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Ocean Liner Flatware


Vintage hotel ware silver-plated WMF knives and forks, made for Holland & America Line, the cruise liner company

Once used in the grand dining rooms on one of Holland & America's cruise ships, now decommissioned, these well-proportioned, well-balanced and beautifully designed knives and forks are a joy to use and once went toward the making of many a sumptuous repast on the ocean wave. Each is marked WMF and the tip of the fork handles bear the hallmark Holland & America circular crest, the Art Deco stylised prow of a large transatlantic steamship (see image).

This is an opportunity to own a little slice of transatlantic ocean liner history, and we are selling this vintage flatware individually, in order for you to make up a set as big or as small as you fancy, or, you may just wish to buy one simple and elegant place setting. We are also offering a discount if you buy a set.  Please make your choice in the box below, once you have studied the options that follow.  

Country of origin: Europe

Date of manufacture: c.1960

Large knife: 23cm £9 / Set of 6 £49

Medium knife: 21.5cm £7.50 / Set of 6 £40

Large fork: 20cm £9 / Set of 6 £49

Medium fork: 18.5cm £7.50 / Set of 6 £40

Condition: good, considering their 60 years of service, with a good share of scuffs and light scratch marks, all of which add to their character and reflect their seafaring history. Not all the knife handles bear the Holland & America logo.

Note: medium knives are serrated, so they can also be used for steak and fruit. 

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