Lovely Art Nouveau silver wine bottle stand. Reticulated, rambling florals adorn the elegant form. Hallmarks for the Wilhelm Binder workshop of Schwabisch Gmund, Germany, circa 1900. Examples of the Binder workshop are represented in the Brohan Museum in Berlin. 2 1/8" H., 4 1/2" W.
Edwardian sterling silver snuff box with detailed, chased, scrolling florals and leaves. The rectangular form with rounded ends is hallmarked: Williams Birmingham Ltd., Birmingham 1904. Gilded within. 5/8" H., 1 1/4" W., 2 1/2" L.
Tiffany Studios gilded bronze Zodiac pattern letter or paper rack. The two-section holder depicts signs of the zodiac in detailed relief. Impressed upon the base: Tiffany Studios, New York, 1009. Circa 1905. An example illustrated in "Tiffany Desk Sets," by Holland, page 23. 2 1/2" D., 9 1/2" W., 6 1/2" H.
Fine American Arts & Crafts sterling silver bowl in the 14th Century Crusader pattern made by Shreve in San Francisco circa 1910. The bowl has an undulating rim, a notched border and a hexagonal center. The striking form also incorporates a hammered and riveted strap-work detail. This highly regarded pattern was introduced to the public at the Panama Pacific Exposition of 1911, which symbolized a fresh beginning for the city after the devastating earthquake of 1906. 1 1/4" H., 9 1/4" W.
Sterling silver page, or book marker with a spiral, carved mother-of-pearl handle. The Victorian marker is hallmarked: Crisford & Morris, Birmingham 1898. 3 3/8" L.
Sterling silver trowel-form page, or book marker. Elaborate foliate handle. Hallmarked: Adie & Lovekin, Birmingham 1899. 2 7/8" L.
Lovely Art Nouveau sterling silver olive or condiment spoon, made by Paye & Baker of North Attleboro, Massachusetts circa 1901. Finely detailed water lily pattern with floating lilies and pads descending along the stem of the spoon on the front as well as the reverse. The bowl has Art Nouveau florals and fronds in high relief. 7" L.
Sterling silver photo frame with fine engine turning in alternating wave patterns. Knotched arch top and a bevel about the sides. Hallmarks: Henry Matthews, Birmingham 1912. Dimensions: 5 1/4" W., 7 3/8" H.; 3 3/4" W., 5 1/2" H. photo.
Antique Victorian sterling silver olive spoon made by the Nowlan Co. circa 1890. Gilded pierced bowl with a pattern in relief. Beaded stem with a foliate detail upon the handle. Nowlan operated as a jeweler and silversmith under the direction of Thomas Nowlan in Richmond, Va. beginning 1866. 7 1/4" L.
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.
Large butler's tray with a raised recticulated gallery. Rectangular form with cut corners has elaborate floral patterns upon the surface. Cast foliate-and-scroll supports uphold the form with its open handles. Marks: W.S. Savage & Co., Sheffield, circa 1870. 15" W., 20" L., 2 3/4" L.
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.
Sterling silver magnifier with detailed scrolling florals in relief upon the handle. Hallmarks: Cooper Bros. Sheffield, 1903. 6 1/8" L., 2 1/2" W.
Tall, silvered English squared column candlesticks. Each tapered column has ribbon and pendant garland embellishment. Urn-form capitals with festooning garlands rise above. Bead-edge detail completes the design. Hallmarks: Hawkes & Eyre, Sheffield, circa 1875. 10 3/4" H., 4 1/4" W. at bases.
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.
Sterling silver magnifier with birds in high relief among flowers and foliate elements. Hallmarks: London 1895. 8 1/4" L.