Stylish pair of WMF silver plated candlesticks in the Secessionist style c1890. Candlesticks finished in oxidised antique silver. Pierced stem with abstract geometric design repeated on capital. Supported on a flared rectangular base with breakfront detail and geometric design. Stamped marks to underside of base: WMF export mark used 1895-1903, EP (electroplated), I/0 OX (oxidised antique silver plate). The candlesticks are 19 cm in height. Bases measure 10 cm in width by 8 cm in depth. Candles not supplied.

 

WMF (Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik) traces its origins back to 1853 when the Straub & Schweizer metal works in Geislingen, Germany was established. They merged with Ritter & Co in 1880 – but after financial problems, joined with the Wurttemberg Union Bank to form “WMF”. From its founding as one company, WMF's growth was tremendous - acquiring more factories along the way, notably including "Orivit AG" and "Orion KM". By the end of the 1900's,