Geislingen-Steige: Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik, 1933. Paperback. An trade catalogue showing b&w illustrations of glassware decorated with fruit, leaves, birds, and flowers, with the corresponding separately bound price list.
"WMF, or the Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik, is a metal works in Germany specialising in decorative metal and silver-plated items. They started making their own glass inserts for this metal-ware in 1883. Hugo Debach became director of the company in 1904, and when the original 1883 glass house was destroyed during the First World War he had a new glassworks built, which opened in 1922. Production of glass inserts for metal goods continued as before, but the company employed designers to develop new techniques, and Karl Wiedmann developed MYRA-Kristall with its beautiful iridized surface. This was launched in 1926 along with IKORA-Kristall, with its coloured inlays and patterns of bubbles. Both types of glass were very successful and continued in production for about ten years, until production of art glass virtually ceased in Germany prior to the War." (The Glass Encyclopedia) This catalogue shows glassware before production stopped for WWII.
Oblong 4to, blue paper covers with silver titles on front, staplebound, 20pp, b&w images throughout. Price list 8vo, 8pp, staplebound, cream paper with black text. Catalogue cover sunned, slt chipped with loss at front top edge, and rear edges. Internally clean and bright. Otherwise very good condition. Item #28142