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 fine figural Art Nouveau pewter wine cooler. A lovely maiden in high relief is picking grapes from their vines. A highly detailed relief scene of mountains, castles and Rhine Valley is depicted around entire circumference of the vessel. Relief grape leaves and stems form opposing handles. A truly extraordinary example of Art Nouveau at its finest. Made in Germany circa 1900. 11 1/2" H., 7 1/4" W. at opening, 9" W. at base
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...
Pair of English Regency Sheffield plate wine coolers, ca 1820. Each: baluster body on stepped foot. Reeded flying scroll handles with foliate mount. Turned-down rim with applied scrolls. Inset sterling silver plaque for engraving. Cylindrical well with original tinned interior and detachable liner.
Fashionable but practical. A very useful specimen of early English industrial design. Good for another couple centuries of parties. Marked with letter H...
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...
WMF Silver plate Alsatian German shepherd Dog, Germany C.1900. The oxidised finish figurine realistically modelled and textured. Full WMF marks to heel of foot. Measures: approximately 10 x 8.5 inches.
Reticulated tall wine bottle stand. The pierced design depicts stylized flowers in alternating panels about the circumference of the elegant form. Made by Barker Bros. in Birmingham circa 1915. 7 1/4" H.
A Mucha-inspired maiden gazing into her handheld mirror adorns the cover of the elegant Art Nouveau box. A youthful figure upholding a strand of jewels completes the scene. Dragonflies, along with florals and whiplash vines adorn the sides. Footed Art Nouveau elements uphold the stunning design. Made in Germany circa 1900. 2 3/8" H., 4 1/2" W., 6 3/4" L.
Large WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Jundendstil inkstand with Vienna- Secession-influence design elements. Double inkwells with reticulated finials flank a brass rocker blotter. The sloping form is designed to accommodate a resting pen or letter. A hinged-top triple-stamp box completes the extraordinary design. Illustrated in the firm's well-known 1906 catalogue, page 285. Made in Germany, circa 1905. Firm's marks beneath. 15 1/2" W., 10 1/2" D., 4 3/4" H.