Lot 96: WMF, 6-Armed Britannia Metal Art Nouveau Candelabra, c. 1900
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
WMF (est. 1853) Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik [German metal ware factory in Württemberg], c. 1900
Hardly legible hallmarked with the makers mark, B for Britannia metal, numbered 245/6 and further illegible marks
6-armed Art Nouveau candelabra featuring style typical ornaments
Height: 44.4 cm
Provenance: private property Berlin
The chandel holder is in good condition, consistent with age and bearing minor signs of wear.
WMF (est. 1853)
WMF has been producing high-quality household metal ware since 1853. WMF was founded under the name Straub & Schweizer and won the first gold medal at the World Fair in London in 1862. The company merged with Ritter & Co. in 1880 and emerged as the Württembergische Metallwaren Fabrik AG with headquarters in Geislingen. Since then, WMF has been producing worldwide known quality products of leading designs. (nlu)
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