Simply beautiful Jugendstil bottle stand with undulating and reticulated design rising above an octagonal base. Made by the Orivit workshop in Germany circa 1904. An example pictured in the book titled, "Orivit," page 67. 3 5/8" H. 5 1/4" W.
WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Art Nouveau chamberstick with a stylized, sweeping, open handle. The unusual example has a hinged top storage compartment to hold matches. A striker is built into the top. The lovely Jugendstil design has foliates in relief to complete the design. Illustrated in the well-known WMF 1906 catalogue, page 117. Firm's marks upon the handle. Germany circa 1900. 5" W., 7" L.
Sweet figural napkin ring depicting a young boy coaxing a chubby little terrier as he dangles a bunch of grapes above. A notch detail pattern upon the ring. Impressed marks for the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1907. 1 5/8" H., 1 3/8" W.
Whimsical figural napkin ring depicting a drummer boy. He holds a drumstick in one hand while playing cymbals with the other. The ring is in the form of a detailed drum. Made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated in the the Antique Collectors Club reprint of the workshop's 1906 catalogue, page 17. Impressed firm's marks benath. 2 1/8" H., 1 7/8" W.
Art Nouveau wine bottle stand made by the WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1907. The silvered pewter reticulated form has interlacing Celtic-inspired elements upon the sides as well as on each of its footed supports. Firm's marks beneath. 3 1/8" H., 4 3/4" W.
Magnificent WMF bottle stand. Three nude sea sirens clasp hands as they encircle the stand among choppy, rising waves. A triped support of lily pads and flowers upholds the stand with pendant grapes festooning above. WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop marks beneath. Germany circa 1907. 4 1/4" H., 5 1/8" W.
Georgian wine funnel made in England circa 1830. The Sheffield-plate funnel, with its hand-pierced, detachable strainer, has raised edge decoration. 3 5/8" W., 6 1/4" H.
Vienna Secession-design large, double frame made by the WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1905. Josef Hoffmann-inspired gitterwerk patterns are placed horizontally on the form. Complementing relief Secession patterns further enhance the stunning frame. Unusually large in the realm of frames created to accommodate two photos. Firm's marks upon reverse. Illustrated in the well-known WMF 1906 catalogue reprinted by the Antique Collectors Club. 10 3/4" W., 9 1/2" H.; 3 7/8" W., 5 5/8" H. each photo.
This extraordinary Art Nouveau wine cooler depicts three different German castle scenes from the Rhine and Mosel Valleys. Cast in detailed relief. Made by the well-known firm WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated on page 109 in "Art Nouveau Domestic Metalwork," a reprint of the firm's original 1906 catalogue. Marks upon base. Exquisite! 11 5/8" H., 7 5/8" W.
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.
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.
Oval-form tray with open handles. Bun feet support the tray with its raised border. Ideal size for function as a cocktail tray, or for displaying a cocktail shaker along with glasses. Made by J. Collyer in Birmingham circa 1910. 11 3/4" W., 18" L.
Nice quality, classic English butler's tray with contoured-cut handles. The oval form rises to show grooved-edge detail. Made in Sheffield by Harrison Bros. & Howson, circa 1900. 13 3/4" W., 20 3/4" L.
Lovely Aesthetic movement tray with a crane and butterfly among foliates within its center. Medallions with open flower heads alternate with flower and vine lozenges at the borders. Raised gadroon-edge detail completes the form. Marks for Deykin & Sons of Sheffield circa 1870. 14 1/8" W.
Beautiful, heavy-quality antique tray. Textured, engine-turned surface with a central, chased shield of rambling foliates. Rectangular form has rising sides with beaded edge detail. Elaborate, reticulated handles have relief foliates and chased accents. England circa 1890. 17 1/2" W., 28" L. to handles
A reticulated gallery surrounds the elongated, hexagonal-form, large tray. Applied cast handles with foliates in high relief flank the ends. Curving feet adorned with garlands support the stunning tray with its elaborately chased shell, scroll and floral patterns. Made by Joseph Rogers & Sons in Sheffield circa 1880. The famous workshop was founded in Sheffield in 1682. The firm was appointed cutler and silversmith to five successive sovereigns, beginning with George IV. 15" W., 26" L. to handles.