A princely silver gilt travel cutlery set
Comprising a knife, fork and spoon with removable screw on handles, a spice cruet with an integrated salt shaker, a nutmeg grinder with a screw top lid and a travel candlestick. All pieces monogrammed E beneath a princely crown. In a red fitted case with the original wallpaper lining. H of case 17.5 cm, total weight 641 g.
Presumably Frankfurt a. M., Johann Sebastian Griebel or Johann Sigismund Lemmé, late 18th C.
By repute, the piece is said to have once been in the possession of Prince Ernst zu Schwarzenberg (1773 - 1821), who was canon of Cologne cathedral as of 1782 and domicellarius of the cathdral chapter as of 1783. Following secularisation, shortly before his death, Prince Schwarzenburg became bishop of Raab in Hungars in 1819.