A fine pair of cast silver plated candlesticks from Elkingtons in a victorian rococo style. They are marked "Elkington" with touch marks and "414" to the base.The sconces are separate.
Dating from c.1870 they stand 5 5/8inches (14.3cms) high.
The silver plate has worn and the underlying copper alloy has bled through giving a pleasing patina similar to old Sheffied plate. One has a minor dent at the base which you have to look for to see.
Fine WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) silvered pewter figural, monumental Art Nouveau vases in the manner of Alphonse Mucha. One has front relief of a barefoot maiden with flowing, tousled hair among florals and vines. The facing vase has a fluid-haired maiden sniffing a bouquet of undulating florals. Reverse of each has further interlacing foliates and vines. The neck and naturalistic waving tops are flanked by reticulated Art Nouveau whiplash handles...
A romanticized figural maiden gazes upon her own reflection in a bevelled mirror. Her gown emerges from the bottom of the framework. Among the most beautifully interpreted examples designed by Albert Mayer for the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. The mirror conforms to the frame with its whiplash and reticulated floral elements...
Featuring a stag deer or German elk with raised antlers for knocking off ashes and/or resting your cigar. This unusual cigar accessory is a perfect complement for the cigar connoisseur's collection. Silver plated with an early German patent number on the bottom, this rare cigar ashtray is in excellent condition and measures about 6.5" long x 5" wide.
Wonderful antique fork and spoon serving set. The silver-plate handles are gorgeous with various florals, swags, swirls, and facial details. The bone has a wonderful well worn and smooth patina. Each measure 11" long. Found in England, I could find nothing wrong with this lovely set!
W.M.F Art Nouveau Silver Plate Frame, Germany C.1910. The Frame of large oval shape, decorated with stylised plumage and rosette design with vacant cartouche, centering an oval compartment for photograph. WMF marks. Original back. Measures:10 x 7.5 inches. Interior approximately : 5.5 x 4 inches.
Rare Art Nouveau Frame, WMF Germany C.1905. No 18A. The frame of wonderful three dimension depicting graceful sinuous stylised female with flowing hair and dress; outstretched arm and gloved hand grasping foliage, the frame itself following the contour surround. Ref: No 18A, page 304, WMF 1906 Catalogue. Overall measurements: Approximately 10 x 7 inches. Photograph image: Approximately 5 ½ x 4 inches. Original back and easel. Marks WMFB I/0. (silver plate, antique silver finish)
A fine example of mid-Victorian Naturalism. This is a silver plated egg stand in the form of tree branches, with the English registry mark for 1871. This set consists of the four silver plated 2-3/8" high eggcups and the cast metal 5-1/2" tall handled base with branches and leaves. The base measures 4-1/2" across, it has branch supports for four spoons (not present), and it has the registry mark on the bottom...
This most impressive set of four electroplated salts are modelled with a dolphin supporting a nautilus shell on base.
They really do look lovely set out on a dining table, of course two could be used for salt and two for pepper if so desired.
A nice set, both elegant and useful.
Realistically modelled as a Stork with a coronet to the base of its neck, holding in its beak a grapevine which forms the candle sconce, standing upon a raised rocky base.
A most impressive piece which would grace any fine home, especially if ones coat of arms depicts a Stork.
A beautifully made and quite heavy example having an attractive all over foliate decoration bearing the hallmarks for London 1803. The makers initials W the other is rubbed.
The lid and hinge is tight and strong, the body is dished due to pressure, the guidling shows signs of wear which is to be expected.
This one would make a fitting addition to a fine collection
This fine little pair both read ‘Won by Mr CJ Allday 1932’ ‘Northamptonshire Milk Recording Society Replica of Makbar Challenge Cup’
The campana shaped cups stand on a circular base, the lower part of fluted style. Below the rim is a continuous foliate border.
Both have rococo style handles.
The circular covers terminate in the figure of a cow.
Hallmarks for Birmingham 1931 and 1933
Total Weight: 213g Height: 11cm
This heavy fine quality pair of two branch three sconce candelabra have barrel shaped columns
with four set of double rings, a partially reeded base and removable sconces.
Although candlesticks of the Victorian era tend to be rather fussy with lots of foliage etc.,
this pair impress me for their elegant simplicity which cannot fail to impress.
Very slight loss to the silver plate which reveals the warmth of copper.
In good condition, they would grace the finest of houses.
Traditional English biscuit barrel in the form of an actual detailed wooden barrel. The box with its hinged cover rests upon a beaded tray supported by four claw feet. A chased lion crest embellishes the front. Registry marks beneath as well as upon cover for January 22, 1862. 7" H., 5 3/4" W., 8 1/4" W. w/tray
Stunning and large Kayserzinn Art Nouveau silver plated cigar/ jewellery casket designed by, Friedrick Adler, circa 1911. The lid is decorated with typical Friedrick Adler motifs and with a German dedication inscription. The casket measures approximately 21cm square and is 8cm high. For another smaller box of a similar design see lot 433 of the Quittenbaum sale held on 8th November 2003. photographs done...
Made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany, circa 1900. An Art Nouveau maiden emerges from an elaborate base to uphold a naturalistically formed fruit bowl. A cast putto upon the side of the stand playfully gazes upon another putto in detailed relief among berries and foliates. The reticulated bowl displays additional berries and stylized, overlapping leaves. A curving medallion removes to allow the top and lower sections to separate...
This unmarked octagonal WMF visiting card tray is shown in the WMF English catalogue for 1906 as model 190a. It is shown on page 169 of the reprint issued by the Antique Collectors Club in 2008 and its original price was 10 shillings. Its decorative features are typically Art Nouveau (known as Jugendstil in Germany) with stylised flowers and a young woman with long flowing hair. The tray would have sat on a table in the hallway, near the front door...
Fine figural Art Nouveau silvered pewter liqueur service depicting a maiden upholding a cut crystal decanter. A fluid Jungendstil base holds six cordial tumblers. Stylized hand-cutting upon the decanter and tumblers is in a Secession design. Designed by Albert Mayer for WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1900. Firm's marks impressed upon base. Illustrated in "Art Nouveau Domestic Metalwork from Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik 1906," page XXXVII and page 129...