Antique English sterling silver whistle, completely hand-chased with scrolling foliates. Maintains its pea within and in working order. Fully hallmarked: William Vale & Sons, Birmingham 1908. Chatelaine ring is adorned with a silver sixpence coin dated 1889 with a profile of Queen Victoria upon its front. 1 5/8" L. whistle; 2 1/2" with coin
Highly stylized Doulton Lambeth Art Nouveau stoneware vase with robust, interlacing, tube-lined florals and vines. The tall, baluster form has energetic decoration in olive greens, light blues and sienna in relief against a mottled, rich blue and olive ground. Among artist marks are those of well-known Florence E. Barlow. The artist won many awards at exhibitions throughout her longevity at the Lambeth pottery, active 1873-1909. Impressed workshop marks along with date mark for 1904. 15" H.
Stunning design! A robust wide band of foliates in high relief encircles the wine, or Champagne cooler. Curving handles with scroll elements further enhance the elegant form. Made by the Orivit workshop, well-known for fine Art Nouveau design in Cologne, Germany circa 1910. 9 1/4" H., 11 1/2" W. to handles
Very nice American wild boar tusk corkscrew. Large mounted silver cap has finely hand-chased florals. Nice naturally mottled gradation of tone upon the tusk. Silver workshop marks for John Hasselbring of New York circa 1900, known for quality wine and bar accoutrements. Walker bell feature. 5" W., 5 5/8" L.
Carved mother-of-pearl handles and sterling silver letter opener and magnifier. Opener: Mappin & Webb, Sheffield 1866. Magnifier: Charles Boyton, Sheffield 1902.
Tiffany Studios gilded bronze Zodiac pattern letter, or paper rack. The two-section holder depicts signs of the zodiac in detailed relief. Impressed upon the base: Tiffany Studios, New York, 1009. Circa 1905. An example illustrated in "Tiffany Desk Sets," by Holland, page 23. 2 1/2" D., 9 1/2" W., 6 1/2" H.
Antique French amethyst crystal, hexagonal-cut wax seal. Adorned with a detailed, chased foliate silver mount. The uninscribed end is a bevel-cut amethyst crystal as well. A chatelaine ring comletes the seal design. France circa 1880. 1 1/2" L.
Nice wild boar tusk corkscrew with naturally mottled gradation of tones. Sterling silver filagree leaf mounts are upon each end. American circa 1900. 5" W., 4 1/4" L.
Fine figural Art Nouveau silvered pewter liqueur service depicting a maiden upholding a cut crystal decanter. A fluid Jugendstil base holds six cordial tumblers. Stylized hand-cutting upon the decanter and tumblers is in a Secession design. Designed by Albert Mayer for WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1900. Firm's marks impressed upon base. Illustrated in "Art Nouveau Domestic Metalwork from Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik 1906," page XXXVII and page 129. 14 1/4" H., 13 1/4" L.
Simply beautiful Jugendstil bottle stand with undulating and reticulated design rising above an octagonal base. Made by the Orivit workshop in Germany circa 1904. An example pictured in the book titled, "Orivit," page 67. 3 5/8" H. 5 1/4" W.
Large Art Nouveau figural mirror. A lovely Alphonse Mucha-inspired maiden forms the mirror's stand. She gazes upward into her own boudoir mirror as her sweeping gown forms a tray beneath. The stunning high Art Nouveau design retains its original double-bevel curving mirror. A detailed cast bird in flight completes the polished pewter form. Germany circa 1900. 14"W., 18 1/2" H.
Lush enamel and sterling silver dragonfly brooch. Rich cobalt blue enamel work with green at center of the dragonfly. Detailed wing pattern is beneath the enamel along with black patterned highlights. Made by John Atkins & Sons, well-known for their fine silver and enamel jewelry created in Birmingham, England between the Art Nouveau and Art Deco design eras. Silver hallmarks: Birmingham 1918. 1 1/2" W., 1" H.
Lovely antique butterfly brooch, the wings lushly enameled in lilac with a vibrant emerald green body. Additional highlights are present in iridescent blue and red. 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 created in Birmingham, England, between the Art Nouveau and Art Deco design eras. Silver hallmarks: Birmingham 1916. 5/8" H., 1 1/8" W.
Vienna Secession design tall covered jar made by Loetz. The green glass Dagobert Peche design has stylized enamel florals in yellow, white and purple. Black enamel in beaded and scroll patterns are upon the jar as well as the cover with its knop finial. Austria circa 1915. 6 7/8" H.
WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Art Nouveau chamberstick with a stylized, sweeping, open handle. The unusual example has a hinged top storage compartment to hold matches. A striker is built into the top. The lovely Jugendstil design has foliates in relief to complete the design. Illustrated in the well-known WMF 1906 catalogue, page 117. Firm's marks upon the handle. Germany circa 1900. 5" W., 7" L.
Stunning pair of antique English sterling silver salt cellars. The quaiche-form salts have cobalt crystal liners. The original, surviving spoons have a heart-shape, open Celtic knot topped by a crown, each with a gilded bowl. Presented in lushly fitted, silk- and velvet-lined, serpentine box. Hallmarks: Hilliard & Thomason, Birmingham 1896. 2 1/4" W., 3" L. salts; 2 5/8" L. spoons
Lovely, antique jewel box covered in textured leather. The hinged top is inset with beveled glass which reveals the beautifully lined, tufted silk-and-velvet interior. A top tray fitted with sections to accommodate rings, bracelets and earrings lifts out to silk-lined compartment beneath, ideal for necklaces. Retains its original key. Made in France circa 1900. 3 1/4" H., 4 3/4" W., 7" L.
Stunning Art Nouveau design! Sterling silver and enamel necklace has numerous drops suspended from a reticulated Art Nouveau pendant. A rounded, triangular form suspends from above, beautiful, vibrant enamels range from blues to greens and purple violet. 2 5/8" L. Hallmarks: Charles Horner,Chester 1909.