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. 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, they were the world's largest producer and exporter of household metalware. For information on WMF visit our Maker's History pages.
Pair of WMF Antique Silver Plated Candlesticks in the Secessionist Style c1890
These candlesticks are in very good overall condition commensurate with age. Minor blemishes to the finish on one base (which appear from original). Antique silver plate in very good condition with no signs of wear. Very good condition visible in images. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.