A beautifully interpreted pair of Vienna Secession design candlesticks made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1910. Clearly a Josef Hoffmann influence with lobed and beaded elements. Firm's marks upon side of each candle cup. 7" H., 4 1/8" W.
Lovely candle snuffer designed by Alphonse La Paglia for Georg Jensen U.S.A. circa 1948. A native of Italy, La Paglia was a prominent designer who created silver sold in Jensen's New York shop in late 1940's. 12 3/4" L.
Lovely pair of Frederick Carder Steuben candlesticks in the highly collected twist-stem form. The stunning Pomona Green candlesticks are Carder's original design #686 as illustrated in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," page 160. Circa 1920's. 10" H.
Extraordinary pair of Steuben Frederick Carder-era candlesticks. The Celeste Blue glass has an optic quilted pattern on the round bases as well as the candle cups. Flaring bobeches have applied reeding in yellow, a rare combination with Celeste Blue. Each is signed with Steuben acid stamp mark upon the base, circa 1920. 6" H.
Elegant guilloche enamel and sterling silver candlesticks with balluster-form, cut-crystal columns. The golden enamel work has geometric, triangular patterns upon the rounded bases. Candle cups have complementing enamel with an engine-turned pattern. Hallmarks: Adie Bros., Birmingham, 1930. 5" H., 3" W.
Pair of fine figural Art Nouveau candelabra. Polished pewter maidens representing Day and Night. One figure with eyes gazing forward while the companion gazes downward. Naturalistic lily pad bases support the whispy figures each grasping vine-like stems; candle cups rest at their top. Made by Argentor in Austria circa 1905. Firm's marks upon bases. 13" H, 6 3/4 W".
Steuben candlesticks with wide bases in Pomona Green are an optic swirl pattern. The broadly flaring tops are optic ribbed and in Amber glass. A stunning color combination in Frederick Carder's original design number 3581, circa 1920. A drawing for this form is illustrated on page 162 in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," by Gardner. 5 7/8" H.
Nineteenth century Regency-style gilded bronze candlesticks, each with three eagles supporting a candle cup. The holders have a bobeche with beaded detail. Paw-footed eagles rest upon a stepped tri-form base. England, circa 1890. 8 5/8" H., 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.
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.
Fine pair of two-light, Modernist, Danish silver candle holders made by the well-regarded Grann & Laglye workshop of Copenhagen. A round, raised, disc foot supports an energetic, swirling loop with stylized bead and foliate elements upon each. Tall candle cups with bobeches are at asymmetrical levels. Stunning design by this silversmith founded by Johannes L. Grann and Johannes Laglye in 1906. Hallmarks: Grann & Laglye, 1934, along with 3 tower fine silver purity mark. Assay Master: Johannes Siggaard. 6 3/4" H., 6" W.
Silver Modernist candlesticks. A wide, rounded, sloping base leads to a flared column with double lobed-band detail. Lovely Danish design hallmarked 1944 along with assay master mark of Johannes Siggaard. 3 1/4" H., 3 7/8" W.
Spiral-handled silver candle snuffer with a curving twisted stem. Marked "Handmade Sterling." American, circa 1940's. 6 1/2" L.
Unusual figural pewter maiden candlesticks. Female figure with hands upon hips and adorned with bow-tied head wrap and long braids. Made in Germany, circa 1900. 8 1/2" H.
Lovely English Victorian silvered candlesticks with scalloped bases which support complementing columns. Removable flower-form bobeches enhance the top. Made by the Elkington workshop in Birmingham, 1845. 10 1/8" H.
Lobed based candlesticks with a wave edge and hand-chased florals. A complementing lobed column leads to a removable bobeche with chased florals. Made in England circa 1870. 11 1/4" H., 5 1/4" W.
Silvered Victorian Corinthian column candlesticks. Tall, fluted pillar columns with draping, wrapped floral garlands. Sweeping garlands further enhance the notched square bases. Made in England circa 1880. 10 1/2" H., 4 3/4" W.
Sterling silver Adams-style candlesticks. Oval bases with fluted designs which are repeated upon the column. Beaded edging is found upon the base as well as on the oval bobeches. Hallmarks: George Henry Hibberd, Birmingham 1903. 6 3/4" H.