Stunning Vienna Secession silver stand with four pillar columns has four curved-and-rolled supports at its rounded base. A cut-crystal bowl with notched edging, as well as incised banded detail, rises above. A central medallion with button top holds the bowl in place. Pillar form is a distinct Josef Hoffmann influence, as seen in examples executed by Wiener Werkstatte. Impressed 800 Fine Silver marks, along with Vienna assay and maker mark, circa 1905. 7 1/8" H., 8 3/8" W.
Vienna Secession basket designed by architect Hans Ofner (1880-1939) and made in the Argentor workshop in Austria circa 1905. Crystal liner rests within rounded frame displaying gitterwerk elements upon its circumference as well as its open handle. Ofner studied with Josef Hoffmann at the Kunstgewerbescule. He went on to create Vienna Secession interiors along with fine metalwork, furniture and jewelry. An Ofner gitterwerk vase by Argentor is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. 7 1/2" H., 5 1/2" W.
Stylized Secession florals and blossoms are in relief upon the top as well as sides of the oval snuff box. A vacant oval medallion has delicate beaded edging. Gilded interior. 800 Fine Silver mark along with maker stamp, Germany circa 1905. 1 1/2" W., 2" L. 5/8" H.
Impeccable design! The lobed creamer and sugar are distinctly influenced by Josef Hoffmann. They have hand-hammered detail and rest upon their original oval tray with its complementing, hammered, rising border. All pieces have rolled rims, a sign of quality. Each is signed by the Wilkens & Sohne silver workshop of Bremen-Hemelingen, Germany. Each consecutively numbered 7173, 7174 and 7175, along with 830 Fine Silver marks; circa 1929. Examples of Wilkens works are represented in the collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin. 6 1/4" W., 9 1/8" L. tray; 2 1/8" H. sugar; 2 5/8" H. creamer
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 beneath each. 5 7/8" H., 4 1/8" W.
Beautifully executed Vienna Secession design upon this biscuit barrel made by the well-known firm of WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1905. Reticulated frame and lid with Secession elements which are repeated in the hand-cut and etched crystal liner. Illustrated on page 252 in the workshop's 1906 catalogue. 8 1/2" H., 3 3/4" D., 5 3/4" W.
Purely Secession in its design and made circa 1902. The large, gilded photo frame has gitterwerk elements upon the geometrically cut and gently curved form. Signed on the reverse by the well-regarded Argentor workshop. The Austrian firm was located in Wimbergerstrasser in Vienna and was founded by Ernst Russ and Adolf Wilhelm Hetzel. Illustrated in an early Argentor Werke catalogue, page 118. 8" W., 12" H.; 4 3/4" W., 8 1/4" H. photo
Fine Bruckmann silver four piece coffee and tea service designed by Josef M. Lock. Each vertically lobed piece with tiered dome top mounted with ebonized wooden handles is hand-hammered; cream & sugar with gilded interiors. Made in 1919 in the renowned Bruckmann & Sohne workshop in Heilbronn, Germany. 800 Fine Silver as well as firm's marks and retailer beneath. Another example of this service is in the permanent collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin. Pictured page 77 in the museum's book "Metallkunst." Peter Bruckmann, director of the silver workshop was the first president of the Deutscher Werkbund founded in 1907. Dimensions: 7 3/4" H. Coffeepot; 6 3/4" H. Teapot; 4 1/4" H., Creamer; 4 3/4" H. Sugar
Stunning Secession design. The body of the copper wine or Champagne cooler is hammered. The brass top with its openwork patterns has Secession florette, as well as geometric forms. Energetic flanking brass handles have a central bead element. Made in Germany circa 1905. 9 3/4" H., 11" W.
Secession gilded brass box made by the Erhard & Sohne workshop in Germany circa 1915-25. Six panels upon the hinged top depict leopards, horse and rider, sailing ship and bird. Side panels include an elephant and a lion. Four feet support the stunning box designed by Eugen Schwemmle. A similar example in the collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin is pictured in the museum publication, "Metallkunst," page 158. Impressed workshop mark beneath. 2 1/2" H., 3 1/2" W., 5 1/4" L.
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.
Secession pottery covered bowl by Dagobert Peche (Austria 1877-1923). Impressed marks for Gmunder Keramik Austria 1915-20. The firm executed pottery for the Wiener Werkstatte. Stylized Vienna Secession design of a figural, reclining woman holding a flower amidst a naturalistic gardenscape glazed in black and white. A tree is upon the reverse. The cover is crowned by a finial along with a geometric Secession pattern. Similar work seen in "Dagobert Peche and the Weiner Werkstatte," Yale University Press in association with the Neue Galerie in New York, copyright 2002. 3 1/4" H., 4" W.
Oval brass box with hinged top set with Villeroy & Boch pottery. The blue glazed oval is decorated with a Secession design in deeper blue and white. The open lid reveals the V&B workshop underglaze marks for Dresden circa 1905. 2 3/4" H., 4 1/8" W., 5 1/4" L.
Very fine Vienna Secession silver box. Exquisite example created in the well-known Alexander Sturm silver workshop in Vienna, circa 1922-32. Possibly designed by Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956). Prior to 1903 Sturm made designs for Hoffman, prior to the founding of the Wiener Werkstatte, again resuming Hoffmann designs circa 1932, when Wiener Werkstatte closed. Examples of Sturm silver have been featured in exhibits at the Neue Galerie in New York. Stamped marks for A. Strum as well as 900 Fine Siver mark. 2 1/2" H., 5 3/8" W., 6 7/8" L.
Fine Vienna Secession hammered silver bonbonniere. The tall, lobed box with its cover is mounted with a stylized, beaded florette finial and has a gilded interior. Extraordinary example with a distinct Josef Hoffmann influence, circa 1905. Stamped with 800 fine silver mark along with assay mark for Vienna used 1872-1921. 4" W., 6 1/2" H.
Large WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Jundendstil inkstand with Vienna- Secession-influence design elements. Double inkwells with reticulated finials flank a brass rocker blotter. The sloping form is designed to accommodate a resting pen or letter. A hinged-top triple-stamp box completes the extraordinary design. Illustrated in the firm's well-known 1906 catalogue, page 285. Made in Germany, circa 1905. Firm's marks beneath. 15 1/2" W., 10 1/2" D., 4 3/4" H.
Vienna Secession silver drinking cup or goblet by the well-regarded J.C. Klinkosch silver workshop in Vienna circa 1925-'30. The hammered, silver-footed goblet with a swirling, fluted knop upholding the cup was likely designed by Oswald Haerdtl. The artist, known for his distinct Vienna Secession forms, was an assistant to Josef Hoffmann. A beautiful, stylized applique monogram is upon one side. Impressed marks for 800 fine silver as well as workshop marks. Examples of Klinkosch works are found in the Brohan Museum in Berlin. 6 1/8" H.
Stunning Secession design. Large oval snuff box with a distinct Dagobert Peche influenced design of stylized geometric foliates upon the cover. The silvered box is gilded within. Marks beneath for the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1930. Dimensions: 1/2" H., 1 3/4" W., 3 1/2" L.