Traditional English biscuit barrel in the form of an actual detailed wooden barrel. The box with its hinged cover rests upon a beaded tray supported by four claw feet. A chased lion crest embellishes the front. Registry marks beneath as well as upon cover for January 22, 1862. 7" H., 5 3/4" W., 8 1/4" W. w/tray
Stunning pair of Jungendstil bowls. The footed silver forms have sweeping Art Nouveau elements among shield friezes. Secession influence geometric designs complete the 800 fine silver framework. Undulating hand-cut crystal liners rest within. Two inner-rim flakes on one liner. Each signed beneath with workshop marks for the well-known Koch & Bergfeld, circa 1902. Retailer marks for Vollgold & Sohn are found on the silver as well. The Koch & Bergfeld silversmiths were founded in Bremen in 1829. Examples of their works are represented in the Brohan Museum collection in Berlin. 5 1/2" H., 7 1/4" W. each.
Large example of an L.C. Tiffany Favrile decorated center bowl with its original two-tier flower frog. The rolled rim form is decorated with green lily pads and trailing vines upon the golden multi-hued iridescent glass. Both the bowl and looped frog are each signed "L.C. Tiffany Favrile," along with "4028K," circa 1916. 14" W.
Mirror plateau made by the Wilcox Silver Plate Co., a division of the International Silver Co. Unusual example in the workshop's Paisley pattern has an Art- Deco-era blue mirror. The frame has delicate florals and baskets in relief all supported by four bun feet. Circa 1920's. 15 1/4" W., 1 3/4" H.
Lovely WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) reticulated jardiniere or basket with high Art Nouveau whiplash florals and vines. A central Art Nouveau maiden medallion is upon two sides. Original undulating blue cut-crystal liner. Germany circa 1900. Illustrated in the workshop's well-known 1906 catalogue, page 230. 4 3/4" H., 4 5/8" W., 3 3/4" D.
Ikora Kristall vase made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) under the direction of Karl Wiedmann in Germany circa 1939. Widely flaring trumpet form internally decorated in brilliant red at the rim. Bulbous bottom in deep teal green with radiating bubbles against a red background. The form is pictured on page 152 in "WMF Ikora and Myra Glaser Glass." 4 1/8" W., 3 7/8" H.
Amethyst glass Steuben bowl in optic rib pattern. The widely flaring form is supported by footed rising base. Frederick Carder era, circa 1920. 9 5/8" W., 4 3/4" H.
Intense teal green large bowl with radiating webbed effect golden ribbon patterns. Ikora-Kristall was made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik)in Germany under the direction of Karl Wiedmann. The thick-walled, widely flaring form with the upturned rim is pictured in "WMF Ikora & Myra Glass," page 140. Made circa 1935. Dimensions: 3" H., 13" W.
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Fine example from the C.G. Hallberg workshop in Stockholm, Sweden. The Modernist form with its rounded shoulder and flattened step cap has stylized leaf and circle elements about the top's circumference. A wafer strainer with its semi-circular finial rests within. Hallberg commissioned prominent designers such as Sylvia Stave to create cocktail shaker designs. Circa 1930's. 7 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. ***
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.
Large bulbous form silver overlay flacon or decanter. Extensively overlaid in robust Art Nouveau flowers and vines. Fine hand-chased detail enhances the interlacing silver work. A tall dome-form stopper completes the design. American, circa 1900. 8 1/4" H., 4 1/2" W.
Sterling silver tankard-form cocktail shot jiggers. Extraordinary set-of-six! Each is gilded within. Made in Massachusetts by the Lunt silversmiths workshop circa 1930's. 1 7/8" H. each.
Antique niello enamel and silver large snuff box. A repetition of circles and flower heads covers the surface of the box. A band of leaves lines each side of the rounded-edge form. Gilded interior. Silver standard and guarantee marks circa 1819-38. Maker mark as well as Paris city mark. Dimensions: 1/2" H., 1 3/4" W., 3 1/4" L.
Steuben Green Jade glass vase with applied Alabaster glass foot. The tall optic swirl pattern has a hexagonal Art Deco opening. Frederick Carder's original design number 6241 as illustrated in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," by Gardner. 10 1/8" H.
Dutch 833 Fine Silver tea strainer. The Art Nouveau design form has detailed tulips and fronds in deep relief upon its handle. Pierced strainer is floriform with hand-chased accents. Assayed in Amsterdam 1922. Dimensions: 2 1/2" W., 4 3/4" L.
Lovely Art Nouveau sterling silver clock with interlacing sweeping elements in relief. Silver is mounted upon a curving easel-back oak form. Hallmarks: Joseph Gloster, Birmingham 1907. Dimensions: 4 3/8" W., 6" H., 2" D.
Ikora Kristall vase made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) under direction of Karl Wiedmann in Germany circa 1939. Widely flaring trumpet form internally decorated in intense teal green at the rim. Bulbous bottom decorated in deep aqua blues with teal centers. Bright greens complete the center section of the fine example. The form is pictured on page 152 in "WMF Ikora and Myra Glaser Glass." Dimensions: 4 1/4" W., 3 3/4" H.
