Ferdinand Hubert Schmitz (1863 - 1939) took over the “Rheinische Bronze- und Metallwarenfabrik Johann Heinrich Welke” in 1894 and founded the new ORIVIT AG from this in 1898. In 1905 it was taken over by the Württemmbergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF). The pieces by ORIVIT AG are characterized by a successful mixture of German, French and Belgian Art Nouveau.
Extraordinary, large Art Nouveau soup tureen with original ladle in silver-plated pewter with the serial number 2214 from the period between 1895 - 1905. Contents 3 liters, excellent condition, worth collecting! Lit .: Orivit: Zinn des Jugendstil from Cologne (German) Hardcover - January 1, 1991.
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