Aqua enamel and sterling silver handle magnifier. Engine-turned pattern beneath enamel work. Hallmarks: John H. Potter, Sheffield 1904. 3" W., 7" L.
Stunning high Art Nouveau wine bottle stand. Reticulated whiplash Art Nouveau florals and vines ramble about the form. Pinched wave edges complete the design, which is supported by a raised bevel foot. Made in Germany circa 1900. 3 1/8": H., 4 3/8" W.
Lovely antique butterfly brooch, the wings lushly enameled in royal blue with a green body. Additional highlights are present in red and green. A detailed, butterfly-wing pattern is found beneath the enamel work. Made by John Atkins & Sons, well-known for their fine silver and enamel jewelry. Fully hallmarked : John Atkins, Birmingham 1915. 1 1/4" x 5/8".
Stunning Secession design. The body of the copper wine or Champagne cooler is hammered. The brass top with its openwork patterns has Secession florette, as well as geometric forms. Energetic flanking brass handles have a central bead element. Made in Germany circa 1905. 9 3/4" H., 11" W.
Very fine, large WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Art Nouveau wine or Champagne cooler. Each of the tri-form sides depicts in high relief a different castle from the Rhine and Mosel valleys. The castles are nestled among naturalistic landscapes in deep relief as well. Three pierced handles adorn the top section. Firm's marks beneath. Made in Germany circa 1900. 11 1/2" H., 9 1/4" W. at handles
Fine Art Nouveau silver and enamel brooch with two large, heart-shape foliates in lush blue-to-green enamels. The hearts are surrounded by additional stylized foliates in relief. The firm, founded by Ernest Murrle of Pforzheim and J.B. Bennett of London, was active 1896-1914, creating Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts design jewelry. The works were often sold by Liberty & Co. in London at turn-of-the-century. Signed with the workshop's MBCo logo along with silver mark. Made in Pforzheim circa 1900. 3/4" W., 1 5/8" L., 2 7/8" L. with pin.
Lovely double-end silver egg cup decorated with detailed panels depicting open-winged eagles and florettes. Stamped 1st standard Minerva mark for 950 Fine Silver along with maker mark. France circa 1890. 1 5/8" W., 2" H.
Simply beautiful American Arts & Crafts sterling silver tea strainer. The bold design with its hammered handle has rivet-and-strapwork in relief upon the top. The strainer, with workshop marks for the Frank Whiting Co., is influenced by the Shreve & Co. silver 14th Century Crusader pattern. Massachusetts circa 1910. 2 7/8" W., 5 7/8" L.
Bottle stand with its adustable holder accomodates a multitude of wine bottle sizes. The stand has a beautifully reticulated gallery with beaded edging. Made in Birmingham by the Hukin & Heath workshop circa 1900. 4 1/4" W., 10 1.4"=12 3/4" H. adjustable height.
Lovely old Sheffield plate wine funnel with a gadroon-wave border. The hand-pierced strainer completes the design and detaches for cleaning. Sheffield circa 1830. 3 1/2" W., 5" L.
Detailed cast bronze German Shepherd with gilded highlights. Nice quality example. Made in France circa 1900. 3" H., 5" L.
Unusual equestrian snuff box made by the well-regarded Unger Bros. workshop of Newark, New Jersey circa 1900. The sterling silver box, with a detailed jumping horse and rider in relief upon its top, is gilded within. A fine example for the collector of antique equestrian items. 3/4" H., 2" W.
Tall Art Nouveau wine, or Champagne cooler. The elegant, bold form has open, sweeping handles with Vienna Secession elements. Stylized Jugendstil florals are in relief within a panel about its circumference. The nickel-on-brass cooler was made in Germany circa 1905. 11 1/4" H., 9 1/2" W. to handles
Elegant late Georgian-era sterling silver and crystal potpourri box. Hallmarks: Thomas Diller, London 1835, along with sovereign head mark for William IV. Heavy silver engined pattern top has an elaborately reticulated and chased scrollwork panel. A medallion with an engraved egret crest is at its center. A fine early box. 1 1/2" H., 1 1/2" W., 5 1/8" L.
Lovely British cocktail tray with open sweeping Art Nouveau handles. The round form has applique work beneath the extended handles and is supported by three bun feet. Made by John Collyer in Birmingham circa 1905. 14" W.
Stunning high Art Nouveau sterling silver photo frame. Robust undulating florals and vines in high relief ramble about the textured surface. The frame with rounded corners is curved at its top. Retains original blue velvet backing. Hallmarks: Francis Webb, Birmingham 1904. 5 5/8" W., 8" H.; 3 5/8" W.,5 1/4" H., photo
Lovely English Art Nouveau sterling silver snuff box. An elegant Alphonse Mucha influence maiden with cascading hair is in relief upon the top. Interior is gilded. Hallmarks: Cornelius Saunders & James Shepherd, Birmingham 1902. 1" H., 2 1/4" W.
Nice antique patinated brass door knocker with a detailed profile of William Shakespeare. Below the striker plate is a depiction of Shakespeare's house in relief. England circa 1900. 4 3/8" H.