Vintage WMF silver plated match canister safe is in
overall great condition. Small spot on the outside
where the silver plating has worn off. Picture shown.
On the inside there are some burnt spots from the
matches being thrown into canister when still hot. Lid
screws on and off with ease. Maker touch mark WMF
on the bottom.
Needs to be polished, I will do so upon purchase of
Measurement: 4in. tall by 3 1/2 wide.
History of WMF - Wurttembergische Metallwaren Fabrik
Founded in 1880 by the merger of two existing German
companies, the WURTTEMBERGISCHE
METALLWARENFABRIK was, around 1900, the world's
largest producer and exporter of household metalware,
mainly in the Jugendstil style. The company's trademark
was an Ostrich and at, its height, the company had several
production sites in Germany, Austria and Poland and 6.500
workers. Creating over 10,000 different items, from the
teaspoon to enormous table metal centerpieces. The
metals used were mainly pewter with silver plating and
copper, glass is also added to their items mostly in
combination with the mentioned metals. Widely known by
its initials, WMF, the company preferred to create its own
designs and so the main production of the beautiful
creations in Art Nouveau and Art Deco style are from their
own Art studio.
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