It was called the Metallwarenfabrik Fur Kleinkunst Walter Scherf & co in Nürnberg Before Walter Scherf became head of OSIRIS, he worked at the firm ORIVIT, until 1899. From 1899 until 1909 the factory produced 1300 items. They outnumbered the firm KAYSERZINN with some 300 items.
The firm developed a new sort of pewter in 1902: the so-called ISIS metal. The firm worked with great designers They had won several prizes in Turin(1902), the Gold medal of Konig-Ludwig Price (1902), the Gold medal in St Petersburg (1903/1904), the first and second prize in St. Louis, USA (1904), the Gold medal in Cape Town South Africa (1904/1905). In the year 1906 they changed the name from OSIRIS to ISIS Werke Gmbh.Because of bad management, the firm was almost bankrupt and, sadly, in 1909, Walter Scherf took his own life. That was the tragic end of OSIRIS ISIS. The firm became very popular for its Jugendstil designs and acquired many awards for the artis tic implementations. The set is made of silverplate "ISIS" pewter. It is mar ked with Osiris-Isis mark that was in use in 1901 - 1902. The model number is hard to read but it looks like 539. Please note - t his is the original object from the period - the stylish and elegant from the very spe cial artistic epoch. The bowl is in a good condition for the age.
There is some minor wear to the silverplate and minor dings. Otherwise excellent - no breaks o r tears, no repairs. It is 11.5 long, 8" wide, 2.5" tall. Condition: Some minor wear, otherwise excellent.Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "Antique Art Nouveau/Jugendstil Pewter Silver Plated Fruit Bowl by Osiris c. 1902" is in sale since Monday, December 17, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Art Nouveau". The seller is "beer-stein" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.