WMF (maybe) Art Nouveau Tray ?

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by bosko69, Feb 21, 2023.

  1. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Here's a piece that's been around for years,it's 14" long and abt 2 1/4'' high.It's brass (the pics make it look gold).I can't find a mark or stamp on it-no WMF Ostrich,nothing.
    Thanks for the educated eyes. Nouv1.jpg Nouv2.jpg Nouv3.jpg Nouv0.jpg Nouv4.jpg
     
  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is Art Nouveau style and beautiful, but it doesn't strike me as WMF.
    WMF Art Nouveau trays are usually asymmetrical and often marked.

    Could it be American?
     
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  3. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    AJ-Could be American.I only found 2 listings on it (Etsy & Ebay),one says WMF and one not-who knows ?
    PS-Right,I think most all WMF is marked,it's a mystery.
     
  4. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    @bosko69, Your very TOP image, the below corner image of the tray I've posted, is that showing writing???? Sometimes it IS, sometimes it's NOT....curious!!!

    BRASS TRAY.jpg
     
  5. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Aquitaine-I'll loupe the area.You and your magic camera,love it !
     
  6. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Bosko I'm wondering why these pictures are so reddish.
     
  7. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Dang-I can't find anything that looks like written language,just stippling in the metal.
     
  8. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Baker-I think I've got to recalibrate the brightness,hue & saturation on my camera.It's got a touch dial on the screen that can get wacky sometimes.
     
  9. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    This is quite the mystery.Could this be Monsieur Lautrec's champagne bowl from the Moulin de la Galette ?
     
  10. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

  11. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Very interesting finds, R20s!
     
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  12. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Great research as always Roaring,superb.
     
  13. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

    Time to share a secret, the quality of output is determined by the quality of the input.

    We use Image Search to seek similar objects for us.

    Using your supplied image, it gathered Carnival Glass and Copper trays.

    Using my version of your image, Image Search yielded Silver trays. The first two images turned-out to be the same tray.

    Screen Shot 2023-02-21 at 10.15.00 PM.png
     
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  14. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Thankyou for sharing your skill & knowledge ! By 'Image Search' you mean 'Google Lens',or is Image Search somewhere else on my computer or in a downloadable program ?
     
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  15. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

    It says Google Images (using Chrome browser). It may be the same thing?
    Screen Shot 2023-02-21 at 11.07.07 PM.png
     
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  16. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Awesome-I found a brass one on Etsy,sold for $312.This is a lot better than Lens.Interestingly,because of the rosy gold color my camera imparted to it-I also got examples of orange carnival glass .
     
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  17. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

  18. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    More-The other three I saw online were silver plate,without an original catalog page-who knows if it was offered in brass & silver,but mine doesn't look stripped.
     
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  19. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I'm just playing make believe with the color:
    1ga.jpg
     
  20. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    there it is.
     
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