A wonderful desk or counter-top accessory. The WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) reticulated Jungendstil table bell emits a splendid ring...Ring upon a twist of the finial. Illustrated on page 31 of this workshop's well-known 1906 catalog. Firm's marks beneath. Made in Germany circa 1905. 2 3/4" H., 4 1/4" W.
Georgian wine funnel made in England circa 1830. The Sheffield plate funnel has deeply notched edging, leaf design detail and an acorn-form rim tab. A gilded strainer completes the form. 3 1/4" W., 6" H.
An Edwardian carved mother of pearl silver plated bread fork from the 1900-1910 era. This ornate and out of the ordinary example of Victorian and Edwardian table serving pieces measures 8-5/8" long and it has the shape and three tines found on bread serving forks of this period (however it can be used for whatever purpose you wish). It has fancy high relief finials with acanthus leaves and flowers, a stepped finial and fancy modelling of the silver plate links...
Stunning design. Secession fluted bowl is supported by three spheres. A complementing, curved, geometrically incised base upholds the spheres. Remarkable design by the Arthur Krupp Berndorf workshop in Esslingen, Germany circa 1915. A distinctive Josef Hoffman influence. Firm's marks beneath. 5 3/4" W., 8 3/4" H.
A stunning example of WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Art Nouveau at its finest. The large reticulated centerpiece depicts swans floating across rippling waters among lily pads. High Art Nouveau whiplash handles rise at each end of the oval form. A cobalt crystal liner rests within the framework. Four naturalistic floral inspired supports uphold the elegant form. Made in Germany circa 1907. Impressed workshop marks beneath. Dimensions: 17 1/2" L, 8 1/4" W, 6" H.
In sizes provenance estate of Yolande Fox Georgetown, Washington D.C.
Lovely, romanticized Art Nouveau wine bottle stand from the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metalwarrenfabrik) workshop in Germany, circa 1907. Flowing florals rise above a series of six fish as they swim through wave-like Art Nouveau tendrils. Workshop marks beneath. 3" H., 4" W.
Estate of Yolande Fox, Georgetown, Washington, DC
Telescoping, good condition.
Estate of Yolande Fox, Georgetown, Washington, DC
Art Nouveau bottle stand with rambling roses in high relief. The stand with its naturalistic design was made in Germany circa 1910. 3 1/8" H., 4" W.
Lovely salver, or tray with a beautifully detailed, swirling fern pattern upon the surface. Shell forms in relief enhance the border with bead edge accents. Supported by three bun feet. The elegant tray was made by Hamilton & Laidlaw in England circa 1890.
The design of this piece is delightful and quite mad! It is primarily an Egyptian Revival piece, centering the Goddess Hathor (a goddess of music, dance, foreign lands and fertility who helped women in childbirth [Wikipedia]). She is wearing big earrings, and her usual headdress. She seems to have a flower in her hair, and in front of her there is greenery tied by a ribbon with a bow (we can’t tell if it’s laurel or mistletoe)...
Elegant WMF tea strainer, c 1910, silver plated and gilt. WMF ostrich mark, for the Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik in Germany. Length "6½/ 16,5 cm. Condition: fine.
Distinctly pure Art Nouveau in design. Pair of wine bottle stands with energetic reticulated interlacing whiplash vines. Made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1907. Firm's marks beneath. 3 1/2" H., 4 1/8" W.
A lovely, fully cast figural maiden rises above a four-section, undulating, floriform Art Nouveau tray. Designed by Albert Mayer in Germany circa 1900. The alluring figure represents a flower emerging from the earth. Among the finest forms created by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik), illustrated on page 342 in the firm's well-known 1906 catalogue. Signed beneath. 10 1/2" W., 11 1/2" H.
A Victorian Aesthetic silver plated hot water pot by Reed & Barton 1876. This 9-1/4" tall pot is stamped with the Reed & Barton mark, the 2764 pattern number and the patent date of Feb. 1, 1876. It has fine floral high relief feet and floral bands plus hand tooling and a pebbled finish on the top panel. It has a hinged lid with a tight spout cover and the finial is a basket with flowers and it would make a fine syrup pitcher...
A Victorian silver plate rolltop butter dish or server in the Aesthetic style from the 1880s. This antique beauty was made by Meriden and it has all of the hallmarks of quality and Victorian style and mechanical complexity. It has a pedestal base, a handle with floral decoration, high relief borders and a roll top with a pressed floral design. The rolling lid rests on two pins secured with a chained pinion and there are mounts on each side for a pair of butter knives...
This elaborately designed hammer was originally patented on September 17, 1901 by C.T. Hennig, and described in detail, with attached drawings. In 1928, the same design was patented by Mitteldorfer Straus. The hammer measures 7 1/2" x 4 1/2" and appears to be brass or bronze with a heavy plated surface. In good condition, there is some plating loss on both ends of the hammer head, visible in photos...