Nouveau German

WMF German Jugendstil Copper Tray with Impressed Whiplash Leaves, Vine and Berry Motif (LEO Design)

Like most regional Art Nouveau movements, the German Jugendstil used naturalistic elements as decorative motifs.  Here a copper tray is embossed with a pattern of leaves, berries and whiplash-form vines. Perhaps the berries were meant to echo the glasses of berry wine, possibly carried on the tray. It is finished with brass handles and ball feet.  It was made by Württembergische Mettalwarenfabrik, also known as WMF, during the 1910's. Please click on the photo above to learn more about it.


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