Stunning pair of antique English sterling silver salt cellars. The quaiche-form salts have cobalt crystal liners. The original, surviving spoons have a heart-shape, open Celtic knot topped by a crown, each with a gilded bowl. Presented in lushly fitted, silk- and velvet-lined, serpentine box. Hallmarks: Hilliard & Thomason, Birmingham 1896. 2 1/4" W., 3" L. salts; 2 5/8" L. spoons
Lovely, antique jewel box covered in textured leather. The hinged top is inset with beveled glass which reveals the beautifully lined, tufted silk-and-velvet interior. A top tray fitted with sections to accommodate rings, bracelets and earrings lifts out to silk-lined compartment beneath, ideal for necklaces. Retains its original key. Made in France circa 1900. 3 1/4" H., 4 3/4" W., 7" L.
Lustrously enameled sterling silver in vibrant blues, an oval medallion is surrounded by a curving reticulated Art Nouveau design. A pendant drop further enhances the lovely design. A similar pendant is pictured in "Charles Horner of Halifax," page 87. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1911. 1 1/2" L.
Whimsical figural bottle stopper in the form of a rabbit, or hare. The finely cast Art Nouveau-era figure stands upon an engine-turned base. Illustrated in the WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) well-known catalogue, page 148. Made in Germany circa 1900. 1 3/4" H. without cork.
Stunning example from the well-regarded Orivit workshop of Cologne, Germany, circa 1904. The pewter framework with its reticulated, undulating vines has robust Jungendstil handles and rests upon its contrasting stained wood bottom. Firm's marks beneath pewter surround. Pictured in the book titled, " Orivit," page 131. 12 1/2" W., 19 1/2" L.
Stunning design! Made by the well-known Birmingham designer James Fenton. Art Nouveau pendant is oval-form with a rising heart-and-foliate pattern in relief. Two enamel pendant drops further enhance the elegant Art Nouveau design. Lush enamels are in vibrant blues, aqua and purple. Fenton, along with noted designers Archibald Knox and Charles Horner, created the genre of design that was often retailed at Liberty & Co. Hallmarks: James Fenton, Birmingham 1908. 3" L.
Finely carved, large staghorn corkscrew in the form of a bear with glass eyes. A fine example for the collector, the detailed, figural form has a central sterling silver collar mount. Scrolling foliates in relief along with an interlacing spiral adorn the silver. Bell cap feature. American circa 1900. 8 1/4" W., 5 1/2" L.
An elaborate Art Nouveau silver mount with chased floral detail adorns the wild boar tusk corkscrew. Nice, large tusk for comfortable grip. American circa 1900. 7 3/8" W., 5 1/4" L.
Wild boar tusk corkscrew with a large sterling silver mounted cap. Tusk has mottled tone and gradation. Walker bell feature. American circa 1900. 4 1/2" W., 5 1/4" L.
Nice example of a wild boar tusk corkscrew. Its sterling silver cap has gilded detail upon its scrolling, floral-relief edge work. American circa 1900. 5 1/2" W., 5 3/4" L.
Lovely two-tone blue enamel and silver gilt snuff box. Elongated, octagonal form has lush blue enamel over an engine-turned pattern. A contrasting blue enamel border completes the design. Hallmarks: S. Blackensee & Sons, Chester 1910. 1 1/8" W., 1 7/8" L.
Robust reticulated Art Nouveau silver bases have stylized foliates in relief. A tall removable crystal liner rests within each support. Made in Bremen, Germany by the well-regarded Koch & Bergfeld workshop, circa 1902. Koch & Bergfeld Judendstil designs were created by some of the most accomplished artists of the day, including Albin Muller and Hugo Levin. Firm's marks beneath along with 800 fine silver marks and Austrian import marks. Dimensions: 5 1/4" L., 4" D., 7 3/4" H.
Extraordinary wine or claret Jug from the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) 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.
Lovely mother-of-pearl handle dessert, or fruit set-for-six. Silvered set has chased detail upon the blades and forks. Fitted in original blue-velvet-lined, wooden box. Made by the Frederick Asman Co. in Sheffield circa 1900. 6" L. forks, 7 1/4" L. knives; 6 1/4" W., 9"L. box
Antique American boar tusk corkscrew with sterling silver mounts. Top mount is an elaborate Art Nouveau design with a beaded end cap to complete the detail. Walker Bell feature. American circa 1900. 5 1/4" W., 5 7/8" L.
Elegant enamel and sterling silver pendant from the famous Charles Horner workshop. The interlacing Art Nouveau design is richly enameled in shimmering aqua-green with blue highlights. An additional enamel suspension and drop complete the stunning design. Hallmarks: Charles Horner: Chester 1911. 2 1/8" suspension to drop
Fruit or dessert knives with lovely mother-of-pearl carved handles. Set-of-six fitted in original velvet- and silk-lined box. Silver collars hallmarked: Harrison Brothers & Howson, Sheffield 1914. 6 1/2" L. each
Oval brass box with hinged top set with Villeroy & Boch pottery. The blue glazed oval is decorated with a Secession design in deeper blue and white. The open lid reveals the V&B workshop underglaze marks for Dresden circa 1905. 2 3/4" H., 4 1/8" W., 5 1/4" L.