout, sugar bowl with cover 3 1/2 inches high by 5 inches across diameter of body, tray 13 1/2 inches square. No monogram. Marked as illustrated in photo. In excellent, if not pristine condition.
Wolf Schroth was head silversmith for Tiffany & Company during the years 1967 through 1970 before purchasing the old 'Hickock-Matthew' company in Newark, N.J. Schroth moved Hickok-Matthew to Montville, NJ. The Schroth company specialized in fine handwrought sterling silver holloware and roduced items for Cartier, Georg Jensen and many private and famous individuals. Items ranged from items as small as thimbles to complete tea/coffee services as well as flatware.
Not all Cartier pieces were marked with the 'Schroth' signature. The majority were not If Schroth designed the piece, then his mark would be placed on the piece. Many of the items for Cartier or Jensen were designed them, so were only marked with their hallmarks. Schroth also produced items for the White House such as sterling cigar/cigarette boxes, chargers, picture frames, etc., which were all diplomatic gifts, many of which carried the presidential seal.
Win Schroth carries on the tradition of his father Wolf Schroth.