Lovely French opaline box. The thick-walled, hinged, rectangular form with bevel-cut corners has very crisply detailed, gilded mounts. Paw feet support the elegant example. Made in France circa 1900. 4 3/8" H., 3 5/8" W., 5 3/8" L.
Elegant Art Nouveau fine silver bottle stand. Difficult-to-find size accommodates a magnum bottle. Grape leaves along with pendant grape clusters are in relief upon the undulating sides. Hallmarks for the Wilhelm Binder workshop of Schwabisch Gmund, Germany, circa 1900. Examples of the Binder workshop are represented in the Brohan Museum in Berlin. 1" H., 5 1/2" W.
Leather-covered whisky flask with a hinged bayonet cap. Silver drinking cup is gilded within. Made by James Dixon & Sons in Sheffield, circa 1910. 3 1/8" W., 5" H.
Antique sterling silver mounted English whisky flask with a hinged bayonet cap. The flask is bound with crocodile. A convenient drinking cup with gilded interior slips off for filling. Hallmarks: Henry Atkin, London 1911. 3" W., 5 1/2" H.
A wonderful desk or counter-top accessory. The WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) reticulated Jungendstil table bell emits a splendid ring...Ring upon a twist of the finial. Illustrated on page 31 of this workshop's well-known 1906 catalog. Firm's marks beneath. Made in Germany circa 1905. 2 3/4" H., 4 1/4" W.
Georgian wine funnel made in England circa 1830. The Sheffield plate funnel has deeply notched edging, leaf design detail and an acorn-form rim tab. A gilded strainer completes the form. 3 1/4" W., 6" H.
Lovely serpentine, wave design, sterling silver frame. The undulating Art Nouveau form is hallmarked: Henry Hobson & Sons, Birmingham 1909. 5 3/4" W., 8" H.; 3 1/2" W., 5 1/4" H. photo
Art Nouveau sterling silver frame with hammered surface. Undulating borders in relief complete the design of the stunning, sinuous form. Hallmarks: Henry Hobson & Sons, Birmingham 1909. 5 1/2" W., 7 3/4" H.; 3 3/8" W., 5" H. photo
Golden iridescent L.C. Tiffany favrile glass vase. Organic form with open handles. Lustrous highlights in violet and metallic green tones. Signed "L.C.T. Y3468", circa 1905. 2 3/4" H.
Stunning design. Secession fluted bowl is supported by three spheres. A complementing, curved, geometrically incised base upholds the spheres. Remarkable design by the Arthur Krupp Berndorf workshop in Esslingen, Germany circa 1915. A distinctive Josef Hoffman influence. Firm's marks beneath. 5 3/4" W., 8 3/4" H.
Very nice example of this highly collected corkscrew. The celluloid stockings are striped in dark green and ivory. Nickel mounts and high-button boots. Influenced by the "Can-Can" dancers in the 19th century Moulin- Rouge-era Paris. Impressed marks above the worm for Graef & Schmidt. Made in Germany circa 1895. 2 5/8" L. closed, 5 1/4" W. fully open
Handsome crocodile-wrapped whisky flask. Bayonet-design locking cap. Fitted with a removable silvered drinking cup, gilded within. Made in England circa 1910. 3 3/4" W., 6 1/8" H.
Stunning design! Hammered brass Secession-design wine or Champagne cooler. The form has six panels with stylized foliates in relief that suggest Josef Hoffmann influence. Open handles upon the sides complete the bold design. Made in Germany circa 1915. 9 1/2" H., 11" W. to handles
A stunning example of WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Art Nouveau at its finest. The large reticulated centerpiece depicts swans floating across rippling waters among lily pads. High Art Nouveau whiplash handles rise at each end of the oval form. A cobalt crystal liner rests within the framework. Four naturalistic floral inspired supports uphold the elegant form. Made in Germany circa 1907. Impressed workshop marks beneath. Dimensions: 17 1/2" L, 8 1/4" W, 6" H.
Large Jugendstil pewter tray by the well-known Orivit workshop of Cologne, Germany, circa 1907. Oval-form tray with flattened ends and open, gently curving handles. An organic wave pattern adorns each end. 13 1/2" W., 20 1/4" L.
Extensively detailed, fine silver overlay work adorns this heavily overlaid emerald green vase. The tall, inward-curving trumpet form is supported by a foot completely covered in silver. Chased, open flower heads and interlacing foliates complete the stunning Art Nouveau design. Stamped marks for the Alvin silver workshop of Rhode Island, circa 1900. 10" H.
Lovely blue opaline box in the form of an egg. The hinged box has a finely detailed, gilded mount. Hand-gilded florals embellish the elegant design. France circa 1910. 4 3/8" W., 5 3/8" H.
Fine, heavy quality sterling silver box. Arts & Crafts-era box with its completely hammered surface, has an oval lozenge upon the slightly domed top. Interior is gilded. Hallmarks: A. & J. Zimmerman, Birmingham 1903. 1 7/8" W., 1 1/2" H. 4 3/8" L.