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.
Lovely Art Nouveau bottle stand with reticulated flowers and vines rising upon its top. Banded elements along with bun feet are further adornments. Made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1907. Firm's marks beneath. 3 1/4" H., 4 1/4" W.
Impeccable Secession design box. Rectangular form is supported by triple-ball, footed elements at each corner. Hammered cover has a central frieze with oval forms in relief. Made in Krefeld, Germany by the well-regarded J.P. Kayser workshop circa 1915. 2 3/8" H., 3 1/2" W., 5 1/2" L.
Wonderful example of WMF design which was influenced by the British Arts & Crafts movement as well. The bold wine, or Champagne cooler has a relief banding of Celtic-inspired patterns. The flanking, open handles have a complementing design. WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop marks beneath. A photo of an example on page xlvi as well as a design illustration on page 154 of the firm's 1906 catalogue. 9 1/2" H., 10 3/4" W. at handles
American antique wine, or Champagne cooler made by the Meriden Silver Plate Co., circa 1880. The well-known workshop was founded in Meriden, CT in 1869. An elaborate central, applied shield with a lion's head at its top is upon the front. Hand-chased foliates surround the shield. Finely cast lions head handles flank the sides. 8 1/4" H., 9" W.