Britannia metal, also called 'Britannium', is a group of hard tin alloys with a silvery-white colour tending towards bluish. The alloy is mainly used for castings, including pewter utensils, ornamental objects or buttons.
Large and splendid Art Nouveau carafe with a slender glass body. The mounting of oxidised silver plating was decorated with an abstract floral décor. Made by WMF (Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik), rare stamp WMFB for Britannia-Metall; around 1900. The designers included Hans Peter, Albert Meyer, Hermann Obrist, Albin Müller and Peter Behrens. No chips, age-related patina, collectible! . No chips, age-related patina, worth collecting!
Dimensions & Details
- In Britannia metal (hard pewter)
- Height 30 cm
- Diameter 13 cm
- Capacity 1 L