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Art Nouveau Jugendstil Pewter Platter Tray Orivit C.1905 Germany
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Art Nouveau Jugendstil Pewter Platter Tray Orivit C.1905 Germany. Platter Tray with stylised art nouveau decoration and fruit berry foliage. Stamped on under for Orivit and design number 2133. Original patina not buffed up; minimal wear commensurate with age. Measures: 18.75 x 11.50 inches. Wilhelm Ferdinand Hubert Schmitz founded Orivit Metallwarenfabrik near Cologne in 1894 and the firm quickly gained attention for their artistic metalware designs. The firm won a Gold Medal at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900 followed by two Grand Prix awards and a Gold Medal at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. The company was acquired by WMF (Wurttembergische Metalwaren Fabrik) in 1905, remaining in business until 1914.