This truly stunning antique art nouveau dish is a rare find. It features intricate floral designs and a nymph like Lady in the center. The designs are so typical for the Art Nouveau Era and make it an interesting concept behind the artist's creative vision. It dates back to circa 1895-1904 and was made bei Orivit. It was once use to present candies to guests and would be a magnificent addition to every room.
The plate was made out of ORIVIT metal which is 89,85% pewter; 7,9 % antimony; 1,9 % copper and 0,12 % silver. It has the Orivit hallmark.
About the Company:
The ORIVIT AG was founded in 1894 as "Rheinische Broncegieserei fur Kleinplastiken" in Cologne Ehrenfeld (Germany) by Wilhelm Ferdinand Hubert Schmitz (1863-1939). From 1896, they began the production of luxury items with the so called ORIVIT. This ORIVIT metal is a richer and brighter pewter, that if well polished looks like silver with the advantage of a lesser cost of production and also a reduced oxidation of the metal compared to silver or silverplated items.
In 1901/02, ORIVIT built a new factory in Cologne Braunfels and began to use the new revolutionary press "the Huber Pressverfahren".
Over the years, the Company has won several prizes: in Paris the gold medal at the world exhibition of 1900, in Dusseldorf the 1902 Industrial Design Exhibition and at the 1904 world exhibition in St Louis (USA) they won 2 Grand Prix prizes and 1 gold medal.
Size: circa 9 1/2 Inches in Diameter and 1 1/4 Inch tall
Condition: In good antique condition with a beautiful patina. Please see pictures.
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