Lovely Art Nouveau sterling- silver-top boudoir jar. A scene in high relief depicts a pair of birds among cascading flowers and is gilded beneath. Crystal jar is extensively cut. Hallmarks: J. Aitkin & Son; Birmingham 1904. 2 7/8" H., 3 1/4" W.
Fine Art Deco sterling silver flask. The hammered body has 14K gold panels with incised detail. The top cap unscrews and its telescoping form converts to a drinking cup. Quite elegant. Marked upon opening sterling silver, 14K, 10 oz. Made by Napier in Connecticut circa 1930's. 3 7/8" W., 6 1/2" H.
Fine Art Nouveau silver jardiniere with Art Nouveau maidens representing the arts. One strokes a lyre while the other holds a painter's brush and palette. Reticulated flowers and interlacing vines complete the design along with naturalistic openwork handles. A cut-crystal liner rests within. Stamped marks for the Martin Mayer workshop of Mainz, Germany along with 835 Fine Silver marks, circa 1900. Artists commissioned by Mayer include Peter Behrens and Hans Christiansen. 3 7/8" H., 5" W., 11" L.
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Bold French Art Deco cocktail shaker. Contoured form widens toward the top with a concentrically stepped strainer section. A jigger top cap has a complementing step element. France 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 and elegant Art Nouveau biscuit barrel made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. The green- shaded- to-clear crystal is hand-cut with robust Art Nouveau flowers and fronds. The cover has an applied floral finial. 8" H., 5 1/2" W.
A scarce example of this chromium Art Deco cocktail shaker with a recipe dial design upon its shoulder section. Fitted with an outer top sleeve that turns to reveal different cocktail recipes. The recipes include Side Car, Stinger, Manhattan, Horse's Neck and so on. The recipes still have their red enameling intact. Made by the Keystone Co., American circa 1930's. 11 1/2" 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 ***
Handsome English Victorian oak- and- brass-mounted smokers' box. The design has separate hinged compartments for cigars as well as cigarettes. Each is clearly labelled with a brass plaque. This unusual example is also fitted with a cigar cutter upon the top along with a match-striker plate and a removable ashtray. Within the cigarette section is an additional holder for matches or a roller. A twist-form brass carrying handle completes the design. England circa 1890. 6" W., 12" L., 5" H.
Whimsical English mid-century pepper grinder in the form of a Champagne bottle. Turn the cork top of bottle, which is engraved "Champagne Poivre," to grind. Made in England circa 1950's. 5 1/2" H.
Pure Art Deco design. Top of the silvered box is engine-turned with alternating incised panels. The rounded, stained wood forms that flank the sides are also supports that uphold the box. Wooden lined. Made in England circa 1925. 3 1/4" W., 6 1/8" L., 1 5/8" H.
Rich green jade Steuben vase with an applied alabaster glass foot. The lobed form has twelve fluted elements. Beautiful example of Frederick Carder's design #7331 as illustrated on page 293 in "the Glass of Frederick Carder." 9 1/4" H.
Rectangular gilt bronze Empire design frame accommodates two photos. Borders have fine foliate detail. Moire background is enhanced with ribbon-and-wreath appliques and an undulating bow is mounted upon the top. A loop at the back for wall mounting. France circa 1900. 5" H., 7 3/4" L.; 2 3/8" round each photo
Bronze boy grasping an apple. Sweetly sculpted with a scarf about his neck and wearing a knit cap. Olive-brown patina with a contrasting gold patina upon the face and hand. Signed A. Titze upon the reverse. The artist was active in Vienna from 1900-1920 creating detailed figures of harlequins, animals and children. The bronze stands upon a variegated caramel-tone marble base. 6 1/4" H.
Sweet bronze sculpture of a Dutch boy holding a pipe. Nicely cast with a rich olive-brown patina. Signed "Kek," also known as Keck. Hans Keck sculpted figures of children and was active 1900-'25. Bronze stands upon a black onyx base. Germany circa 1910. 5 3/8" H.
Tiffany Studios gilded bronze Zodiac pattern pen tray. The versatile form tray depicts signs of the zodiac in detailed relief. Impressed marks upon the base; Tiffany Studios, New York, 1000. Circa 1905. An example illustrated in "Tiffany Desk Sets," by Holland, page 29. 10" L., 3 1/4" W.
Gilt bronze frame with scrolling openwork foliate borders. Burnished highlights enhance the elegant design. France circa 1900. 4 1/2" W., 6: H.; 3 7/8" W., 5 3/8" H. photo
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