Bold magnifier has a naturally textured staghorn handle for a comfortable grip. Sterling silver end mount with its foliate-and-ribbon design is hallmarked: Henry Howson, Sheffield 1895. 4" W., 10 1/2" L.
Antique sterling silver Edwardian whistle. The fully functional whistle is mounted with a chatelaine ring. Hallmarked: William Oliver, Birmingham 1909. 2" L. with ring
Lovely sterling silver Art Nouveau photo frame. The scenic dome top has a reclining maiden gazing into her upheld hand mirror. Fluidly curving sides are adorned with Art Nouveau foliates. Wooden easel back. Hallmarks: A. Bromet, Birmingham 1906. 6 3/8" W., 8 3/4" H.; 3 1/2" W., 5 1/8" H. photo
Stunning Art Nouveau pendant from the Charles Horner workshop. A stylized, elongated foliate is richly enameled in blues, aqua and green tones. An additional pendant drop in royal blue enamel completes the design. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1909. 1 7/8" L.
Stunning example from the well-regarded Orivit workshop of Cologne, Germany, circa 1904. The pewter framework, with its reticulated, undulating vines, has robust Jugendstil handles and rests upon its contrasting stained wood bottom. Pictured in the book entitled "Orivit," page 131. 12 1/2" W., 19 1/4" L.
Extraordinary Art Nouveau large double photo frame made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1900. A central, romanticized maiden upholds sweeping flowers upon vines on the rectangular form. Jugendstil designs in relief further enhance the borders of the frame that accommodates two photos. Illustrated on page 305 in the well-known WMF 1906 catalogue published by the Antiques Collectors Club. Signed beneath with workshop marks. 12 1/4" W., 10 1/2" H.; 3 3/8" H., 3 1/2" W. each photo
Handsome antique crocodile-wrapped whisky flask. Fitted with a removable silvered drinking cup, gilded within. Made in Sheffield circa 1910 by James Dixon & Sons. 3 3/4" W., 6 1/8" H.
A WMF Art Nouveau sweetmeat stand designed by the influential sculptor/designer Albert Mayer for the well-known German firm, WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik). Mayer was appointed head of the Art Studio in 1894 and specialized in designs which depicted beautiful maidens and nymphs with flowing hair, etc. Illustrated in The Art Nouveau Domestic Metalwork Catalog 1906. Bears WMF mark underneath. Germany circa 1900. 9" H., 14" L., 5 1/2" W.
Elegant Art Nouveau enameled pendant from the Charles Horner workshop. Curving openwork sterling silver design has four cascading florettes. Central enamel work is in rich royal blues to iridescent aqua and greens. A complementing triangular enamel suspension drops beneath the foliates. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1909. 1 5/8" L.
Handsome English antique sterling- silver-mounted flask. Bound with crocodile, the flask has a drinking cup with gilded interior which slips off for convenience. Cap is threaded to turn and lock into place. A bayonet hinge keeps the cap from detaching. Hallmarks: James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1912. 3 3/8" W., 5 5/8" H.
Antique sterling silver whistle with a ribbed pattern. The Victorian-era example, with its chatelaine ring, is fully functioning. Hallmarks: Francis Webb, Birmingham 1894. 1 7/8" L.
Lovely Art Nouveau letters or stationery box has its original fitted wooden interior. Extensive Art Nouveau whiplash, foliates and scenic designs are in relief on the silvered, hinged-top form. Made in England circa 1900. 3 1/2" D., 9" L. 5 3/4" H.
Extraordinary Art Nouveau design. A scarce example of a bat-form pendant from the famous Charles Horner workshop in sterling and enamel. A detailed pattern in the silver wings and body is seen beneath the enamel work. Cobalt blue, along with lustrous turquoise and aqua greens, define the design. Further enamel is found upon a rising triangular form above the pendant as well as on a complementing suspension. A similar example is pictured in "Charles Horner of Halifax," page 94. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1909. 2 1/2" L. with suspended enamels.
Elegant sterling silver condiment set consisting of two open salts, two mustard pots and two pepperettes with bristol blue glass liners. The elaborate set is complete with its original spoons. Decorated with a swag-and-bow design in relief. Each is fully hallmarked: Henry Hobson & Sons, Birmingham 1904. The ten pieces are fitted in a beautiful velvet- and silk-lined case. 2 7/8" H. pepperettes; 2 1/8" W. salts; 2 7/8" W. mustards
Antique sterling silver Victorian whistle. In fine condition and mounted with a chatelaine ring. The wonderful, functional whistle is fully hallmarked: Deakin & Francis, Birmingham 1873. 2 1/4" L. with ring
Pair of nutcrackers with a cut design on handles that creates a comfortable grip. Concave, grooved area helps to grip nut. Swing handles reverse to accommodate a smaller nut and rotate back for walnut or other large varieties. Fitted in beautiful original silk- and velvet-lined case. Made in England circa 1910. 5 3/4" L. each
A carved wood Victorian-era wooden handle with silver mounts is upon the magnifier. Silver has floral as well as chased designs. Hallmarks: Maker TR.AR, Birmingham 1891. 4" W., 10 1/2" L.
Extraordinary, lively Austrian bronze dog stands upon its hind legs as it holds a lariat with its paws. The detailed figure has nuanced patination of the detailed fur. Fine example for the collector of unusual Austrian bronze animals. Circa 1910. 3 1/4" H., 2 1/8" W.