Circa: 1939 - 1950 Country of Origin: Germany Manufacturer: WMF
This WMF Germany Modernist double candle holder is attributed to the Bauhaus industrial designer Wilhelm Wagenfeld. It comes in its original box with two unused, still wrapped ivory colored taper candles. The silverplated candlestick has a brushed and swirled pearlized finish with removable candle cups and is 12-5/8" long by 2-3/4" high.
The candle holder is marked "WMF E.P. Brass Germany". The box is marked only WMF-Leuchter 4889 and WMF Tafelgerat. I would assume from the design that it's from the 1950s but since there is no West or Western designation to the hallmark, it may have been produced before the post-war division of Germany. The candlestick is in excellent condition with no damage or wear, probably never used. The box condition is only fair, with a split lid corner, scuffs, a stain on one end, and tape across the center top and sides.