WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) is a German company that was founded in 1853 by Daniel Straub as a small metalware factory in Geislingen an der Steige, a town in the state of Baden-W├╝rttemberg. The company became known as the W├╝rttembergische Metallwarenfabrik in 1880, following the merger of Straub & Schweizer of Geislingen and A. Ritter & Co. of Esslingen. The factory's main production was of metal and electroplated household wares, but they also made electrotype reproductions of historical metalware.

Initially, WMF produced household items such as cutlery, scissors, and kitchen tools, but the company expanded its product range over the years to include decorative metal objects and luxury goods such as champagne buckets and candelabras. WMF also became known for its innovative designs, which incorporated elements of Art Nouveau and other contemporary art movements.

In the early 20th century, WMF began to produce silver-plated tableware and other decorative more...

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A WMF figural silver plate desk set, late 19th century, with…

19th Century WMF Figural Silver Plate Desk Set with Bell

A WMF figural silver plate desk set, late 19th century, with bell, inkwell and blotter, 23 cm high

Art Nouveau WMF silver plate ink stand with an in relief young…

WMF Art Nouveau Silver Plate Ink Stand

Art Nouveau WMF silver plate ink stand with an in relief young women and floral decoration, original glass ink insert, marked and numbered to base, width 31 cm

WMF hand beaten silver cigarette box cedar lined sectional…

WMF Hand-Beaten Silver Cigarette Box with Cedar Lining (106)

WMF hand beaten silver cigarette box cedar lined sectional interior and marked WMF 106

Cast metal rooster cocktail shaker marked 'R' to foot, possibly…

Cast Metal Rooster Cocktail Shaker, 26 cm Height

Cast metal rooster cocktail shaker marked 'R' to foot, possibly WMF, height 26 cm

Early WMF brass inkwell & pen stand including brass lidded…

WMF Brass Inkwell & Pen Stand, 1920s

Early WMF brass inkwell & pen stand including brass lidded inkwell, with glass liner, integrated to brass pen stand, with embossed decoration, circa 1920s, length 27 cm approx. WMF mark to base.

WMF Nouveau figural inkwell

Nouveau Figural Inkwell

WMF Nouveau figural inkwell

Good antique WMF copper & brass desk set Art Nouveau design in…

Art Nouveau Copper & Brass Desk Set with Inkwell

Good antique WMF copper & brass desk set Art Nouveau design in copper and brass, to pen holder and matching ink well, with glass liner.

A brass Art Nouveau letter rack, in the manner of WMF and an…

Art Nouveau Brass Letter Rack and Inkstand from Coote Estate

A brass Art Nouveau letter rack, in the manner of WMF and an inkstand with foliate decoration. Provenance: The Estate of Emeritus Professor Brian Coote CBE, FRSNZ (1929 - 2019)

WMF style plated inkwell

WMF Plated Inkwell

WMF style plated inkwell

A large WMF glass and Silver-Plated punch decanter, 1910-1914,…

WMF Glass and Silver-Plated Punch Decanter with Ice Cooler

A large WMF glass and Silver-Plated punch decanter, 1910-1914, ostrich trademark for Wurttembergische Metallwaren Fabrik, the tapering jug with a waterfall arrangement of flute cuts and scroll, motifs, with a thread edged collar and flat lid, the bracket…

Hector Morrison golfing Trophies incl sterling silver…

Hector Morrison's Sterling Silver Golf Trophies

Hector Morrison golfing Trophies incl sterling silver substantial collection of early 20th century golfer Hector Morrison golfing trophies, trophy list, 1. Caulfield golf club, 1904 Champion, hallmarked sterling silver London c1904 by Edward Barnard &…

Art Nouveau novelty bronzed duck head cigar cutter possibly by…

Bronzed Duck Head Cigar Cutter by WMF

Art Nouveau novelty bronzed duck head cigar cutter possibly by WMF.

WMF Art Nouveau S/P desk stand oblong shape with lidded central…

Art Nouveau Desk Stand with Inkwell

WMF Art Nouveau S/P desk stand oblong shape with lidded central inkwell

A WMF silver plated tantalus, early 20th century, with tapering…

Silver Plated Tantalus with Three Fluted Bottles

A WMF silver plated tantalus, early 20th century, with tapering arched sides the top section with a 'C' scroll vegetal and gadrooned handle, with bar and ball partitions holding the original three conical fluted bottles, with key, stamped underside.…

A WMF Art Nouveau silver plate and green glass liqueur decanter…

Art Nouveau Silver Plate Decanter Set with Green Glass Liner

A WMF Art Nouveau silver plate and green glass liqueur decanter and five cup set, the decanter with maiden and sinuous floral decoration, some deterioration, the green glass liner with engraved detail, the five conforming cups with small chip to one rim

WMF Art Nouveau ink stand

Art Nouveau Ink Stand

WMF Art Nouveau ink stand

An Art Deco WMF silver plated 'Polar Bear' Inkstand, circa 1920,…

Art Deco Polar Bear Inkstand

An Art Deco WMF silver plated 'Polar Bear' Inkstand, circa 1920, depicting a bear clambering over glacier form hidden inkwells above pen tray, marked EPNS and faint impression of impressed mark, 35 cm width x 18 cm high.

Antique silver plate WMF figural 'maiden' inkwell/desk set.…

WMF Maiden Figural Inkwell & Desk Set

Antique silver plate WMF figural 'maiden' inkwell/desk set. Impressed marks to base, approx, approx 20 cm high, 18 cm wide, 18 cm deep

A silver plated polar bear and iceberg inkwell by WMF, Austrian,…

WMF Polar Bear and Iceberg Inkwell, 1930s

A silver plated polar bear and iceberg inkwell by WMF, Austrian, circa 1930, signed. 35 cm wide, 20 cm deep

A WMF Art Nouveau figural maiden cigar lighter / lamp c.1900.…

WMF Art Nouveau Maiden Cigar Lighter/Lamp

A WMF Art Nouveau figural maiden cigar lighter / lamp c.1900. Silver plated base metal. Stamped 'WMF' to base. Height 19 cm

An Art Deco tantalus in a WMF silverplated frame, circa 1920,…

Art Deco WMF Silverplated Tantalus with Decanters

An Art Deco tantalus in a WMF silverplated frame, circa 1920, two squat rectangular decanters with pendant fan style incisions with silvered mounts and having faceted mushroom style stoppers, enclosed in a lockable frame, marked WMF and Alemania with…

A WMF copper inkwell, Austrian, circa 1905, stamped mark to lid

Austrian WMF Copper Inkwell, Circa 1905, Stamped Mark

A WMF copper inkwell, Austrian, circa 1905, stamped mark to lid

WMF Art Nouveau figural inkwell early 20th century, silvered…

Art Nouveau Maiden Inkwell

WMF Art Nouveau figural inkwell early 20th century, silvered metal depicting maiden with book with glass ink bottle insert. Height 19 cm

A WMF silver plated tantalus, circa 1920, the ring handle over…

WMF Silver Plated Tantalus with Three Decanters

A WMF silver plated tantalus, circa 1920, the ring handle over a tripartite locking mechanism holding three stoppers and three reeded decanters in a stand with pierced holders with floral swags and scroll border on a tripartite stepped base. Height 35 cm.

WMF electroplated tantalus with three cut glass bottles with…

WMF Tantalus with 3 Cut Glass Bottles & Key

WMF electroplated tantalus with three cut glass bottles with key. Height 38 cm

WMF Secessionist electroplated cigar box. Length 21 cm

WMF Secessionist Cigar Box - 21cm Length

WMF Secessionist electroplated cigar box. Length 21 cm