Crystal carafe with silver
Artist/Maker: Gebrüder Kühn
Artist/Maker Dates: 1860 - present
Place of Production: Germany
Date of Production: end of 19th - beg. of 20th century
Materials: crystal, silver 800*
Height: 31.0 cm.
Condition notes: Wear consistent with age and use
Founded in 1860 by Johann Stanislaus Nepomuk Kühn. His sons Emil and Gustav Kühn succeeded to their father as Gebrüder Kühn. In 1914 a third generation takes over the business: Max Kühn and Gustav Kühn jr. (dead c. 1940). After the death of Max (1918), Karl Veit entered as partner managing the firm enlarged up to 300 employees. After his death (1953) two sons of Karl, Werner and Rolf Veit, acquired the full property of the company from the Kühn family achieving great success from the collaboration of designer Karl Dittert (1959). In 1984 Sonja Quandt takes over the management of the company simplifying production on high-end and quality products. The firm is now active under the style Gebr. Kühn Silbermanufaktur GmbH & Co. KG
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