A very attractive , ornate and pretty early vintage WMF glass lined octagonal dish with a rigid handle. It has been nicely worked on by the smith. It bears all the appropriate stamps for a WMF piece like this. Some person has scratched ' 38 ' onto the piece ( photographed)- therefore it might very well go back to 1938!
WMF is the abbreviation for Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik, which means Württemberg Metal Factory and was created in 1880 in the small German town of Geislingen on the river Steige (Geislingen an der Steige), after the succesful merger of two smaller silver plate foundries. This company is still active today.
Size : L. 8.5 cm. ( 3 11/32" ) x B. 8.5 cm. ( 3 11/32" ) x H. 14 cm. ( 5 1/2" ).
Weight : 436 g. ( 15.4 ounces ).
Condition : very good - no dents - no chips/cracks to the glass lining.
A WMF , Geislingen, silver plated metal octagonal dish, 1940c.