Extraordinary! Undulating Art Nouveau shield-form sterling silver hand mirror. Fluidly rambling vines surround a pair of facing birds perched upon tendrils. Lily pads float beneath as a central lily rises upward to crown the design. Retains original conforming bevel mirror. Hallmarks: William Neale, Chester 1905. 4 3/4" W., 11 1/2" L.
Absolutely stunning design. Stylized openwork Art Nouveau sweeping elements form the fluidly bold frame with its open easel back. Reminiscent of works by Henry Van de Velde and Gustave Serrurier-Bovy. Probably Belgian. Circa 1900. 8 1/4" W., 11 3/8" H.; 4 1/4" W, 6 1/2" H. photo
Art Nouveau sterling silver Edwardian photo frame. Scrolling feet lead to curving sides with a gently scrolled top. A central, vacant medallion adorns the lower portion. Hallmarks: S.W. Smith, Birmingham 1908. 7 1/4" W., 8 7/8" H.; 3 3/4" W., 5 3/4" H. photo
Tastefully designed classic sterling silver frame with angled corners. Hallmarks: Elkington & Co., Birmingham 1919. 3 3/4" W., 5 1/4" H.; 3 1/8" W., 4 3/4" H. photo
Wine bottle stand made by the Argentor workshop in Vienna circa 1905. Top as well as footed support have gitterwerk designs. Unusual to find a stand in a pure Secession form. A similar example illustrated in "Argentor-Werke Rust & Hetzel, Metallwaren-Fabriken." 3" H., 3 3/4" W.
Victorian cut ruby-red glass perfume bottle with silver mounts. The flacon, divided into two sections, has elaborate repousse florals and hand-chasing upon each cap. One end has a twist-off cap and opposite has a button to pop open its cap. England circa 1880. 5 1/8" L.
Lovely Victorian fish service for twelve. Each silvered fork and knife has a mother-of-pearl handle. All have elaborate hand-chased details in foliate and scrolling patterns. Fitted in wooden case lushly lined in velvet and silk. Retains original key. Made by Hammond Creake Co. in Sheffield circa 1890. 10" W., 13 3/4" L. case; 7 3/4" L. knives, 6 1/2" L. forks
Lovely Art Nouveau silver letter holder. The undulating floral form rises above four footed elements. Hallmarks for 800 Fine Silver, Austria circa 1900. 1" D., 5 3/8" W., 3 1/8" H.
Doulton Lambeth bulbous, long- neck-form vase glazed in mottled blue tones. A series of Art Nouveau rosettes surrounded by glazed green heart-shape leaves are in relief. The florals sprout from a raised beaded stem. Impressed artist mark for Senior Assistant E. Violet Hayward. Impressed Doulton marks as well, along with number, circa 1904. 6 3/4" H.
Elegant Art Nouveau sterling silver hand mirror. Abundant floral clusters rise to the top of the mirror from their waving stems. Undulating vines in relief further enhance the handle and borders of the stunning form. Original conforming bevel mirror with a border of silver flowers. Hallmarks: Charles Henry Dumenil, London 1908. 4 3/4" W., 10 5/8" L.
Stunning Art Nouveau jewel box made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. The rising undulated top has sweeping Jugendstil elements that are repeated upon the sides as well. The large form is supported by four feet. Illustrated in the firm's well-known 1906 catalogue reprinted by the Antique Collectors Club, page 299. Lush burgundy velvet lining. Stamped workshop marks beneath. 5 1/4" H., 5 3/4" W., 9 1/2" L.
Nineteenth-century bronze figure of Napoleon standing upon a white marble column with a rouge marble, squared base. Finely detailed, gilded bronze mounts adorn the column. A wonderful study of Napoleon. France circa 1880. 7" H.
Elaborately detailed, large bronze letter opener, or page knife, cast with a figure of Venus de Milo as its handle. She stands upon a Corinthian capital, while a head of Medusa is in relief beneath. Foliate designs complete the sculptural opener with designs repeated upon the reverse. France circa 1900. 13 3/4" L.
Finely cast bronze figure of a male in chains. Remarkable attention to muscle tone in the crisp casting. The richly patinated bronze stands upon a black slate base. France circa 1910. 10 5/8" H.
Antique crocodile-covered whisky flask with removable drinking cup. The cup has beautifully detailed hand-chased foliate work. The hinged bayonet cap is enhanced with a complementing repousee design. Made in England circa 1910. 3" W., 5 3/4" H.
Crocodile-covered Victorian box with a chased, silvered central medallion. Fleur-de-lys -form mounts adorn each corner of the hinged cover. Beautiful original tufted sapphire-blue silk lining intact. England circa 1890. 2 5/8" H., 4 1/2" W., 6 1/4" L.
Gilded bronze letter opener with detailed Art Nouveau florals in relief upon both sides of the opener. Fine functional size and form for use. Artist signed, A. Cladoux. France circa 1900. 5 5/8" L.
Dome-top burr walnut Victorian box. Elaborate, chased brass mounts upon the top with an escutcheon on the front. A central, polished agate highlights the hinged cover. Retains original violet silk lining. England circa 1870. 3 5/8" H., 8" L., 5" D.