Interlacing, high Art Nouveau rambling vines adorn the wine bottle stand. A central maiden with cascading hair in the manner of Alphonse Mucha is upon two sides of the stunning design. Made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1900. Impressed marks beneath. 3 1/4" H., 4 1/8" W.
Stunning German Art Nouveau wine, or claret, jug made by the well-regarded Wilkens & Sohne silver workshop of Bremen circa 1900. High Art Nouveau detailed whiplash florals dance about the reticulated mount. A hinged cover with naturalistic blossom finial is upon its top, and an undulating handle completes the silver work. The cover is gilded within. A heavy, quality crystal carafe is cut in alternating panels of wave and diamond patterns. Signed with Wilkens mark, as well as 800 Fine Silver stamp. 12" H.
Lovely romanticized Art Nouveau box from the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop of Germany, circa 1907. Flowing florals rise above a series of six fish as they swim through wave-like, Art Nouveau tendrils. The cover features a wave-like flowing orchid with fish emerging from its form. Gilded within. 1 3/4" H., 3" W.,4 1/2" L.
Made by Joseph Wilmore in Birmingham, the lovely silver grater is fully hallmarked for 1801, along with monarch's head. The wonderful quality oval form, with its ridged pattern, opens to reveal its original steel, hinged grater. Joseph Wilmore, born in 1773, was grandson of an original member of the Birmingham silver assay Office, established that same year. 3/4" H., 7/8" W., 1 3/8" L.
Whimsical cocktail bar jigger in the form of a top hat. The hat is marked Handmade Sterling. A fine example for the collector of unusual jiggers. American circa 1940. 1 3/4" H., 2 3/4" W.
Leather-bound book is titled within "Collection Complette des Ouvres de Voltaire" and dated 1756 in Roman numerals. The book is lined with marbelized paper and fitted with a delicate music-box mechanism. A surprise lays within, as the book has a stash compartment. 5" W., 7 3/4" L.
Quality heavy sterling silver sherry label. The elongated, octagonal-form label has incised detail and is fully hallmarked: John Harvey & Sons Ltd., London 1960. The label was sold by the famous sherry company to commemorate the opening of their shop at Bond and White Church, October 3rd, 1960. 1 3/8" H., 1 5/8" L. label without chain
Extensively detailed, fine silver-overlay work covers the surface of this deep-cranberry glass vase. The bulbous bottom rises to a trumpet-form. The chased silver displays abundant leaves, berries and vines. Originally presented at Quantuck Yacht Club, August 4, 1906. 7" H.
Flared Modernist silver bowl from the GAB (Guldsmedsaktiebolaget) workshop of Sweden. The footed form, fashioned in three sections, has a central, stylized band of Art Deco florals in relief. The quality craftsmanship displays rolled rims at top as well as bottom. The GAB workshop, founded in 1867, evolved into Sweden's leading producer of Modernist silver under the direction of Jacob Angman. Hallmarked: GAB, date mark 1927, Stockholm assay,as well as 830 Fine Silver. 5 1/4" H., 8 3/8" W.
Charming gilt bronze oval tray with crisply cast and detailed birds perched upon it. The resting birds are among leaves and berries. The lovely Art Nouveau tray has cast beetles climbing upon its edge to complete the naturalistic design. Signed Sem Guenardeau along with F. Barbedienne Foundry marks along its side. France circa 1900. 4 1/2" W., 9 3/8" L.
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.
Elegant, thick-walled, French opaline glass box. The rectangular form has bevel-cut edging. A gilded mount with floral-relief detail enhances the box, and a bow-shape clasp completes the design. France circa 1920. 3 1/8" H., 3 1/2" W., 5 1/4" L.
Lovely set-of-six Val St. Lambert wine, or water goblets. The cased glasses are in the famous Belgian workshop's well-known red, or rose color. Each is cut in vertical, elongated ovals, alternating with rising, long-stemmed florettes. Five-sided, tapering stems are geometrically cut. Each of the fine quality, mid-century goblets is 7 3/4" H.
Fine quality hand-cut crystal cocktail shaker. Cut from burgundy to clear in robust pendant grapes and leaves within three geometric sections. Signed upon mount by Wilhelm Wolff circa 1930's. The workshop was established in Pforzheim in 1894. 8 3/4" H. *** Long established as a leading specialist in finest quality period Art Deco era cocktail shakers - From classic to figural forms - Over 75 examples in our stock at all times - Many not listed on our site ***
Fine quality twist-stem sterling silver cocktail bar spoon. Nice functional form with paddle stir at one end. Opposite end has pierced spoon with piercing tines for olives or citrus. Made by Black, Starr & Gorham in New York, circa 1940. 11 1/8" L.
Sterling silver letter opener created to commemorate the Silver Jubilee, or 25th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation. The opener, with a detailed crown at its top, is engraved ERII along with 1952-1977. Hallmarks: London 1977, maker B&H, monarch head of Queen Elizabeth. Original box. 7 5/8" L.
Unusual glass cocktail shaker with engraved liquid measures upon the surface. Upon the right side are increments for up to 20 ounces, and on the left, up to one pint. Silvered mounts with gadroon edging bear marks for the well-known James Dixon & Son of Sheffield, circa 1930's. 8 3/4" H. *** Long established as a leading specialist in finest quality period Art Deco era cocktail shakers - From classic to figural forms - Over 75 examples in our stock at all times - Many not listed on our site ***
Lovely Jugendstil bottle stand with three sections of florals in relief. Reticulated elements rise above each section. The elegant stand was made in Germany circa 1900. 3 1/8" H., 3 7/8" W.