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.
Sweeping handles flank the bold Art Nouveau wine or Champagne cooler. Interlacing stylized Jugendstil foliates in relief exuberantly adorn front and back. Made by the Gerhardi workshop in Germany circa 1900. 9 3/8" H., 12" W. to handle
Lovely Art Nouveau frame with reticulated whiplash elements at its top. A central display of open flowers and leaves crowns the robust form with further naturalistic reticulation at its lower section. Germany circa 1900. Dimensions: 4 1/2" W., 7" H.; 2 1/8" W., 3 1/4" H.; photo 2 1/8" W., 3 1/4" L.
Fine example of a polished pewter Art Nouveau tazza designed by Friedrich Adler for the Osiris workshop circa 1900. The interlacing stylized foliate design is reticulated to reveal the original deep ruby-red crystal bowl. The workshop was founded in Nuremberg in 1899 by Walter Scherf and ceased operating in 1914. An example of this design is pictured in "Friedrich Adler—Zwischen Jugendstil und Art Deco," page 172. Signed beneath the hexagonal footed Art Nouveau support, Osiris 587. Dimensions: 6 1/4" H., 6 3/4" W.
Extraordinary wine or claret Jug from the famous Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF) 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.
Impeccable Art Nouveau design. Fluidity of form with relief undulating elements and an energetic handle create purity of design. Reminiscent of designs by both Paul Follot and Henry Van de Velde. Germany circa 1900. Dimensions: 7" W. to handle, 8 1/2" H.
Magnificent Art Nouveau cranberry glass wine jug. Art Nouveau pewter whiplash flowers and vines adorn the form. Interlacing vines dance about the top mount. A figural Nouveau maiden upholds the shell form hinged lid. Made in Germany circa 1900. Dimensions: 12 1/4" H.