This listing is for an impressive antique German Art Nouveau bronze mounted porcelain ewer, c. 1900-1905. The porcelain body has a stunning mottled appearance similar to malachite stone. Although unmarked this gorgeous ewer has all the features found on WMF items. The pattern design of the hand-worked bronze trim, handle and lid are documented (pictured) on page 137, picture 207 in the reference book "Art Nouveau Domestic Metalware" from Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabric English Catalog of 1906.
Dimensions: 15 3/4" high (to top of lid) with a base diameter of 4 1/2". Weighs 2.12 pounds.
Condition: This unusual ewer is in excellent Estate condition with no noted flaws in the porcelain or in the bronze mountings which has has naturally aged patina.
History: The Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF) Company was founded in 1880 in Geislingen, Germany and by 1910, the company employed over 4000 workers. They made a variety of products using decorative metals as enhancements, etc. and are most famous for the innovative silver plating process they developed and patented.
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