WMF planished box c1915. Arts and crafts in style. Planished sides and oval decorative panel on lid. Silver plated brass – however most of the silver plate has been lovingly polished off! Wood lined. WMF running ostrich in beehive mark used on silver plated items between 1910 and 1925. The box measures 15cm x 10 cm x 7cm. Given a light clean to retain its attractive finish and aged patina.
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.
WMF Planished Trinket / Jewellery Box c.1915
Other than the loss of most of its silver plating as mentioned in the description, the box is in excellent condition with no damage to its outer. Wood liner is complete. Hinge to lid is solid and functioning perfectly. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.