GORGEOUS WMF GEISLINGIN SILVER-PLATED GERMAN FIGURAL CENTERPIECE - 1905. We have the privilege of offering you this stunning WMF, Geislingin, silver-plated German figural centerpiece from the early 20th Century. Circa 1905 and measures 9 1/2" tall x 14 1/4" long x 12 3/4 wide.
Features a beautifully dressed silver-plated figural woman in the center of 3 trays. The tray is beautiful silver-plated with designs in the centers of the trays.
In 3 places between the trays, as you will see in the 7th photograph above. Famous Ostrich mark with WMF/G in a rhombus. The WMF stands for Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik and the G stands for Geislingin.
This hallmark dates this piece between 1903 - 1910. The hallmark B is the letter inscription, which means the use of Britannia metal, which is a tin based alloy, used as a base metal for silvering.The hallmark I/O is a fraction inscription mark, which means the normal thickness of silver deposited onto the surface of the base metal. The hallmark OX is an inscription mark, which stands for oxidized.
The darkening of the silver surface to a grey color. (Information credited to: ASCAS, Association of Small Collectors of Antique Silver). We have not cleaned it, as we leave that up to the buyers. The centerpiece is in beautiful condition and appearance. The figural lady is stunning.The tray has minor wear from use. You will find that there are a few faint scratches and wear to the underside from use.
A very beautiful piece, please review photographs thoroughly. What a great piece to add to a table setting or for any collector. We will break it down for you upon end of sale in the invoice. If you have any questions or concerns, we are easy to get along with. We have photographed every part for you, so that you can see the condition.
Feel free to ask any questions or if you need more detailed photos, we are easy to deal with. Sir Richards Antiques and Fine Art Center. C/o Richard and Barbara Woodard 3487 Waterbury Stowe Road Waterbury Center, Vermont 05677.
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In regard to furniture and accessories, we sell antique furniture and accessories. As most people know, these pieces become more beautiful with age because of movements and distress in the woods, some having restoration. Spindle turnings will not be uniform and swell unevenly with age. Wood tends to get stress fractures on support systems and where wide board construction is used. Eighty-five percent of 18th Century veneers have had some restoration during their life.
Pine secondary woods might fracture, making overlays and veneers have the same fracture lines. Old finishes might alligator, fade, fisheye or darken depending on where the pieces were placed. All of these are desired by a true collector and gives it personality. Do not expect these early pieces to be like new.These pieces age gracefully just as we do, giving them unique personality. We do our best to describe and photograph all items thoroughly but handle a quantity of pieces every day and might miss something. We know if they tick, run, move and are in tune with the quality of sound, but offer no guarantees on these items. You are welcome to personally view or pick your item up at our showroom, which contains Early American to Continental furniture, fine paintings and prints, fine porcelains and glass, plus almost every category pertaining to our past. Open Friday through Monday 10:00 A.