Sterling silver "tot," or shot jigger. Unusal flower-pot form bears full British hallmarks: William Aitken, Birmingham 1913. 1 1/2" H., 1 1/2" W.
Stunning high Art Nouveau wine bottle stand. Elaborately reticulated whiplash vines and iris florals dance about the form. Three ball feet support the stand with its pinched wave edges. Made in Germany circa 1900. 3 1/8" H.
Dutch silver cartouche-form snuff box. A central shield upon the pillow top is surounded by engraved florettes. Gilded interior. Hallmarks include: 1877 date stamp, Schoonhoven assay stamp, .833 fine silver, WH maker. Dimensions: 5/8" H., 2" square.
Fine set-of-six sterling silver tots or shot glasses. The Arts & Crafts tyg tri-handle form shots are each fully hallmarked: William Aitken, Birmingham 1904. Beautifully presented in original fitted silk- and velvet-lined case. Each tot is gilded within. Dimensions: 1 3/4" H., 1 1/2" W., 1 5/8" W. to handles, each.
Stunning high Art Nouveau design! A reticulated whiplash-form support in each corner upholds the jewel box. Interlacing sweeping vines and Art Nouveau florals are in relief upon the top and all sides. Extraordinary to have survived with its original wooden lining. Made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated page 289 in the firm's well-known 1906 catalog. Marks beneath. Dimensions: 2 3/4" H., 4 1/2" W., 6 3/4" L.
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.
Vienna Secession design frame made by the WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1907. Reticulated circular and geometric patterns enhance the curving top. Josef Hoffman inspired spiral forms adorn the rectangular frame's corner supports. Firm's marks upon the bottom edge. Dimensions: 3 3/4" H., 5 3/4" W., 2 1/4" H.; 3 5/8" photo
Vienna Secession influence snuff box with fluted sides upon the stylized hexagonal form. A relief scrolling border further enhances the hinged cover. Gilded interior. 800 Fine Silver, hallmark for the Martin Mayer Workshop of Mainz, Germany, circa 1910. Dimensions: 7/8" H., 2 3/8" W.
American Arts & Crafts hammered silver photo frame made by the famous Lebolt workshop. The Chicago jeweler and silversmith had a retail shop on State Street with a branch on Fifth Avenue, New York. The fine quality crafted frame bears the firm's earliest mark: L within a diamond, handmade sterling special; circa 1912. The form is beveled at the bottom to rest evenly upon a surface. Dimensions: 7 1/4" W., 9" H., 5 3/4" W, 7 1/2" photo.
Lovely Art Nouveau sterling silver clock with interlacing sweeping elements in relief. Silver is mounted upon a curving easel-back oak form. Hallmarks: Joseph Gloster, Birmingham 1907. Dimensions: 4 3/8" W., 6" H., 2" D.
Art Nouveau sterling silver and cut crystal paperweight inkwell. Large rounded silver cover with robust Art Nouveau florals in high relief. Heavy crystal square inkwell deeply cut beneath. Marked sterling. American circa 1900. Dimensions: 2 5/8" Sq., 4" H.
Extraordinary elaborately cast Art Nouveau wine or Champagne cooler designed by Albert Mayer for the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. A full figural mermaid rests upon a nautilus shell in high relief at the cooler's top. She looks upon the scenic vessel with its naturalistically detailed lily pads and foaming waves. A cast and applied narrative including a salamander as well as undulating sea fronds dance about the organic surface...
Sterling silver bean-back form cufflinks made by the Unger Bros. workshop in New Jersey circa 1900. The firm is highly regarded for their turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau designs. The oval cufflinks have swirling elements in high relief. 1/2" W., 3/4" L.
Fine example of WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Art Nouveau in the form of a magnificent wine or Champagne cooler. Unusual form has vigorously interlacing whiplash tendrils with a notched waving rim. Reticulated high Art Nouveau handles flank the sides. This well-regarded firm's marks are impressed beneath. Germany circa 1907. Dimensions: 10 3/4" H., 11 3/4" W. to handles
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.
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.
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.
Bold Secession design box made in the Arthur Krupp Berndorf workshop in Esslingen, Germany circa 1915. High, fluted sides with beaded elements are a clear Josef Hoffmann influence. Stepped cover has further beaded design around a scalloped cartouche. Firm's marks beneath. Dimensions: 3 1/4" H., 3 7/8" W., 5 3/4" L.