Art Nouveau Silver Eagle Centerpiece by WMF
Item #2016 SOLD
Art Nouveau-Deco Silver and Cut Glass Centerpiece by WMF depicting stylized eagle on vessel. This is a most unique creation, a study in contrasts. It is all at once both delicate and powerful, both “belle and bellicose”. Amazing example of the transition from the sweeping styles of 1900 into the clean lines of Art Deco. During the 1900s through the early 1920s, a fruit or flower filled centerpiece on the table or mantle was a most popular piece of home decor. They are often fanciful and elaborate but this rendition with the chiseled features of the eagle is exceptional! Notice the removable glass insert with its zig zag edging and the utterly dynamic Jugendstil design of the silver work on the vessel. This piece bears the WMF marks and the original catalogue number 309, it is fashioned of Silver plated Britania metal made in 1906.
HEIGHT: 16 in. (41 cm)
WIDTH: 24 in. (61 cm)
DEPTH: 12 in. (30 cm)