Our hallmark stands for quality in design, manufacturing and originality of the used materials.
Unicorn hallmark
Company logo of the silver manufactory
Sonja Quandt

The unicorn as a coat of arms was created under the rule of the Hohenstaufen kings and was given to the city of Schwäbisch Gmünd. It is one of the oldest coats of arms in Baden-Wuerttemberg and was first documented in 1277 as a seal print.
The guilds used the unicorn punch as a reference mark and flag. It served as an official test mark and quality sign for example to lable correct filled barrels or real materials, such as pure silver.

1860 Gebrüder Kühn was honored to be the only silver manufactory with the right to use the unicorn as a hallmark to document quality and tradition.
Handmade and unique
Each product in our collection is unique and a piece of lasting value. From the design to the perfect finish
manufactured with the utmost care.

All Sonja Quandt products are handcrafted unique pieces of verified and certified sterling silver, combined with other high quality materials such as gold, crystal, glass and precious woods.

Our silver products are branded with the following quality labels, which guarantee their origin, authenticity and quality.

Q or unicorn: Company logo of our silver manufactory
moon: Symbol for silver
crown: German manufacturing symbol
925: Fineness of Sterling silver
Wal: 150g exclusive silver plating

Sonja Quandt
Owner & CEO

"My vision is to give precious moments a special relevance, creating lifelong unforgettable memories. "

Brand History

How the silverware factory Gebrüder Kühn,
has become the silver manufactory Sonja Quandt.
Love & passion since 1860
Once upon a time...
Johann Stanislaus Nepomuk Kühn was born on 13 November 1819 as a son of caretaker in Vienna where he also completed his apprenticeship as a silver smith.

As an apprentice and journeyman, he met and married his great love, and founded a gold- and silver smith manufacturer in Schwäbisch Gmünd in 1860.

A living heritage

For over 150 years we have been enchanting tables with silver - all around the world.

Create and inspiring together.
We are proud of our partnerships.
The Meissen manufactory was founded more than 300 years ago as Europe's first porcelain manufactory.
Boca do lobo
Cooperation with the luxury furniture manufacturer Boca do Lobo or the so-called Covet House in Porto, Portugal.
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club, a Coffeetable book on Rolls-Royce was launched in collaboration with a British publishing house.
Imperial Caviar
In addition to the existing, large Selection of caviar bowls by Sonja Quandt,
a individual Caviar collection was designed and manufactured for Imperial Caviar.
Bocuse d´Or
The silver manufactory Sonja Quandt is a sponsor of one of the most prestigious cooking competitions for three years now- the Bocuse d'Or Germany.

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© 2012 imperial caviar gmbh
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