An ornate hand engraved silver plated Victorian English biscuit caddy c1880-90. This attractive piece stands 7-3/8" tall to the top of the hand-carved bone finial, and the attached base measures 7-7/8" x 6". The engraving is quite fine, and there are no monograms on either panel; it is stamped 88 339 BENET FINK & Co 89 CHEAPSIDE LONDON. This beauty is in excellent original condition with no monograms, cracks, corrosion, damage or repairs other than some minor losses to the original plating...
Wonderful example of WMF design which was influenced by the British Arts & Crafts movement as well. This bold wine or Champagne cooler has a relief banding of Celtic-inspired patterns. The flanking open handles have a complementing design. Workshop marks beneath. A photo of an example on page XVvi as well as a design illustration on page 154 of the firm's 1906 cataloge. Dimensions: 9 1/2" H., 10 3/4" W. at handles.
Antique German WMF Art Nouveau silver plate tray, decorated with a beauty in sitting position surrounded bu grape stems and leaves, representative of wine, marked on the handle, early 20th century period. Size; Measurements are 8 3/4” H x 11” W. No condition concerns.
Lovely romanticized Art Nouveau wine bottle stand from the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) 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. Dimensions: 3" H., 4 3/4" W.
Georgian Sheffield plate soup tureen, ca. 1820. Body is squat and lobed. Ornate mounts terminating in four paw supports. Scrolled bracket end handles with foliate mounts. Flat rim with applied scrolls and flowers. Cover is domed and lobed with scrolled bracket handle also on foliate mount.
Fine Georgian industrial design. Fancy and functional – sturdy enough for a couple more centuries of dinner parties. Unmarked. Excellent condition with nice patina...
Stunning high Art Nouveau wine bottle stand. Elaborately reticulated whiplash vines and iris florals dance about the form. Three ball feet support the stand with its pinched wave edges. Made in Germany circa 1900. 3 1/8" H.
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?)...
Pair of Triple Silver Plated Victorian Elkington Candlesticks, c. 1860
Sterling silver pie server in the 'Love Disarmed' pattern by Reed & Barton, originally produced in 1899. The server measures 9 1/2" long and weighs 4.32 ozT. It is in very good condition, no monos.
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Stunning high Art Nouveau design! A reticulated whiplash-form support in each corner upholds the jewel box. Interlacing sweeping vines and Art Nouveau florals are in relief upon the top and all sides. Extraordinary to have survived with its original wooden lining. Made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated page 289 in the firm's well-known 1906 catalog. Marks beneath. Dimensions: 2 3/4" H., 4 1/2" W., 6 3/4" L.
Vienna Secession design frame made by the WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1907. Reticulated circular and geometric patterns enhance the curving top. Josef Hoffman inspired spiral forms adorn the rectangular frame's corner supports. Firm's marks upon the bottom edge. Dimensions: 3 3/4" H., 5 3/4" W., 2 1/4" H.; 3 5/8" photo
A superb and very heavy quality silver plated fruit bowl with high relief designs and scrolling c1890, made by E.G. Webster & Son of Brooklyn, New York. This bowl measures 12-3/4 x 10" and it weighs an impressive 1 lb. 14-1/2 ounces. It has the crown, lion and Prince of Wales feathers marks and a 154 pattern. This mark is sometimes erroneously ascribed to the sterling silver wares of Webster (Rainwater) but it is plated...
Standing 312mm high, this pair of electroplated candlesticks demonstrate the superb quality of the Elkington factory. The intricacy and detail are shown in the fine casting and the silver plating is in wonderful condition. The quality is shown further by the weight-each one weighs just over 1.1 kgs. On the rims under the lift out sconces is stamped the model number 9765. The Elkington stamp is punched into the foot of each one together with the date letter T for 1858.
Rare 18th century Georgian Old Sheffield Punch Bowl, English C.1780. Rare example of OSP Bowls, plain with upper and lower bead border, crested on one side with demi lion., ducally crowned, the other with coat of arms within foliate cartouche; a saltire, az, charged in the centre with an escallop, out of a ducal coronet with demi lion. Minimal bleeding high points and coat of arms, very good colour andpatina. Diameter: 11.75 inches. Height: 5 ½ inches.
Fine example of WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Art Nouveau in the form of a magnificent wine or Champagne cooler. Unusual form has vigorously interlacing whiplash tendrils with a notched waving rim. Reticulated high Art Nouveau handles flank the sides. This well-regarded firm's marks are impressed beneath. Germany circa 1907. Dimensions: 10 3/4" H., 11 3/4" W. to handles
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.
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.