Antique Wmf (württemberg) Silver Plated Creamer For Sale
This is a silver platedAntique creamer made by
WÜRTTEMBERGISCHE METALLWARENFABRIK (WMF) GERMANY
WMF is the abbreviation for Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik, which means Württemberg Metal Factory and was created in 1880 in the small town of Geislingen on the river Steige (Geislingen an der Steige), after the succesful merger of two smaller silver plate foundries. This company is still active nowadays
This firm has an unbeatable reputation as a pioneer in silver plate production of Art Nouveau items. The famous Antiques Price Guide of Judith Miller (published annually by Dorling Kindersley Ltd.) gives two whole pages for the description of WMF metal ware Art Nouveau products. In this catalogue no other European firm, active in this area in the beginning of XX century, is mentioned, neither Christofle, nor Arthur Krupp Berndorf, nor Wellner. The sale prices for WMF pieces are also rather high. At the same time the silver coating on WMF items is usually of much lower quality than that on the products of the above-named firms. This could be explained by the history of this foundry. Carl Haegele, head of a small enterprise which was a predecessor to WMF, produced his first electro-plated items rather late, in 1871. On the contrary, Charles Christofle, already had in 1844 a similar technology in operation. It should be also emphasized that WMF factory made a lot of experiments with different base metals for silverplating
This piece as you may see by the hallmarks Marked by the ostrich and two inscriptions "WMF" and "G" (Geislingen an der Steige) in a rhombus, placedin a beehive with smooth round arch. Note the simplified shape of the "F" letter. The beehive size is 2.1 x 2.3 mm. The sizeof the arch is 2.1 x 0.9 mm. Sometimes, the smaller version of this mark is applied, with the beehive size down to 1.2 x 1.3 mm and the arch size down to 1.2 x 0.5 mm. "I/O" means normal silver coating which is equivalent to 1 gram of silver per 1 dm2 of base metal surface. The mark was used from 1910 until about 1918. This piece needs a bit of restoration, the spout is missing I would have it done by my local silversmith myself, It's no big deal but I have no time, eventually I will get around to it and will update the item and price accordingly.
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