Secession gilded brass box designed by Eugen Schwemmle for Erhard & Sohne in Germany circa 1915-25. Geometric panels have stylized urns, palm trees and fawns in relief. Central panel upon the top depicts the artist's daughter AnneMarie Schwemmle. Impressed workshop mark beneath. An example of this box is in the collection of the Brohan Museum, Berlin. Pictured in "Metalkunst," page 158, the book of the Museum collection. Dimensions: 1 7/8" H., 3 1/2" W., 5 1/8" L.
Purely Secession in design, brass bell with its alternating grooved and raised conical bottom. A flattened grooved handle completes the bold form. Unsigned, possibly Hagenauer for Rena Rosenthal, circa 1940. Dimensions: 4 1/4" H., 2 3/4" W.
Lovely gilded brass notepad designed by Eugen Schwemmle for Erhard & Sohne in Germany circa 1915-25. Hinged top displays six relief panels. Among scenes depicted are panthers, buildings and a viking ship. Workshop mark as well as presentation inscription for 1934 beneath. Examples by Schwemmle in the Collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin. Dimensions: 3 1/2" W, 5 3/4" L.