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Martin Mayer, Mainz: Art Deco sugar tongs, probably by Peter Behrens

Martin Mayer, Mainz: Art Deco sugar tongs, probably by Peter Behrens


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Continental: Pre 1930: Item # 1420973
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Hammered silver sugar tongs from Martin Mayer in Mainz, Germany, c 1920-30. Martin Mayer’s firm, founded 1888, was a well-known manufacturer of silver cutlery and jewelry until it was confiscated by the Nazis in 1938. Peter Behrens, Hans Christiansen and Patriz Huber are known to have worked for Martin Mayer. Of these, Behrens - one of the founders of the Deutscher Werkbund – is the most likely to have designed these sugar nips. German silver standard mark (crown and 835) and makers mark MM. Length "3 ½ / 9.2 cm. Condition: fine.
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