Shiebler Sterling Silver 24-Piece Flatware Set in American Beauty Pattern with Original Gilding
Shiebler sterling silver 24-piece flatware set in American Beauty pattern with original gilding. This set contains 6 cocktail forks with gilding (6 in), 5 dessert forks (6 in), 6 bowl table spoons with gilding (8.75 in), 6 Teaspoons (8.75 in), and 1 flat butter spreader (5.5 in). The set is from 1896 and features the American Beauty rose and thorn details.
George Shiebler founded his company in 1875 and it quickly expanded. Shiebler was a highly skilled and innovative designer and over the years obtained a number of patents flatware patterns and souvenir spoons. The company was especially noted for his medallion work, inspired by the excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum, oxidized silver and transparent enamel work. Some of the finest enamel works done in the United States came from the Shiebler factory. Two special artists were employed for this work alone. Five designers and nine die sinkers created exclusive designs and dies which made George W. Shiebler famous in every silver and jewelry house of the country. The company was dissolved in 1910, and Shiebler worked thereafter for Gorham.