German Brass

German Jugendstil Brass Tray with Pierced Handles (LEO Design)

Another brass tray—from another part of the world—is every bit as handsome as yesterday’s example (in its very different way).  Hand-hammered of brass by the Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF) in Geislingen an der Steige, Germany, circa 1910, it typifies handsome German Jugendstil—the Art Nouveau Movement of Germany.  It’s not large; perfect for 8-10 sherry glasses, or in a kitchen or dressing room to hold bottles.  It would also make a most-handsome desk accessory, holding pens, clips and other stationery necessities. Please click on the photo above to learn more about it.