Stunning antique gilded bronze frame in the Empire style. A cornice with foliate detail supported by twist pillars floats in front of the frame. Turned finials are upon the base as well as top corners. A finely cast ribbon and wreath are mounted on the top. France circa 1900. 6" W., 9 1/4" H.; 3 7/8" W., 5 3/8" H. photo
Very heavy, thick-walled cut-crystal decanter set made by the famous Val St. Lambert workshop in Belgium circa 1930's. Designed by Charles Graffart, the decanter is cut in four horizontal rows with ten cut panels upon each. Cut from deep violet-red to clear. A geometric stopper rests within. Eight complementing original glasses accompany the decanter. 9 1/4" H.; 2 3/4" H. each glass
Unusual footed spherical form decanter with an applied handle. The geometric black enamels are comprised of squares with cut circles along with cross-hatch patterns. Stylized Modernist foliates enhance the Art Deco decanter. A bold round stopper with complementing enamel work rests within an undulating neck with pouring lip. Czechoslovakia circa 1930. 8 3/4" H., 7" W. to handle
Gilded bronze French- Empire-design frame with a detailed, cast Napoleonic eagle perched upon its top. Lovely, cascading floral appliques adorn its silk liner. A relief pattern of heart-shape foliates at the frame's borders completes the design. France circa 1890. Beautifully re-backed in suede. 5 1/2" W., 8 1/2" H.; 3 1/2" W., 4 3/4" H. photo
Art- Deco-era ice cooler, with its lobed-form bottom, has half-moon scoop handles. Engine-turned bandings about the circumference complete the unusual form. France circa 1925. 4 5/8" H., 6" W. to handles
Bronze of a 16th-century gentleman holding two geese. Charming depiction of the well-known bronze sculpture by Hans Peisser, titled "Gaensemaennchenbrunnen" ("The Goose Man's Fountain"). The original sculpture, cast in 1550, is located in the Nuremberg Town Hall square in the old town. The depiction portrays the tale of the geese being carried to market, and as they loudly protested, the gentleman took pity upon them and swiftly returned them to their home. This detailed casting rests upon a variegated green marble base and bears the original retailer's label beneath, G.G. Leykauf. Nuremberg circa 1910. 6 1/4" H.
French Empire-design, gilded bronze photo frame with acanthus-leaf borders. Top is mounted with a ribbon and wreath. Oval opening with its textured gilding can be removed to convert frame into a rectangular form. France circa 1900. 5 1/4" W., 7 1/4" H.; 3" W., 3 7/8" H. oval photo; 4 3/4" W., 5 1/2" H. rectangle photo
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.
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Classic British cocktail shaker embellished with engine-turned bandings in a weave pattern. Jigger top cap has a complementing engine-turned band. England circa 1930's. 8" 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 ***
Very fine quality sterling silver and crystal ice cooler made by the well-known Mappin & Webb. Crystal is cut into nine panels with curving fan patterns. Top is mounted with a silver frame along with notched and curving Art Deco handles. Complete with its original silver ice drainer to allow water to settle beneath the ice cubes. Hallmarks upon both drainer as well as top mount: Mappin & Webb, Sheffield 1937. 4 3/8" H., 7 1/2" W. to handles
Decanter extensively overlaid with abundant silver flowers upon a florette-and-lattice surround. The unusual and elegant bulbous form with tapering base has a curving handle completely covered in silver. An undulating neck with pouring lip holds a tall, tear- drop-form stopper with additional overlay flowers. Silver has detailed, hand-chased work. Marks for the Alvin workshop of Rhode Island, circa 1900. 10 1/4" H.
Fine chased silver overlay with a burst of rambling flowers and vines upon a Loetz glass vase. The lustrous satin glass in violet has golden, green and blue highlights. Austria circa 1900. 2 3/4" H.
Fine silver overlay upon a lustrous golden Loetz glass vase. Art Nouveau chased flowers and undulating vines encircle the shimmering form with its rainbow iridescence. Marks for the La Pierre silver workshop of New York and Newark, N.J., circa 1900. 2 1/2" H., 3" W.
Bold emerald-green glass silver-overlay vase; its baluster form covered with spiraling, chased forms as well as rambling flowers among vines. A vacant, decorated, oval cartouche enhances one side. A stunning, tall example from the La Pierre silver workshop of New York and Newark, New Jersey, circa 1900. 12 1/4" H., 5" W.
Antique cufflinks have a detailed railroad coal car in relief. Each is mounted with a rose-cut diamond. The early bean-back design cufflinks test 12K; American circa 1910. 5/16" W., 5/8" L.
Sterling silver case is enameled in lush sky-blue upon an Art Deco radiating, engine-turned wave pattern. All silver back is completely engine-turned. Gilded within. Hallmarks: William Neale, Birmingham 1936. 3" W., 3 1/4" L.
Soft lemon-yellow pastel L.C. Tiffany floriform vase with an onion-skin stretch, undulating rim. Opalescent and pearl-white ribbing highlight the form, which is supported by a footed base with an opal-white edge. Signed with number 1882, L.C. Tiffany Favrile; circa 1905. 8 7/8" H., 3" W.
L.C. Tiffany glass aqua footed bowl with radiating white foliate rib patterns. Flaring top has onion- skin-stretch effect. Supported by an opalescent stem and foot with an opal white edge. Retains original paper label upon pontil. Signed number 1700, L.C.T. Favrile; circa 1905. 3 1/4" H., 5 3/8" W.