Wmf Cobalt Blue Glass Bowl With Figural Silver Plated Rim & Handles Circa 1900
WMF COBALT BLUE GLASS BOWL WITH FIGURAL SILVER PLATED RIM & HANDLES CIRCA 1900. Measures approximately 3 ¼ from base to top of rim; 4 from base to top of figural handle. Diameter of bowl at opening is 5 and width from handle to handle is 7. Signed WMFM which is the mark of. The final M in the signature indicates that the metal on this bowl is actually brass which has been silverplated. Excellent condition; very small minor scratches commensurate with age particularly on the underside where the bowl has contact with a table top or shelf - see photo. In 1853, Daniel Straub, a miller from Geislingen, joined forces with the Schweizer Brothers to form the "Metallwarenfabrik Straub & Schweizer" in Geislingen. This was the second company to be founded by Straub - previously in 1850, from the nucleus of a small repair workshop, which he had set up to work on the construction of Geislingen's famous railway incline, he had founded the Maschinenfabrik Geislingen. This company was involved mainly in manufacturing mill turbines and traded throughout Europe. As early as 1862, the young company distinguished itself by winning a gold medal at the World Exhibition in London. In 1866, following the departure of the brothers Louis and Friedrich Schweizer, the company was renamed Straub & Sohn (Straub & Son). The company showroom, built in 1868 in Berlin, gradually evolved to become the company's first retail outlet. Three years later, the company was already employing 60 workers. By 1880, the number of employees had grown to approximately 200 and the company was already producing 960 different items. 1880 saw the merger between Straub & Sohn and Ritter & Co.
, Esslingen, to form a public limited company under the name of Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik. At the time of the merger, Ritter & Co.
S Esslingen factory was already using the electroplating method of silver plating and had the more modern production facilities at its disposal. Straub's company, on the other hand, was the more profitable of the two.
The item "WMF COBALT BLUE GLASS BOWL WITH FIGURAL SILVER PLATED RIM & HANDLES CIRCA 1900" is in sale since Wednesday, December 25, 2013. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Glass\Bowls". The seller is "davidgrant777" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Color: Blue
- Maker: Unknown
- Primary Material: Mixed Materials
- Age: 1850-1899
- Original/Reproduction: Original