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Post by Sandman1 on Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:24 pm

Is WMF as in "Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik"?
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Re: WMF

Post by berenice on Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:39 am

WMF is the abbreviation and mark for "Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik", in first place known for their metal ware, if this was the question.
pic of one of their metal marks

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Post by Sandman1 on Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:11 pm

Ahhh, that's what I thought, but now that I look closer, it sems it's specific to WMF pieces designed by Wilhelm Wagenfeld rather than WMF as a general subject. I only have one piece of WMF and it's a pottery wall plate...likely not Wilhelm Wagenfeld. 4 Mr Moosehead
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Post by berenice on Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:14 pm

Sandman1 wrote:Ahhh, that's what I thought, but now that I look closer, it sems it's specific to WMF pieces designed by Wilhelm Wagenfeld rather than WMF as a general subject. I only have one piece of WMF and it's a pottery wall plate...likely not Wilhelm Wagenfeld. 4 Mr Moosehead

Wagenfeld made designs in the 50s for WMF as well as for "Braun" and "Putzler". His most famous piece is the so
called "Bauhaus lamp WG24" where he started his apprenticeship as a silversmith in the 20s.
But nevertheless WMF metalwork is collectible, patinated vases and Jugendstil pieces highly and Art Deco pieces are not bad either, although it's got nothing to do with Wagenfeld. I have some very nice WMF Art Deco metal pieces. It was always mass production, but quality and good design.
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Post by FLW on Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:16 pm

for more information on Wagenfeld and WMF have a look here

http://potteryandglass.forumandco.com/german-glass-f18/wmf-wagenfeld-t183.htm#15987
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Post by berenice on Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:48 am

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Post by berenice on Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:01 am

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Post by berenice on Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:29 am

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Post by berenice on Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:39 am

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Post by berenice on Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:04 am

Wagenfeld design 1952/53 , meat platter 32/17,5cm + 42/22cm,  available in 3 sizes, here the smallest and the largest





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Post by berenice on Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:19 am

Wagenfeld designed 1952/53
Jelly box with 2 bowls of pressed glas inside 22,5/11cm





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Post by Sandman1 on Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:00 pm

berenice wrote:Art Deco isolated coffeepot, shell silver plated-inside felt, WMF D.R.P.(Deutsches Reich Patent)
Ceramic pot Bauscher/Weiden
between 1927 and 1945/ probably 30s







I saw one of these at a charity shop a while back. Still kicking myself for leaving it there. flogging a dead hors
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Post by Sandman1 on Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:03 pm

Any idea when it was made? I had one source tell me pre-war and another tell me 70's.



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Post by Pottyaboutpots on Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:26 pm

Looks pretty new to me, I would go for the Seventies, absolutely.
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Post by bockschuss on Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:53 pm

Are you all sure that the past 6-7 posts are Wagenfeld? Not ALL of WMF is designed by Wagenfeld.
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Post by Pottyaboutpots on Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:55 pm

That's actually true. The last one definitely is not.
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Post by Colourfan on Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:40 pm

Madbrit wrote:Post any WMF in here

The thread has been thrown open to any WMF items hence the free ranging posts.
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Post by bockschuss on Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:59 pm

Colourfan wrote:
Madbrit wrote:Post any WMF in here

The thread has been thrown open to any WMF items hence the free ranging posts.

Oh, didn´t see that of Madbrit. Just thought, cause it´s a thread in "Pottery and Glass :: Commercial :: Mid Century Modern :: WMF-Wagenfeld Designs"
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Post by Pottyaboutpots on Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:59 pm

Well it's a bit of a double message, maybe Kev can clarify it when he comes back.
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Post by FLW on Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:25 pm

Sandman1 wrote:Any idea when it was made? I had one source tell me pre-war and another tell me 70's.




as far as I can remember, WMF had a pottery studio in the 1930ties...
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Post by berenice on Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:28 am

look here Sandman

http://books.google.ch/books?id=JUeP-Ft859EC&pg=PA197&lpg=PA197&dq=WMF+Stempel&source=bl&ots=lVzob61WgV&sig=DRg0GKQKXT4AocBdZqQt5F-CMcE&hl=de&ei=JsaASrDtLYGZ_QaLm-25Cw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3#v=onepage&q=WMF%20Stempel&f=false

I would agree, after 1965

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Post by berenice on Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:43 am

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Re: WMF

Post by Pottyaboutpots on Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:57 pm

Sweet. Should be one for Berenice!



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Post by michajoli on Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:26 pm

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Post by bockschuss on Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:08 pm

Sandman1 wrote:Any idea when it was made? I had one source tell me pre-war and another tell me 70's.




Judging from the craqueled porcelain I would go for late 1950s -latest-, in the 1970s WMF had turned to far more up to date designs already.
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