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.
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.
Vienna Secession design candlesticks made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1910. Dome-form bases support geometric columns with beaded Secession elements upon hammered surface. Half-rounded candle cups complement base design. Firm's marks upon bases. 10 3/4" 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.
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.
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.
Art Nouveau bottle stand with rambling roses in high relief. The stand with its naturalistic design was made in Germany circa 1910. 3 1/8" H., 4" W.
Lovely salver, or tray with a beautifully detailed, swirling fern pattern upon the surface. Shell forms in relief enhance the border with bead edge accents. Supported by three bun feet. The elegant tray was made by Hamilton & Laidlaw in England circa 1890.
Distinctly pure Art Nouveau in design. Pair of wine bottle stands with energetic reticulated interlacing whiplash vines. Made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1907. Firm's marks beneath. 3 1/2" H., 4 1/8" W.
A lovely, fully cast figural maiden rises above a four-section, undulating, floriform Art Nouveau tray. Designed by Albert Mayer in Germany circa 1900. The alluring figure represents a flower emerging from the earth. Among the finest forms created by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik), illustrated on page 342 in the firm's well-known 1906 catalogue. Signed beneath. 10 1/2" W., 11 1/2" H.
Reticulated tall wine bottle stand. The pierced design depicts stylized flowers in alternating panels about the circumference of the elegant form. Made by Barker Bros. in Birmingham circa 1915. 7 1/4" H.
A Mucha-inspired maiden gazing into her handheld mirror adorns the cover of the elegant Art Nouveau box. A youthful figure upholding a strand of jewels completes the scene. Dragonflies, along with florals and whiplash vines adorn the sides. Footed Art Nouveau elements uphold the stunning design. Made in Germany circa 1900. 2 3/8" H., 4 1/2" W., 6 3/4" L.
Large WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Jundendstil inkstand with Vienna- Secession-influence design elements. Double inkwells with reticulated finials flank a brass rocker blotter. The sloping form is designed to accommodate a resting pen or letter. A hinged-top triple-stamp box completes the extraordinary design. Illustrated in the firm's well-known 1906 catalogue, page 285. Made in Germany, circa 1905. Firm's marks beneath. 15 1/2" W., 10 1/2" D., 4 3/4" H.
Lovely English Victorian silvered candlesticks with scalloped bases which support complementing columns. Removable flower-form bobeches enhance the top. Made by the Elkington workshop in Birmingham, 1845. 10 1/8" H.
Silvered Victorian Corinthian column candlesticks. Tall, fluted pillar columns with draping, wrapped floral garlands. Sweeping garlands further enhance the notched square bases. Made in England circa 1880. 10 1/2" H., 4 3/4" W.
Very fine Art Nouveau water or wine pitcher made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1900. A fully cast, detailed figure of a mermaid forms the undulating, reticulated handle. Her tail fins merge with robust, sweeping florals and vines in relief upon the tall form with its upward-curving pour lip. An extraordinary example of romanticized Art Nouveau by this highly regarded workshop. A similar example is illustrated in the firm's well-known 1906 catalogue, page 138. Marks beneath. 14 3/4" H.
WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Art Nouveau basket with florals and berries in relief upon its rising sides. A figural winged maiden fashioned as the handle. Designed by Albert Mayer, circa 1907. Firm's marks beneath. 6 3/4" W., 12" L., 3 1/2" H.