Handsome magnifier. Staghorn handle with sterling silver mount. A detailed ram's head in relief surrounded by beaded elements is found on the elaborate mount. A wreath and ribbon design further enhances its end. Hallmarks: Harrison Bros., Sheffield 1894. 5" W., 10 3/4" L.
Sterling silver letter opener with tortoise shell handle. An elaborate scrolling mount separates the handle from the opener. Hallmarks: John Gilbert, Birmingham 1862. 1 1/4" W., 8 1/2" L.
Elegant quality and design. Tortoise-shell handle with blonde highlights is inlaid with sterling silver. The urn and pendant floral design has hand-chased detail. Back of handle is all silver. Hallmarks: William Briggs, Sheffield 1888. 3 1/2" W., 8 1/4" L.
Lovely crocodile purse with Art Nouveau sterling silver mounts. Clasp unlocks to reveal five interior compartments with an additional compartment at the back of the purse. Hallmarks upon clasp: Henry Marshall, London 1904. Gilded retail stamp within: R.W. Forsyth Ltd. Glasgow. Dimensions: 2 1/4" W., 5" L.
835 fine silver snuffbox made by the Wilhelm Binder workshop in Schwabisch Gmund, Germany circa 1910. The ten-panel geometric form with beaded detail is boldly reminiscent of Josef Hoffmann Vienna Secession design. A coffee and tea service with similar design elements by Wilhelm Binder is in the collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin. Dimensions: 3/4" H., 2 1/8" W.
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. Half-rounded candle cups complement base design. Firm's marks upon bases. 10 3/4" H.
Wonderful difficult-to-find triple frame. The gilded, detailed frames each have lovely scrolling ribbon mounts. Made in France circa 1910. Dimensions: 4 3/4" H., 8 1/2" W. overall; 2 1/4" W., 3 5/8" H. each photo.
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.
Very fine Art Nouveau wine jug made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1900. A fully cast figure of a mermaid forms the undulating handle. Her tall fins merge with applied reticulated foliates in relief upon the tall form. A curving hinged cover with applied reticulated vine completes this extraordinary example by this highly regarded workshop. Illustrated in the firm's well-known 1906 catalogue, page 138. Marks upon handle. 15" H.
Handsome antique crocodile-wrapped whisky flask. Fitted with a removable silvered drinking cup, gilded within. Made in Sheffield circa 1910 by James Dixon & Sons. 4" W., 6 3/8" H.
Lovely unusual example from the famous Mappin & Webb workshop of London and Sheffield circa 1910. Crystal biscuit barrel with silvered mounts is cut with stylized florals and vines dancing about the ribbed surface. A bale handle and turned lid finial enhance the form. Ideal for cookies as well as for use as a covered ice cooler. Dimensions: 6 1/2" H., 8" H. to handle, 6" W.
Lovely Art Nouveau pewter box made in the workshop of Moritz Hacker in Vienna circa 1900. Exhuberant interlacing whiplash tendrils and flowers are found on the sides. Further whiplash vines dance about the surface of the rectangular hinged top. The well-regarded Hacker, a jeweller to the Royal Court, collaborated with the Loetz Glass workshop to provide Art Nouveau lamp bases for their shades. Dimensions: 3 3/4" H., 3 3/4" W. 5 1/2" L.
Art Nouveau bottle stand with naturalistic leaves and blossoms in relief. The foliates cascade from the top of the lovely form. Made by the Orivit workshop in Cologne, circa 1911-12. Dimensions: 2 7/8" H., 4 5/8" W.
Elegant English tall bottle stand with reticulated patterns about the form. Handles with raised foliate designs flank the top. Made by the Alex Clark Co. Ltd. of London circa 1915. Dimensions: 6 1/2" W. to handles, 7" H.
Extraordinary design. High art nouveau centerpiece stand by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische MetallWarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. A four footed curving base with irises in relief leads to a naturalistic column with flanking whiplash elements. An elaborately reticulated framework of art nouveau florals above rippling water like patterns holds a cobalt crystal bowl. The scallop edge bowl has gold enamel floral accents about it's form...
Magnificent acid-etched cameo glass Baccarat ice cooler in silver mount. Cameo relief in raspberry tone of rambling leaves, blossoms and vines. The fine Art Nouveau silver mount with complementing flowers in relief holds the elaborate cooler. An undulating swivel bale handle rises above the stunning form. Portuguese 833 fine silver hallmarks. Circa 1900. Dimensions: 8" W., 7 3/8" H., 11 1/4" H. to handle.
Scrolling stylized Art Nouveau foliates are found upon the English sterling silver frame. Hallmarks: William Davenport, Birmingham 1903. Dimensions: 3 3/8" W., 3 1/4" H., 1 3/4" diameter photo.
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. Dimensions: 5 3/4" W., 8 3/4" H.