manufacture Carl Hugo Pott will outlast all trends. All sterling silver cutleries have in common the commitment to distinct design and excellent ergonomics.
from Solingen the manufacture Carl Hugo Pott has also made his designs in stainless steel as well as in sterling silver or silver plated, but in last decades Pott decided to make the cutleries exclusively in sterling silver. In opposite to what we've seen from the big silver manufactures in Germany or France, the majority of the silver cutleries made by Pott are finished with a matted surface, unmistakeably typical for Pott, which corresponds to the straight designs of the patterns sketched by Carl Pott. Many designs – like the pattern 33 with the five-pronged fork or the design 35, originally as a Cologne council-silver (Kölner Ratssilber) which strictly continues the concept of the model 33 - all these cutleries are also available in stainless steel and are already described detailed there.
the famous cutlery Pott 81, penned by Hermann Gretsch, member of the Deutscher Werkbund and representative of the new objectivity, as well as the almost fancy appearing design 89 of the goldsmith Alexander Schaffner, which already in 1964 anticipates the forms of the 70s, are made in massive silver. Quite a special position within the sterling silver cutleries of the manufacture takes the design number 86 which Josef Hoffmann made in 1955. Josef Hoffmann, founder of the Vienna Secession and later the Wiener Werkstätte, has a lifework rather characterised by geometrical Jugendstil and cubism. With this background the design to this cutlery with memories to the floral art nouveau seems unique for the brand Pott as well as for Josef Hoffmann. 35 years later Ljubisa Misic summarises the lines of the sterling silver cutleries of Pott once again: Slender straight handles, as with the draughts of Carl Pott, a five-pronged wide fork which was introduced with the pattern 35 and 33 combined with the floral designed bowls of the spoons and the atypical highly polished surface Misic has succeeded a design which proves worthy to the entire Pott range.
of Josef Hoffmann are made of sterling silver exclusively.
The cutleries in sterling silver are made by Pott on demand every year in summer. To guarantee a prompt delivery, we recommend an order at the latest in April.
And: Massive silver of the manufacture Carl Hugo Pott is a statement.
Silver is the first metal of which cutleries were made of and the material has the reputation to possess bactericidal qualities. A sterling cutlery of massive silver is even after decades an object of great value. Depending on the execution real silver objects are not made out of pure silver, but material silver (Ag) are mixed with copper (Cu). The proportionate mass of this alloy is specified in thousandth. So the 800th silver contains 80% of silver and 20% of copper, the 925th silver – also called sterling silver – 7.5% of copper and so on. Therefore, the color of the silver also differs slightly, depending to the percentage of copper in the alloy. Mainly for optical reasons massive silver is galvanized often with a layer of pure silver. Silver is marked with the punch which refers to the punch law of the country of origin. In Germany the imperial crown and the half moon has to be beside the brand of the manufacturer together with the thousandth number as a token for the real silver. In France, however, the head of Minerva in an octagon beside the punch of the manufacture is the juridically correct sign.
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