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
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.
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.
Sweet figural napkin ring depicting a young boy coaxing a chubby little terrier as he dangles a bunch of grapes above. A notch detail pattern upon the ring. Impressed marks for the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1907. 1 5/8" H., 1 3/8" W.
Whimsical figural napkin ring depicting a drummer boy. He holds a drumstick in one hand while playing cymbals with the other. The ring is in the form of a detailed drum. Made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated in the the Antique Collectors Club reprint of the workshop's 1906 catalogue, page 17. Impressed firm's marks benath. 2 1/8" H., 1 7/8" W.
Art Nouveau wine bottle stand made by the WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1907. The silvered pewter reticulated form has interlacing Celtic-inspired elements upon the sides as well as on each of its footed supports. Firm's marks beneath. 3 1/8" H., 4 3/4" W.
Georgian wine funnel made in England circa 1830. The Sheffield-plate funnel, with its hand-pierced, detachable strainer, has raised edge decoration. 3 5/8" W., 6 1/4" H.
Lovely antique, silvered tray with a serpentine gallery. Elaborate chased fern and foliate patterns are in a serpentine border as well as an inner medallion. Bun feet support the tray with its flanking, rising handles. Made by James Deakin & Sons in Sheffield circa 1885. 15 1/8" W., 20 1/8" L.
Elegant butler's tray by the famous Mappin & Webb workshop. The large oval form has rising serpentine gallery sides with open, cut-out handles. A pierced pattern upon the gallery is enhanced with notch-edge detail. Ideal size and proportion for serving or to display a collection. Firm's marks beneath; Sheffield circa 1900. 17" W., 22 1/2" L.
Lovely footed tray, or salver with acanthus-edge detail. Three hand-chased scrolling shields are set upon the round tray's engine-turned surface. Made by Henry Atkin in Sheffield circa 1900. 1 1/2" H., 14" W.
Oval-form tray with open handles. Bun feet support the tray with its raised border. Ideal size for function as a cocktail tray, or for displaying a cocktail shaker along with glasses. Made by J. Collyer in Birmingham circa 1910. 11 3/4" W., 18" L.
Nice quality, classic English butler's tray with contoured-cut handles. The oval form rises to show grooved-edge detail. Made in Sheffield by Harrison Bros. & Howson, circa 1900. 13 3/4" W., 20 3/4" L.
Lovely Aesthetic movement tray with a crane and butterfly among foliates within its center. Medallions with open flower heads alternate with flower and vine lozenges at the borders. Raised gadroon-edge detail completes the form. Marks for Deykin & Sons of Sheffield circa 1870. 14 1/8" W.
Beautiful, heavy-quality antique tray. Textured, engine-turned surface with a central, chased shield of rambling foliates. Rectangular form has rising sides with beaded edge detail. Elaborate, reticulated handles have relief foliates and chased accents. England circa 1890. 17 1/2" W., 28" L. to handles
A reticulated gallery surrounds the elongated, hexagonal-form, large tray. Applied cast handles with foliates in high relief flank the ends. Curving feet adorned with garlands support the stunning tray with its elaborately chased shell, scroll and floral patterns. Made by Joseph Rogers & Sons in Sheffield circa 1880. The famous workshop was founded in Sheffield in 1682. The firm was appointed cutler and silversmith to five successive sovereigns, beginning with George IV. 15" W., 26" L. to handles.
Impeccable Secession design box. Rectangular form is supported by triple-ball, footed elements at each corner. Hammered cover has a central frieze with oval forms in relief. Made in Krefeld, Germany by the well-regarded J.P. Kayser workshop circa 1915. 2 3/8" H., 3 1/2" W., 5 1/2" L.
Wonderful example of WMF design which was influenced by the British Arts & Crafts movement as well. The bold wine, or Champagne cooler has a relief banding of Celtic-inspired patterns. The flanking, open handles have a complementing design. WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop marks beneath. A photo of an example on page xlvi as well as a design illustration on page 154 of the firm's 1906 catalogue. 9 1/2" H., 10 3/4" W. at handles
Remarkable pair of Art Nouveau candelabra. Each maiden emerges from a swirling base formed by the flowing drape of her garment. The detailed, fluidly cast figures lean upon naturalistically curving, reticulated vines which uphold flower-form candle cups. The undulating, open flower heads form bobeches. Impeccable Art Nouveau in the manner of Claude Bonnefond. Impressed workshop marks beneath. France circa 1900. 12 3/4" H., 9 1/2" W.