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12.5 Monumental Pair WMF German 1920 High Art Deco Moderne Brass Hammered Vases
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Today we are thrilled to be offering for sale a very rare and quite substantial pair of WMF brass vases! WMF Group (formerly known as “Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik”) is a German tableware manufacturer, founded in 1853 in Geislingen an der Steige. Through mergers and acquisitions, by 1900 they were the world’s largest producer and exporter of household metalware, mainly in the Jugendstil, or Art Nouveau style, designed in the WMF Art Studio under Albert Mayer, sculptor and designer, who was director from 1884 to 1914. The company is still in business.
These glamorous and highly stylish vases date to the 1920’s and are the epitome of French/European Art Deco. The vases are intricately hand made and detailed and both feature a streamlined, sharp-angled ovoid-shaped body. The vases feature a lightly-hammered textured lower body, with a top band with impressed stylized floral medallions. The pieces are stamped on the bottom with the WMF logo and with the number 125. These fabulous vases will look stunning on a sideboard/console, fireplace mantel, or flanking a Chiparus sculpture and will add high Art Deco style to any interior! The pair of vases present beautifully and are in very good antique condition, with very minor display wear/scuffing and patina commensurate with age. One of the vases has a slight indentation right at the base (hardly noticeable – you can turn it so it faces the back). This outstanding pair of monumental vases will make a crowning addition to any fine Art Deco collection. A special pair for a special (and discerning) buyer! Fresh to the market!
Dimensions: 12.1/2″ in height, 5-5/8″ in diameter