Vienna Secession design candlesticks made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1910. Dome form bases support geometric columns with beaded Secession elements. Half-rounded candle cups complement base design. Firm's marks upon bases. 10 3/4" H.
Very fine Art Nouveau wine jug made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1900. A fully cast figure of a mermaid forms the undulating handle. Her tall fins merge with applied reticulated foliates in relief upon the tall form. A curving hinged cover with applied reticulated vine completes this extraordinary example by this highly regarded workshop. Illustrated in the firm's well-known 1906 catalogue, page 138. Marks upon handle. 15" H.
A fine pair of English Sheffield plate three light candelabra, circa 1830. Condition is very good. Dimensions: Height 19 1/2", Width 17".
Lovely Art Nouveau pewter box made in the workshop of Moritz Hacker in Vienna circa 1900. Exhuberant interlacing whiplash tendrils and flowers are found on the sides. Further whiplash vines dance about the surface of the rectangular hinged top. The well-regarded Hacker, a jeweller to the Royal Court, collaborated with the Loetz Glass workshop to provide Art Nouveau lamp bases for their shades. Dimensions: 3 3/4" H., 3 3/4" W. 5 1/2" L.
Elegant English tall bottle stand with reticulated patterns about the form. Handles with raised foliate designs flank the top. Made by the Alex Clark Co. Ltd. of London circa 1915. Dimensions: 6 1/2" W. to handles, 7" H.
A slightly smaller and considerably less detailed version of this Art Nouveau silver tray is offered elsewhere online for $1,200, because it's of hallmarked sterling. This one, freshly replated at considerable cost, can be yours for a great deal less.
As you know if you collect Victorian and Edwardian vanity silver, items of a cherub or angel motif are the most coveted...
Bold Secession design box made in the Arthur Krupp Berndorf workshop in Esslingen, Germany circa 1915. High, fluted sides with beaded elements are a clear Josef Hoffmann influence. Stepped cover has further beaded design around a scalloped cartouche. Firm's marks beneath. Dimensions: 3 1/4" H., 3 7/8" W., 5 3/4" L.
Very fine large WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Art Nouveau wine or champagne cooler. Each of the tri-form sides depicts in high relief a different castle from the Rhine and Mosel valleys. The castles are nestled among naturalistic landscapes in deep relief as well. Three pierced handles adorn the top section. Firm's marks beneath. Made in Germany circa 1900. Dimensions: 11 1/2" H., 9 1/4" W. at handles.
Lovely Art Nouveau basket with reticulated scallop-top florals. A complementary pivot bale handle rises above the form made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik). For the British market circa 1900. Stamped beneath EPNS. Gilded interior. Pictured in the well-known WMF 1906 catalogue, page 231. Dimensions: 4 3/4" W., 1 3/4" H., 4 1/2" H to handle.
Beautifully interpreted Art Nouveau design. A Mucha-inspired figural maiden with flowing hair upholds a corner of her gown as it undulates about the perimeter of the tray. Pendant irises in relief are further enhanced by cast and applied flowers and fronds in high relief. Made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated in the firm's 1906 catalogue, page 170. Signed beneath. Dimensions: 12 1/4" W., 11 1/2" H.
Four detailed cast swans with spread wings support an elaborately cut crystal bowl. The swans rest upon a quatrefoil form base with bun feet. Lovely romanticized Victorian figural design. Crystal bowl lifts away for cleaning. Made in England circa 1880. Dimensions: 9" W., 11 1/2" L., at base 8 7/8" H.
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. Dimensions: 10 1/2" W., 11 1/2" H.
Relief clusters of pendant grapes within four stylized diamond-form lozenges adorn this Art Nouveau wine-bottle stand. Made in Germany circa 1905. Dimensions: 2 3/4" H., 4 1/4" W.
Lovely figural letter opener made by the famous Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF) workshop in Germany, circa 1900. Fully cast detailed figure of an Art Nouveau maiden with cascading hair upon front as well as reverse. Illustrated on page 270 of the firm's well-known 1906 catalogue. Dimensions: 7 3/4" L.
Old Sheffield Epergne, English C.1840.The square stand on 4 foliage knuckle supports, gadroon foliate rim, base and central section of rich foliage design and central finial, supporting a large bowl, hob nail design, fan border, 4 reeded arms supporting 4 smaller matching bowls. Height: 12 inches without bowl, 15 ¼ inches including bowl. Similar example V&A Collections Museum number: M.629&A-1936...
The design of this piece is delightful and absolutely 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 (laurel? Mistletoe?)...
Bold and lovely Jungendstil jewel box made by the well-known Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Sweeping Art Nouveau curving elements in relief adorn the surface. An inward-curving hinged cover with a reticulated handle at its top completes the large form. The design is illustrated in the firm's 1906 catalogue, page 299. Dimensions: 9 3/4" L., 5 3/4" W. 5 1/4" H.
Fine oval snuff box, second quarter 19th C, gilt interior. Note ornament repeated on the bottom as well. A finely crafted antique snuff box.