Antique sterling silver whistle. Detailed hand-chased foliates are upon both sides. The wonderful, functional whistle is fully hallmarked: Hilliard & Thomason, Birmingham 1901. 1 3/4" L. to chaletaine ring
Art Nouveau silver and enamel pendant from the Charles Horner workshop. Enamel is lustrous blue upon a textured ground. The elegant Art Nouveau floral form is enhanced with a pendant pearl drop. A similar pendant is pictured in "Charles Horner of Halifax," by Lawson. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1911. 1 1/8" L.
Stunning Art Nouveau wine or Champagne cooler. The hammered copper cooler has pendant grapes, leaves and vines in high relief upon its front. Fluid whiplash brass handles are mounted upon the sides. An undulating top rim completes the form. Made by the Carl Deffner workshop in Esslingen, Germany circa 1900. Deffner produced Jugendstil design of the highest order and has works represented in the collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin. 9 1/8" H., 12 1/8" W. to handles
Lovely sterling silver Art Nouveau photo frame. Rambling flowers and vines adorn the fluid Art Nouveau form. A detailed scene depicts a maiden holding a bird and basket as she reaches to gather flowers while a child gazes toward her. Wooden easel back. Hallmarks: James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1906. 7 1/2" W., 9 1/2" H.; 3 1/2" W., 5 1/4" H. photo
Edwardian-era hexagonal-form decanter. Elaborately cut with florettes and oval elements. Tall oval stopper has complementing cut accents. Ideal for whisky or liquors. England circa 1910. 8 1/2" H.
Tall, oval pique tortoise and crystal boudoir jar. Tortoise with blonde highlights has chased, cascading garland sterling silver inlay. Hallmarks: William Davenport, Birmingham 1912. 3 1/4" H.
Tall, oval pique tortoise jar with elaborate sterling silver inlay. Interlacing, scrolling vines with pendant flowers have chased detail. Jar is cut in a vertical pattern. Hallmarks: Drew & Son (Samuel Summers Drew & Ernest Drew), London 1910. 3 1/2" H.
Sweet, heavily cut crystal jar with a pique tortoise and silver top. Silver inlay is in a swirling wreath pattern within a shield. Hallmarks: William Aitken, Birmingham 1913. 1 1/2" W., 1 3/4" H.
Antique oak box with Art Nouveau sterling silver mounts. Each of the corner silver appliques has florals along with undulating vines upon a hammered background. Wool felt lining. Hallmarks: Charles S. Green, Birmingham 1905. 2 1/4" H., 3 5/8" W., 4 3/4" L.
Edwardian-era Arts & Crafts table gong. The oak stand is mounted with notch-form, silvered elements. Gong holder has complementing mounts. Complete with its striker. Made in England by Henry Bourne & Daniel J. O'Neill, circa 1905. 11" W., 10 1/4" H.
Pair of Victorian wine coasters with a reticulated, spiraling floral pattern. Each coaster has beaded detail along with turned wood bottoms. Sheffield circa 1890. 5 1/2" W., 2" H.
Handsome Edwardian sterling silver snuff box. The box, with a lovely cross-hatch pattern, has a central vacant medallion. Interior retains its original lush gilding. Hallmarks: J.C. Vickery, London 1909. 1" W., 2 7/8" L., 3/4" H.
Stunning antique sterling silver flask. An all-over cross-hatch pattern adorns the flask with its central vacant medallion. Nice, desirable, discreet size. Hallmarks: J.C. Vickery, London 1909. 2 1/2" W., 4 1/4" H.
High Art Nouveau silver plate photo frame. Rising flowers and vines in relief adorn the splendid example. A detailed scene with a dog gazing at his bowl among playful birds is upon the lower section. Wooden easel back. England circa 1900. 7" W., 10 3/4" H.; 3 1/2" W., 5 1/4" H. photo
Stunning Art Nouveau photo frame made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1905. The tall Jugendstil form has Secession elements along with reticulated, curving florals. Signed upon the back with the firm's mark. Illustrated on page 305 in the well-known WMF 1906 catalogue published by the Antique Collectors Club. 7 1/4" W., 11 3/4" H.
A fine example for the collector of figural cocktail shakers. Rare, early artillery- shell-form cocktail shaker made by the Gorham Silver Company of Rhode Island circa 1918. The silvered brass cocktail shaker has a copper band at the lower section. The removable strainer section with incised bands and its cap are brass. A striking realistic design. Marked beneath: Fac-simile eighteen pounder shrapnel shell. 11 3/4" H., 3 1/4" W. *** 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 ***
Very good example of a Christopher Dresser-influence pitcher or jug. The 19th-century Modernist form has a wide collar with pour spout. Triple-strap handle was blown and applied. A star-cut base completes the stunning design. Hallmarked Birmingham 1888 along with sovereign's head (duty mark) and maker mark. Ideal size for a bar or water jug. 7 1/2" H.
Lovely Art Nouveau sterling- silver-top boudoir jar. A scene in high relief depicts a pair of birds among cascading flowers and is gilded beneath. Crystal jar is extensively cut. Hallmarks: J. Aitkin & Son; Birmingham 1904. 2 7/8" H., 3 1/4" W.