Absolutely beautiful silver plate tray with center crest and decoration, handles on each end and fabulous serpentine, reticulated edges. This tray is marked by the maker, but I couldn't find the mark. It is old and in excellent condition. It measures 29 1/2" long x 22" deep.
Lovely round tray with raised grapes surrounding the edges and on the handles. It has a 15" diameter and is in excellent condition. It is marked on the bottom with hallmarks, the name Crescent, and the number 1097.
‘The Law Parliamentary and City Courts committee’
This interesting piece of London history is a most attractive silver plated table centrepiece in the form of an entwined fruiting tree with trailing vines on a spreading multi lobed foot.
The inscription reads ‘Presented By the Law Parliamentary and City Courts Committee to Their Respected Chairman Thomas Parkersen F.S.A DECR 1865’
Another section bears an armorial crest with Latin inscription Sapere Aude (Dare to be wise Dare to know...
A silver plated miniature bowl and sterling silver spoon. The bowl fluted, with flaring rim, inside with traces of gilt. Unmarked, England, late 19th century. The diminutive spoon is a rat-tail spoon, an 18th century model, but the hall marks are for Birmingham 1960. Length of spoon "1 ¾ / 4,7 cm, diam. of bowl "1 ½ / 3,7 cm. Condition: fine.
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?)...
A really grand piece of sensible size. I have seen similar in palaces and stately Homes usually they are enormous.
On a stepped triform base with three lions wearing Roman Helmets...
An Art Nouveau Maiden stands upon a curving tray with raised Jugendstil roundels. With outstretched arms she holds a perch with a pair of lovebirds. A fine example made by the WMF (Wurttembergishce Metalwaren Fabrik) Workshop in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated in the firm's well known 1906 Catalogue page 167. Dimensions: 7" H, 7 1/2" W, 8 1/4" L.
This silver plate item has 2 uses. On as a napkin ring and the other as a vase. It has the word Aunt engraved on one side of the napkin ring and the word Emma engraved on the other. There are cherubs on the sides of the napkin ring. The height is 4 3/4". The base 3" by 1 3/4" wide. This is circa 1900.
Vienna Secession design wine bottle stand made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metalwaren Fabrik) in Germany circa 1910. Geometric panels with beaded edging separate oval medallions. Each medallion has stylized fruit and pendant grapes in relief with beaded enhancement as well. Dimensions: 3" H, 3 7/8" W.
A Pair of Silver Plated Salt Cellars & Spoons in Presentation Case
The hinged octagonal presentation boxes open to reveal a fitted interior that nicely holds a pair of salt cellars and spoons. The cellars have a ruffled rim over an engraved body while the spoons are simple with a square handle terminating into a ball finial. The pieces are not marked.
Size: 1 ¼” high 2” diameter salt cellars
A lovely wine cooler with raised Jugendstil patterns which frame opposing pendant grape clusters. The handles create perfect balance with further Art Nouveau lines. Made in Germany circa 1900. Dimensions: 9" H, 9" W to handles.
Architectural form Tray influenced by the highly regarded Belgian designer Gustave Serrurier-Bovy. Silver-plated tray with reticulated handle and geometric openings around gallery. Made in Belgium circa 1905. A fine example which appeals to the collector of Vienna Secession pieces as well. Dimensions: 6 3/4" H, 7" W, 12 3/4" L.
A rare, circa 1875, Sheffield silver asparagus dish with hot water warmer by Elkington & Co. An elegant dish perfectly designed to compliment any silver pattern, it is in excellent condition with no loss to the silver. Fully hallmarked on the bottom, this asparagus dish measures about 9.25" long (with handles 12" long), 6.25" wide, and 3.5 " high (with finial 5" high).
WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwaren Fabrik) Vienna Secession design centerbowl for fruit or flowers with original green cut crystal liner. Four supports uphold the wavy oval form with central stylized secession florals in relief. Reticulated curving handles with complimenting florals complete the design. Firm's marks beneath. Made in Germany circa 1909. Dimensions: 4" H, 11" W.
Pair of fine figural Art Nouveau Candelabra. Polished pewter maidens representing Day and Night. One figure with eyes gazing forward while the companion gazes downward. Naturalistic lily pad bases support the whispy figures each grasping vine-like stems; candle cups rest at their top. Made by Argentor in Austria circa 1905. Firm's marks upon bases. Dimensions: 13" H, 6 3/4 W".
Sweet WMF (Wurttembergische Metalwaren Fabrik)Jugendstil bud vase. Curving Art Nouveau designs upon the bottom of the holder lead to reticulated Secession elements. The original cut crystal liner rests within. Illustrated on page 92 in this famous workshop's well known 1906 Catalogue. Made in Germany circa 1905 with marks beneath. Dimensions: 7 1/4" H.
18th Century Armorial Silver Plated Salver Latham of Bradwell
Art Nouveau wine bottle stand made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metalwaren Fabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1907. The silvered pewter reticulated form has interlacing Celtic inspired elements upon the sides as well as on each of it's footed supports. Firm's marks beneath. Dimensions: 3 1/8" H, 4 3/4" W.