Striking WMF Art Nouveau centrepiece bowl finished in antique silver c1915. Shaped original clear glass liner within a pierced, twin handled frame with sinuous stylised foliate and floral design around its body. Stamped with the WMF "running ostrich" within a beehive (used circa 1910-1925). We elected to leave the silver plated finish with a minimal clean to leave its antique look and patina. Could easily be cleaned further if desired. The centrepiece measures 31 cm in width (including handles) and 12.5 cm maximum height. Maximum depth is 12.5 cm.
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.
WMF Art Nouveau Oval Centrepiece With Shaped Glass Liner c1915
The centrepiece is in excellent condition commensurate with age. The silver plate is in very good condition with no significant signs of wear - retaining its original "aged" patina. No chips, cracks or scratches to the glass. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.
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