Extraordinary pair of Steuben Frederick Carder-era candlesticks. The Celeste Blue glass has an optic quilted pattern on the round bases as well as the candle cups. Flaring bobeches have applied reeding in yellow, a rare combination with Celeste Blue. Each is signed with Steuben acid stamp mark upon the base, circa 1920. 6" H.
Stunning Frederick Carder design in Ivory and Mirror Black glass. The vase, with its lobed and fluted form, rises upon a footed support. Carder's design #7331 as illustrated on page 93 in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," by Gardner; circa 1920's. 8 5/8" H.
Elegant cranberry silver overlay perfume bottle with chased silver overlay work. The interlacing and scrolling silver, along with a cartouche are upon a bulbous-form flacon. The collar is completely covered in silver, and a large, round stopper with complementing overlay completes the Art Nouveau design. Stamped sterling. American circa 1900. 5 3/4" H.
Purely Secession in its design and made circa 1902. The large, gilded photo frame has gitterwerk elements upon the geometrically cut and gently curved form. Signed on the reverse by the well-regarded Argentor workshop. The Austrian firm was located in Wimbergerstrasser in Vienna and was founded by Ernst Russ and Adolf Wilhelm Hetzel. Illustrated in an early Argentor Werke catalogue, page 118. 8" W., 12" H.; 4 3/4" W., 8 1/4" H. photo
The undulating form of the WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Jugendstil jewel box is supported by four curved feet. Abundant florals and vines adorn the surfaces. A rising, cast flower finial opens the hinged cover of the domed box. Illustrated in the firm's well-known 1906 catalogue, page 298. Firm's marks beneath for this German workshop's Vienna branch, circa 1900. 5" D., 9 1/8" L., 5 1/2" H.
Tall, footed perfume bottle with a guilloche enamel and sterling silver stopper. The stopper retains its long dauber and the sky-blue enamel work has a lovely engine-turned pattern. the crystal is hand-cut with rambling flowers and vines. American circa 1925. 5 7/8" H.
Elegant cut-crystal, footed perfume bottle with guilloche enamel stopper which retains its dauber. Lush aqua enamel has a florette- and engine-turned pattern. A delicate engraved flower-and-leaf pattern in silver encircles the enamel top. Hand-cut flowers complete the bulbous crystal form. American circa 1925. 5 1/2" H.
Nice example for the collector of fine, figural cocktail shakers. The bullet-form shaker has a brass body with a contrasting, silvered cap that removes to reveal a strainer beneath. Made in Italy circa 1930's. 9 1/8" H. ***Long established as a leading specialist in finest quality period Art Deco era cocktail shakers – from classic to figural forms- Over 75 examples in our stock at all times – Many not listed on our site.***
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Modernist classic design cocktail shaker with dual strainer element. Top cap with gadroon-edge detail unscrews to show a flat-top strainer. This section unscrews as well to reveal an internal straining cylinder. An ideal design to house ice or citrus. Made by William James Myatt in Birmingham circa 1930's. 7 1/4" H. ***Long established as a leading specialist in finest quality period Art Deco era cocktail shakers – from classic to figural forms- Over 75 examples in our stock at all times – Many not listed on our site.***
Hagenauer patinated brass horse-and-rider bookends in the stylized form for which this Austrian workshop is so well-known. The animated subject, along with a flower, is set upon a scallop-front base. Each stamped "Made in Austria" and pictured in Werkstatte Karl Hagenauer Wien VII," an early catalogue, page 13. Made circa 1928. 4 7/8" W., 3 3/8" D., 4 7/8" H.
Stunning Art Deco design. The architectural sugar shaker was designed by Keith Murray. The well-known New Zealand artist was commissioned by Mappin & Webb as well as Wedgwood. This unusual example has Murray's iconic Art Deco styling but is also engine-turned in a moire pattern. Mappin & Webb marks beneath, London circa 1930's. 6 3/4" H.
Sterling silver cocktail jigger made by Wallace Silver with a Bicentennial silver dollar set at the bottom. Eisenhower 1776-1976 can be seen within the bottom, and the Liberty Bell is viewed beneath. Designed with one- and two-ounce increments. Connecticut, 1976. 2" H.
Art Deco cut-crystal bowl with robust, silvered, curving spiral handles and raised bead-relief design. Top mount and broad-footed base have complementing bead work in high relief. Crystal has a detailed hand-cut, diamond-pattern band along with a cut-ribbon and floral pattern. Signed with maker mark RM, likely Raoul Monteillet, active in France 1905-1925. 5" H., 12" W. to handles
Interlacing, high Art Nouveau rambling vines adorn the wine bottle stand. A central maiden with cascading hair in the manner of Alphonse Mucha is upon two sides of the stunning design. Made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1900. Impressed marks beneath. 3 1/4" H., 4 1/8" W.
Stunning German Art Nouveau wine, or claret, jug made by the well-regarded Wilkens & Sohne silver workshop of Bremen circa 1900. High Art Nouveau detailed whiplash florals dance about the reticulated mount. A hinged cover with naturalistic blossom finial is upon its top, and an undulating handle completes the silver work. The cover is gilded within. A heavy, quality crystal carafe is cut in alternating panels of wave and diamond patterns. Signed with Wilkens mark, as well as 800 Fine Silver stamp. 12" H.
Lovely romanticized Art Nouveau box from the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop of Germany, circa 1907. Flowing florals rise above a series of six fish as they swim through wave-like, Art Nouveau tendrils. The cover features a wave-like flowing orchid with fish emerging from its form. Gilded within. 1 3/4" H., 3" W.,4 1/2" L.
Made by Joseph Wilmore in Birmingham, the lovely silver grater is fully hallmarked for 1801, along with monarch's head. The wonderful quality oval form, with its ridged pattern, opens to reveal its original steel, hinged grater. Joseph Wilmore, born in 1773, was grandson of an original member of the Birmingham silver assay Office, established that same year. 3/4" H., 7/8" W., 1 3/8" L.
Whimsical cocktail bar jigger in the form of a top hat. The hat is marked Handmade Sterling. A fine example for the collector of unusual jiggers. American circa 1940. 1 3/4" H., 2 3/4" W.