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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Lovely Art Nouveau vesta, or match cover, made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. An Art Nouveau maiden with cascading hair, reminiscent of Alphonse Mucha, is upon its front. Illustrated on page 119 in the reprint of the WMF 1906 catalogue published by The Antique Collectors' Club. 1 1/8" W., 1 3/4" L.
Lovely classic English rectangular tray with rounded corners.The rising curved border has fluted banding. Flanking open handles have a foliate relief design along with fluted detail. Made by James Dixon & Son in Sheffield circa 1910. Bears retailer mark for Finnegans of Manchester. 16 1/2" W., 26 3/4" L.
A raised, pierced gallery surrounds the large, oval tray. Chased borders have foliates along with spiral designs upon its surface. Cast, notched handles flank the form, which is supported by bun feet. Made by Walker & Hall in Sheffield circa 1890. 16 1/2" W., 27" L.
The large oval-format tray is extensively chased with cascading garlands, medallion and foliates. The sides have a pierced, raised gallery. A central shield is chased with complementing designs along with urn elements. Decorative cast handles flank the tray which is supported by six bun feet. Made by James Dixon & Sons in Sheffield circa 1890. 18" W., 27" L.
Stunning English tray with an open gallery. The tray, with elaborately hand-chased florals, has gently curved sides along with curving, notched corners. Boldy, concentrically beaded handles flank the form. Unusual, ornately cast feet with a mustachioed face support the design. Made by Mark Willis & Son in Sheffield circa 1880. 2 3/4" H., 15" W., 27" L.
Antique sterling silver Victorian whistle. In fine condition and mounted with a chatelaine ring with an 1887 Sixpence coin. A profile of Queen Victoria is upon the front of the coin. The wonderful, functional whistle is fully hallmarked. Deakin & Francis, Birmingham, 1892. 2 3/8" L. whistle; 3" L. with coin.
Lovely Art Nouveau frame made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. The elegant form has sweeping whiplash vines as well as florals in relief. Firm's marks upon the bottom. Illustrated in the 1906 catalog reprinted by the Antiques Collectors Club, page 305. 6" W., 9 1/8" H.frame ; 3 5/8" W., 5" H. photo