Wild boar tusk corkscrew with a large sterling silver mounted cap. Tusk has mottled tone and gradation. Walker bell feature. American circa 1900. 4 1/2" W., 5 1/4" L.
Nice example of a wild boar tusk corkscrew. Its sterling silver cap has gilded detail upon its scrolling, floral-relief edge work. American circa 1900. 5 1/2" W., 5 3/4" L.
Lovely two-tone blue enamel and silver gilt snuff box. Elongated, octagonal form has lush blue enamel over an engine-turned pattern. A contrasting blue enamel border completes the design. Hallmarks: S. Blackensee & Sons, Chester 1910. 1 1/8" W., 1 7/8" L.
Exquisite example of a tall, high Art Nouveau wine bottle stand made by the WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Sweeping whiplash handles flank the sides of the reticulated Jugendstil form. An example is illustrated on page 154 of the well-known WMF 1900 English-language catalogue. Firm's marks beneath. 7 1/2" W. to handles, 8" H.
Detailed, cast gilded bronze paper-holder clip in the form of an alligator. The whimsical figure with its glass eyes rests upon a naturalistic bronze base. Press the tail and the mouth opens to allow the alligator to grasp papers. With Made in England with impressed patent number beneath for year 1888. 2 1/2" w., 4 3/4" L.
Golden iridescent L.C. Tiffany Favrile glass salt cellar bowl. The ruffle-edge form has lustrous highlights in green, blue, violet and metallic tones. Signed L.C.T., circa 1905. 2 5/8" W.
Robust reticulated Art Nouveau silver bases have stylized foliates in relief. A tall removable crystal liner rests within each support. Made in Bremen, Germany by the well-regarded Koch & Bergfeld workshop, circa 1902. Koch & Bergfeld Judendstil designs were created by some of the most accomplished artists of the day, including Albin Muller and Hugo Levin. Firm's marks beneath along with 800 fine silver marks and Austrian import marks. Dimensions: 5 1/4" L., 4" D., 7 3/4" H.
Charming antique sterling silver double jigger fully hallmarked: Hilliard & Thomason, Birmingham 1903. Engraved with the McCarthy family coat of arms from the Regal House of Cork: A Dexter arm with hand holding a lizard. An engraved ribbon beneath with motto: Forti et Fideli nil Difficile (To the brave and faithful nothing is impossible). Dimensions : 3 1/8" H.
Extraordinary wine or claret Jug from the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop, made in Germany circa 1900. The tall fine-cut crystal glass carafe shaded from green to clear is cut with robust rambling florals and vines in the Moser style. The Art Nouveau silvered pewter mount and hinged cover depict the same florals in detailed relief. An undulating whiplash handle and a reticulated vine finial complete the elegant naturalistic form. Photo of an example of this carafe is pictured in Antique Collectors Club reprint of the firm's well-known 1906 catalogue, color plate II. A drawing of the design is illustrated on page 137 as well. WMF mark impressed upon the handle. Dimensions: 15 3/4" H.
Lovely antique, silvered tray with a serpentine gallery. Elaborate chased fern and foliate patterns are in a serpentine border as well as an inner medallion. Bun feet support the tray with its flanking, rising handles. Made by James Deakin & Sons in Sheffield circa 1885. 15 1/8" W., 20 1/8" L.
Elegant butler's tray by the famous Mappin & Webb workshop. The large oval form has rising serpentine gallery sides with open, cut-out handles. A pierced pattern upon the gallery is enhanced with notch-edge detail. Ideal size and proportion for serving or to display a collection. Firm's marks beneath; Sheffield circa 1900. 17" W., 22 1/2" L.
Lovely footed tray, or salver with acanthus-edge detail. Three hand-chased scrolling shields are set upon the round tray's engine-turned surface. Made by Henry Atkin in Sheffield circa 1900. 1 1/2" H., 14" W.
Tiffany patinated-bronze zodiac-pattern bookends. The pair depicts the twelve signs of the zodiac in relief. Impressed marks upon each: Tiffany Studios, New York 1091. Circa 1905. A similar pair illustrated in "Tiffany Desk Sets," by Holland, page 36. 6" H., 5" W.
Lovely mother-of-pearl handle dessert, or fruit set-for-six. Silvered set has chased detail upon the blades and forks. Fitted in original blue-velvet-lined, wooden box. Made by the Frederick Asman Co. in Sheffield circa 1900. 6" L. forks, 7 1/4" L. knives; 6 1/4" W., 9"L. box
Antique American boar tusk corkscrew with sterling silver mounts. Top mount is an elaborate Art Nouveau design with a beaded end cap to complete the detail. Walker Bell feature. American circa 1900. 5 1/4" W., 5 7/8" L.
Nice, classic, straight- pull-form wild boar tusk corkscrew. Sterling silver end cap has a wave edge. American circa 1900. 4 3/8" W., 4 3/8" L.
Elegant enamel and sterling silver pendant from the famous Charles Horner workshop. The interlacing Art Nouveau design is richly enameled in shimmering aqua-green with blue highlights. An additional enamel suspension and drop complete the stunning design. Hallmarks: Charles Horner: Chester 1911. 2 1/8" suspension to drop
Reticulated design typifies the fluidity of Art Nouveau with rambling, interlacing florals and vines. Top circumference is highlighted with open flower heads. Four footed florettes support the elegant bottle stand. Made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany, circa 1907. Firm's marks beneath. 4 3/4" W., 4 1/8" H.