Ocean Liner Butter Knives
Vintage hotel ware silver-plated WMF butter knives, 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 and beautifully designed butter knives have a wonderful weight, and 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 as sets of 6 or 12 and individually, as you may just wish to buy one simple and elegant butter knife. 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.1930 - 1960
Single knife £7.50
Set of 6 £40
Set of 12 £75
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.
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