Antique Polish Vincent Norblin Warsaw Table 4 Fork 7 In( Bm ) Britannia Metal
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Antique Polish Vincent Norblin Warsaw Table 4 Fork 7 In( Bm ) Britannia Metal:
four ( 4 )forks
Marked by the inscription "NORBLIN AND COMPANY BM "NORBLIN i Ska ( POLISH )
BM - Britannia Metal is a pewter type alloy favoured for its silvery appearance and smooth surface
The Norblin factory was founded in 1809 by the goldsmith Filip Vorbrodt, who came to Warsaw from the small Anhalt Principality in Germany. His daughter, Henriette Leopoldina Augusta, first married the French silversmith Jean Cerisy and then (after her hudband's death in 1831) another French jeweller Vincent (in Polish, Wincenty) Norblin, the son of Alexander Jean Norblin, owner of a bronze factory in Warsaw. Vincent Norblin (1805-1872) significantly increased the production of silver and bronze items and organised the silver plating. In 1865 he sold the factory to his son Ludwig (in Polish, Ludwik) Norblin (1/2 of the whole capital), daughter Albertina Wilhelmina (1/4 of the whole capital) and her husband A. Teodor Werner (1/4 of the whole capital), who was the owner of another silver foundry in Warsaw. After that, Ludwig Norblin and Teodor Werner united their factories in one large company NORBLIN i Ska (NORBLIN i Spó-ka), which means in English NORBLIN & Co.
However, they continued to work separately, Ludwig Norblin was producing electroplated silver items, while Teodor Werner worked with sterling silver items.
In 1872 Ludwig Norblin (1836-1914) bought a silver plate company from Buch Brothers. In 1893, he organized a new public company Norblin, Buch Brothers & T. Werner .
Like Fraget, Norblin company also successfully survived World War I,
monogram "M K"