Charming Art Nouveau aide de memoire carnet, or notebook. The silvered covering depicts a beautifully detailed figure of Cigale holding a lute amidst Art Nouveau foliates. Signed Dropsy (Jean-Baptistse-Emile Dropsy, 1843-1923). Reverse is further embellished with rambling foliates. A mechanical pencil is fitted into a side closure to lock the hinged cover of the pad. Retains original, only partially used, gilt-edge note pad. France circa 1900. 2 1/2" W., 4" H.
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 silvered Austrian Art Nouveau photo frame. Rambling florals and vines are in relief upon the bottom as well as on the sides of the frame. The arched top and sides are enhanced with Vienna Secession elements. Austria circa 1905. 6" W., 8 3/4" H.; 3 7/8" W., 6" H. photo
Stunning Art Nouveau photo frame made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. The fluidly designed frame with a central winged maiden or fairy accommodates two photos. Signed beneath with workshop marks. Illustrated on page 305 in the well-known WMF 1906 catalogue published by the Antiques Collectors Club. 7 1/2" W., 7 1/4" H.; 2 1/8" W., 3 3/8" H.
Quite elegant wine or Champagne basket caddy. The silvered holder has beautiful reticulated work as well as bead-edge detail. Made in England circa 1910. 4" W., 9 1/4" L., 7 3/4" H.
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 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.
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.
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.
Exquisite example of a tall, high Art Nouveau wine bottle stand made by the WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany, circa 1900. Sweeping whiplash handles flank the sides of the reticulated Jugendstil form. An example is illustrated on page 154 of the well-known WMF 1900 English catalogue. Firm's marks beneath. 7 1/2" W. to handles, 8" H.
Stunning, large table mirror from the WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in a magnificent Vienna Secessionist form. Relief stylized florals with a distinct Dagobert Peche influence lead to dual cabouchon elements. The tall cathedral-form surround holds its original beveled mirror in cathedral form as well. The lustrous, wooden-backed framework is signed beneath with the firm's ostrich mark. Germany circa 1910. 19 1/4" H., 11 1/8" W.
Stunning Art Nouveau wine bottle stand made in Vienna by the Argentor workshop circa 1902. A frieze of elegant reticulated foliates rises above a raised support base. The tops of the six-leaf forms create a scallop-design opening. The Argentor firm, located in Wimbergerstrasser in Vienna, was founded by Ernst Russ and Adolf Wilhelm Hetzel. Illustrated in an early Argentor Werke catalog, page 82. 4 1/2" H.
Among WMF's finest Secession interpretations. The bold vase with its gitterwerk open handles rises above a geometic support. A frieze depicting warriors and maidens in various pursuits enhances each side. Original cut crystal liner with fanning corners rests within. Losses to high points. Stunning form! Illustrated in the Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik catalogue, page 371. Firm's marks upon base. 13 1/8" H., 7" W.
Reticulated design typifies the fluidity of Art Nouveau with rambling, interlacing florals and vines. Top circumference is highlighted with open flower heads. Four footed florettes support the elegant bottle stand. Made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1907. Firm's makrs beneath.4 3/4" W., 4 1/8" H.