What's for sale?
This is a copper and brass wine jug or pitcher with lid. It was made in the early 20th century by the famous German manufacturer WMF.
It has a slender, elegant shape with a flared base, decorated at top and bottom with a repeating, embossed pattern of stylized leaves and grapes.
It has a long, angular handle in brass, with thumb press for the lid and a brass finial. As with all copper-bodied servers, the interior is lined with tin to make it safe for food use.
Who made it and when?
It was made by the German metal ware manufacturer WMF (Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik). On the base is the maker's mark, a rhombus with a running ostrich, which dates this example to around 1925 to 1930. Above it is an impressed "117", probably relating to the combination of materials and finish used. This shape and pattern were manufactured from around 1910 onwards.
What condition is it in?
- In good condition
- It has a nice, even patina which catches the light with some colourful reflection.
- There are a several scratches on the body, either side of the spout
- There is a small dent to the base and several others below the pattern, where the base meets the body
- There is a dent beneath the finial and the lid is slightly off-square
- The hinge and lid work well
- The tin lining is intact apart from some wear inside the lid
What are the measurements?
- 35cm high (13.75 inches)
- 16cm from spout to handle (just over 6.25 inches)
- 11cm in diameter at the base (just over 4.25 inches)
- Capacity is 1 litre
- 703 grams
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