Antique coffee set in early Art-Nouveau style of WMF. Silver plated on Britannia-alloy, with gold washing in creamer and sugar pot. The tableware is marked WMFB, indicating this alloy. This master stamp was used between 1886 and 1903.
WMF Württembergische Metallwaren Fabrik, is a German manufacturer of tableware, founded in 1853 in Geislingen an der Steige. Around 1900, they were the largest manufacturer and exporter of metal kitchen ware, mainly in Jugensstil or Art-Nouveau, these were designed in the WMF design studio, led by chief designer Albert Mayer between 1885 and 1914.
Britannia-metal is an alloy or metal mixture, consisting of 9 or 10 parts tin and 1 part antimony. In England, especially in Birmingham and Sheffield, all sorts of objects are manufactured from it. They are cut using with very fine, greyish-brown sand from the Trento on wooden or leather discs, polished with tripel and brushed with Weener chalk on a woollen rag . There are many galvanic-silver-plated objects (Argent-Christofle) of Britannia-metal on the market, which one cannot distinguish from real silver due to the unique lustre and depth of colour.
Your parcel will be shipped insured and double wrapped (product - filling - box - filling - box). Your parcel will be shipped on the day following your payment. Depending on the destination, your parcel will be shipped by BPOST International, or Mondial Relay. With shipments to France, your parcel will be shipped to a pickup point, for other destinations a home delivery is possible.
- Nombre d’articles
- Service à thé et café
- Métal argenté
- Albert Mayer
- Art nouveau
- Période estimée
- Pays d’origine
- Excellent état, à peine utilisé avec des signes minimes d'usure