In 1872, Otto Leonard Wiskemann - a descendant of a German family with a long history in silversmithing - started a workshop in the Rue des Longs Chariots in Brussels. In the years before he had worked as an apprentice in Paris, where he learned the necessary tricks of the trade. He had also witnessed the introduction of electroplating to continental Europe by Charles Christofle, who had bought the pattents from England. Thanks to this experience and knowledge, Otto was able to start a company in the 1870s that would later become the best-known silversmith in Belgium and a figurehead of quality. The company experienced its heyday between the two World Wars, and eventually went under in the 1970s; the close of a century of history in Belgian silversmithing.
- Wiskemann, Brussel - Silver Plated Cutlery Set - N. 7 "Louis XIV" & N. 20 "Louis XVI"- 129-piece/12-pax. - Belgium, 1930-1960
Splendid silver-plated set of cutlery by Belgian house of Wiskemann. The pieces are decorated in the style of Louis XIV - referred to in Wiskemanns's 1931 sales catalog as "N.7 Louis XIV" and beautifully adorned with a scallop (a…€ 950,00
- A set of 6 silver-plated fish knives - Orfevrerie Wiskemann - N. 17 "Louis XVI"
A set of 6 silver-plated fish knives by Orfevrerie Wiskemann, one of Belgium's most renowned silversmiths. The Louis XVI pattern features an elegant decoration of ribbons and cross-bands. This is one of the oldest patterns by…€ 120,00
- Wiskemann, Brussels - Art Deco Silver plated Lade- Belgium, 1940-1960
A silver plated Art Deco ladle, made in the style by the Belgian company Wiskemann somewhere in the period between 1940 and 1960. The soup spoon has an elegant shape with a flat end, with an Art Deco ornament at the bottom of the…€ 59,00