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20th Century Decorative Arts

Louis Kuppenheim

Company grounded in 1854 by Louis Kuppenheim (1824-1889) and Heinrich Witzemann, specialized in silver and gold and -enameled artefacts.

On the World Exhibition in 1900 the firm received a gold medal for a letter opener.
In that same year the company opened a branch in the Rue Richelieu 67 in Paris.
In these years some designs by Hans Christiansen were executed, amongst them very delicately enameled silver cigarette cases.
The enamels on the several silver and gold pieces was of very high standard, and sometimes even gems like rubys were applied.
Very famous were the ladies silver vanity cases with cute animals like cats and monkyes that are regularly sold on the better auctions and are very wanted.

Items by Louis Kuppenheim

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