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Rare BRITTANIA Silverplate Inkwell German Gnome WMF B Württemberg Metal Factory
Rare-BRITTANIA-Silverplate-Inkwell-German-Gnome-WMF-B-Wurttemberg-Metal-Factory
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Sep 01, 2014
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US $1,850.00
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Woodstock, Georgia, United States

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Country of Manufacture: Germany

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Württemberg Metal Factory Inkwell with Gnome

We have found a very nice old 1800's German inkwell.  It has a very nice gnome holding a stick perhaps stirring the pond or fishing.  Also there is a tree trunk that has a lid and underneath is the inkwell.  It is in remarkably good condition and seems to have a hole on the front.  At first I thought it was missing a gnome or other decorative item.  But I believe that at one time there was a little plaque, possibly brass, that had written the name of the manufacturer.  I believe this because I found a similar WMF item, a tobacco holder, and it has a little brass shield attached in a similar hole.

On the bottom of one of the feet of the stand has the marking WMFB.  .


The following is an excerpt from the ASCA website.
WMF is the abbreviation for Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik, which means Württemberg Metal Factory and was created in 1880 in the small town of Geislingen on the river Steige (Geislingen an der Steige), after the succesful merger of two smaller silver plate foundries. This company is still actived. 

More information about the company and information about the silver mark is available on line at the ASCA website:

http://www.ascasonline.org/windowAGOST63.html


Sometimes the inscription "WMF" is fused with the additional "B" mark that means Britannia metal base (rare), or with the "M" mark that means brass base (even more rare) and after that the whole inscription looks as "WMFB" or "WMFM" (photos from the Internet).
One of the earliest WMF marks, used from 1880 until around 1918.

 

 

 Lots of images for you to inspect the cutter.  Feel free to email if you have any questions.  Will ship in the US and Worldwide  USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation.

All merchandise is sold "AS-Is". Full refund of the purchase price will be given if the merchandise is not as described in the listing. ALL shipping fees, both to and from customer is non- refundable including insurance and handling fees. Merchandise must be returned in original condition. refund period is 14 days after delivery to purchaser. 

In our business we often obtain complete or partial residential estates. We offer these estate items for sale on eBay.   We always welcome knowledgeable comments, questions, or concerns about any item we are selling. Your help is appreciated.

 

 

 


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