WMF/WMFN , ostrich,I/O Marks on set of Lobster picks ID Help

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WMF/WMFN , ostrich,I/O Marks on set of Lobster picks ID Help

Postby gil957 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:59 pm

Greetings! I have a set of 8 lobster/shrimp forks. some are hand struck WMF(some double struck) and others WMFN, all have a running ostrich and have a second mark looks like I/O. most of the marks are in different order or locations as well.
Haven't been able to find another set. Can some one tell me more about these. I know that they are german(Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) and from the art nouveau period but that's about it.
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Postby Bahner » Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:29 am

Hello, the marks are all WMF marks, the additional N indicates the base metal nickel silver. The I/O is for the standard plating used by WMF: 1 gramm of fine silver spread on 10 by 10 centimeters. The placing of the marks has no meaning, the designer is not known. Best wishes, Bahner
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Thank you Bahner

Postby gil957 » Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:55 pm

Thank you. That is very helpfull. Just what I needed to know. Gil
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Re: WMF/WMFN , ostrich,I/O Marks on set of Lobster picks ID

Postby marycat » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:09 pm

I have a set of 6 identical fruit knives. Only 1 in the set has a makers mark of a pictorial ostrich, followed by a rectangle containing "WMF", followed by a square containing "I/O" ON THE BLADE. The other five (again, I reiterate, IDENTICAL) each have the same markings on the blades: A square containing "IS", the a tiny circle with what looks like a "crown", but I cannot be sure, followed by a rectangle containing "NS".
I know they are very old, and are very beautiful, but I would love more information about them. I joined this board in hopes of some help, I hope I am going about it the right way.
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Re: WMF/WMFN , ostrich,I/O Marks on set of Lobster picks ID

Postby oel » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:09 am

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