A wonderful pair of Copper and Brass ornamental baskets (c1905) by F & R Fischer with classical Art Nouveau motifs, comprising combination plain and hammered finish copper bodies separated by raised wavy-line border, splayed brass feet and wonderful stylised handles. Clear twin fish marks on the bases.
F & R Fischer, Göppingen, between Stuttgart and Ulm in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Göppingen is on the River Fils and just downstream of Geislingen, home of WMF. It was founded in 1874 by Fritz and Robert Fischer. Most of the firm closed during the financial crisis of 1934 but some products were still being made until 1966. They produced well designed art metal hollowware and dishes bearing the distinctive twin fish mark (Ref: www.oldcopper.org).
Excellent condition with only very minor signs of wear/use consistent with age. Measures 33.5cm high by 17.5cm wide.
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