Extraordinary design. High art nouveau centerpiece stand by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische MetallWarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. A four footed curving base with irises in relief leads to a naturalistic column with flanking whiplash elements. An elaborately reticulated framework of art nouveau florals above rippling water like patterns holds a cobalt crystal bowl. The scallop edge bowl has gold enamel floral accents about it's form. Exhuberant whiplash handles complete the stunning center stand. Firm's marks beneath. Dimensions : 13"h, 15"w to handles.
Beautifully interpreted Art Nouveau design. A Mucha-inspired figural maiden with flowing hair upholds a corner of her gown as it undulates about the perimeter of the tray. Pendant irises in relief are further enhanced by cast and applied flowers and fronds in high relief. Made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated in the firm's 1906 catalogue, page 170. Signed beneath. Dimensions: 12 1/4" W., 11 1/2" H.
Fine WMF centerpiece depicting a central maiden with outstretched arms. Whiplash handles flank the high Art Nouveau reticulated form. Relief patterns of flowers and vines sweep about the surface. The crystal liner is cut with complimenting florals. Stabilized crack upon left of liner. Designed by Albert Mayer circa 1900 in Germany in the workshop's 1906 Catalogue page 364. Dimensions: 6 1/8" H, 7" W, 18" L.
WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwaren Fabrik) Vienna Secession design centerbowl for fruit or flowers with original green cut crystal liner. Four supports uphold the wavy oval form with central stylized secession florals in relief. Reticulated curving handles with complimenting florals complete the design. Firm's marks beneath. Made in Germany circa 1909. Dimensions: 4" H, 11" W.
Beautiful reticulated Jugendstil centerpiece made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metalwaren Fabrik) in Germany circa 1900. Flowing whiplash design elements surround a central Art Nouveau maiden in profile. Cut crystal liner completes this stunning piece. Illustrated page 364 in the workshop's well known 1906 Catalogue. 12" L, 4 1/4" H.
An elegant and bold modernist form champagne or wine cooler made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metalwaren Fabrik) in Germany circa 1930's. Relief swirl pattern is highlighted by flanking rosewood handles. Dimensions: 9" H, 10" W.
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An unusual example of WMF (Wurttembergisch Metalwaren Fabrik) Secession design. The superbly executed form consists of a sauciere fashioned as one unit with its attached oval tray beneath. Raised Secession elements reminiscent of Josef Hoffmann Gitterwerk embellish the form. Gilded within. The well known Germany workshop's oxidation marks upon the handle. Made circa 1910. Dimensions: 4 1/2" H, 9 1/2" L.