Object Number: #409
Gustav Friedrich Gerich
City’s hallmark:a “pyr” with “N” underneath for Augsburg, 1802-3 (Seling 2007, no. 2810)
Maker’s mark:“GFG” for Gustav Friedrich Gerich (Seling 2007, no.2524)
Provenance: Coat of arms of the House of Savoy
weight: 3377 gr.
The lips are flat, curved and adorned with a raised laurel band. The well is recessed. The underside of each plate with the engraved coat of arms of the House of Savoy and the marks.
The House of Savoy is a dynasty that has ruled the territories of Savoy (today partly in France) and Piedmont since the High Middle Ages and that placed the kings of Italy from 1861 to 1946.
At times, the dynasty also ruled parts of Western Switzerland, the county of Nice, the Valle d’Aosta and Sardinia.
Gustav Friedrich Gerich was born around 1726 in Barfusdorf/Pomerania. In 1769, he became a master craftsman and married in the same year for the first time, then again in 1776 and 1795. Gerich died in 1808. His widow Elisabetha Jakobina Mayr led the workshop after his death. Gerich had specialized in high quality silverware and many of his objects are now in private and public collections. Gerich worked on several parts of tableware for the House of Savoy.