Rare all silver pocket knife from 1902. The whole knife, also the lemmet is three tower silver marked, which is minimal 830/1000 silver. Weight ca. 29,5 gram. ca. 8½ cm long closed, ca. 15 cm open, 1,8 cm wide at widest point. Note the ring on the side, turn it and the knife opens. A very nice touch!
Marked silver with three towers, as well as the silver mark from silver mark Simon Groth. Very few silver makers were entitled to mark silver, these were named silver guards <guardein>. So two silver marks in two places, on the lemmet and on the knife self. Signs of the highest quality.
1863 - 1904
Peter Hertz opened his workshop in 1834 and for a period of time had a location in Ostergrade but eventually settled on the corner of Kobmagergrade and Kronpirnsengrade in Copenhagen where it exists today. He won exhibitions in Malmo in 1881, Liverpool 1886, Paris 1889, and Chicago 1895, with his jewelry and hollow-ware pieces that showcased scenes from Danish history. In 1906, one of his most notable pieces, a centerpiece with two twelve armed candelabra featuring a scene from the Nordic Edda, of Gefion plowing out Zealand was created. That very year he was also appointed as Court Jeweler. In 1876, his sons, Jacob and Sally continued the silver tradition and opened the first silver factory to use electricity in Denmark, which continued under Johan and Knud Hertz until it was shut down in 1960. Although the select few pieces made under the P. Hertz name are now executed y Erik Sjodahl, the shop itself still remains. Many of the pieces created by P. Hertz at the turn of the century were designed by such notable names as Johan Rhode, Thorvald Bindesboll, and Harald Slott-Moller.