Very fine sterling silver punch set made by Peter Ferner, a Stuttgart, Germany, area silversmith active in the mid 20th century. Ferner was born in Schwabisch Gmund in 1928. His father was owner of the Eugen Ferner factory for silverware there. Peter started as an apprentice at his father's factory and took his master's degree in 1952. He set up his own workshop in Gm?nd in 1956. He taught at the academy at N?rnberg in 1963-4. In 1968 he opened up a shop for jewlery, cutlery etc. The diameter of the tray is 20 1/2 in. (52cm), and the diameter of the punch bowl 12 3/4 in. (32.4cm) The set weighs 207oz 8dwt (6450g), excluding the glass liners.The set consists of a punch bowl, tray, twelve goblets, and ladle. The punch bowl and tray both have shaped rims applied with grapes, grape leaves and vines, and the domed foot of the punch bowl and goblets are chased to match. The punch bowl and tray are fitted with glass liners. All pieces are marked P FERNER STERLING on the bases, and all are in excellent condition.