Clarice Cliff Royal Staffordshire cake or serving plate in the well-known "Spring Crocus" pattern, circa 1930's. Painted in yellows, pinks and blue with a green center and border. Nice form with serving handles. Marks beneath. 9 1/2" W.
Art Nouveau sterling silver and cut crystal paperweight inkwell. Large rounded silver cover with robust Art Nouveau florals in high relief. Heavy crystal square inkwell deeply cut beneath. Marked sterling. American circa 1900. Dimensions: 2 5/8" Sq., 4" H.
Engine turned geometric Art Deco cufflinks. Hallmarks for 9K gold, Birmingham 1938. 3/8" W., 5/8" L.
The oval form is set with complementing oval lapis cabuchons. 9K gold, made in London circa 1922. 3/8" W., 3/4" L.
Ikora Kristall bowl made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) under the direction of Karl Wiedmann. The interally decorated thick-walled vibrant blue bowl has radiating webbed patterns in rose tones with speckled butterscotch highlights. Similar examples are pictured in "WMF Ikora & Myra Glass," pages 117 and 132. Made circa 1928-31. Dimensions: 2 5/8" H., 6 3/8" W.
Lovely Art Nouveau frame with reticulated whiplash elements at its top. A central display of open flowers and leaves crowns the robust form with further naturalistic reticulation at its lower section. Germany circa 1900. Dimensions: 4 1/2" W., 7" H.; 2 1/8" W., 3 1/4" H.; photo 2 1/8" W., 3 1/4" L.
Art Deco ice pail cooler. Lobed banded design with a footed support. A pivot bale handle rises above the form. Made in England circa 1930. Dimensions: 6 1/2" W., 5 3/8" H., 9" H. to handle.
Lovely unusual example from the famous Mappin & Webb workshop of London and Sheffield circa 1910. Crystal biscuit barrel with silvered mounts is cut with stylized florals and vines dancing about the ribbed surface. A bale handle and turned lid finial enhance the form. Ideal for cookies as well as for use as a covered ice cooler. Dimensions: 6 1/2" H., 8" H. to handle, 6" W.
Extraordinary design. High art nouveau centerpiece stand by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische MetallWarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. A four footed curving base with irises in relief leads to a naturalistic column with flanking whiplash elements. An elaborately reticulated framework of art nouveau florals above rippling water like patterns holds a cobalt crystal bowl. The scallop edge bowl has gold enamel floral accents about it's form. Exhuberant whiplash handles complete the stunning center stand. Firm's marks beneath. Dimensions : 13"h, 15"w to handles.
Fine Secession silver bowl designed by Helene Brandt for the famous Bruckmann & Sohne workshop in Heilbronn, Germany circa 1913. The rising octagonal form has a broad rim with stylized Secession flowers, podes and leaves in deep relief influenced by Josef Hoffmann works for Wiener Werkstatte. A jardinere in this design is pictured in "Silber fur Die Welt," page 139. This publication documents creations by Bruckmann's leading designers. 800 fine silver marks beneath along with firm's marks. Dimensions: 1 7/8" H., 10 3/4" W.
Beautifully interpreted Art Nouveau design. A Mucha-inspired figural maiden with flowing hair upholds a corner of her gown as it undulates about the perimeter of the tray. Pendant irises in relief are further enhanced by cast and applied flowers and fronds in high relief. Made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated in the firm's 1906 catalogue, page 170. Signed beneath. Dimensions: 12 1/4" W., 11 1/2" H.
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Classic Art Deco styling with a concentrically stepped shoulder. Incised edging at caps. Very nice example from the Hukin & Heath workshop in Birmingham circa 1925. 7 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. ***
Art Nouveau silver card tray with a raised border of intertwined mistletoe leaves. The rectangular tray with its rounded corners bears hallmarks beneath for Orfevrerie Boulenger et Cie, Paris. Additionally stamped with the head of Mercury and numeral 1 for 950 fine silver. The prominent workshop received many international design awards. France circa 1900. Dimensions: 6" W., 8" L.
Hallberg pewter candle holders made by the C. G. Hallberg workshop in Stockholm, Sweden. Hallmark date 1931. The prominent gold and silversmith was jeweler to the Swedish royal court. Each two-arm candle holder rests upon a round, stepped base. A central fan form finial crowns the curving form. Dimensions: 9 1/2" H., 8 1/4" W.
Kralik Glatt Silberiris vase with fine silver overlay. Cased golden iridescent pinched vase with a rose orchid interior. Art Nouveau chased silver flowers and vines embellish the form. Wilhelm Kralik Sohne was founded by Josef Meyr in Austro-Bohemia circa 1815. Silver overlay bears marks from La Pierre of New York, N.Y., and Newark, N.J., circa 1905. Dimensions: 4 1/4" H.
High Art Nouveau tray with reticulated whiplash elements. Relief florals enhance each end. Incised elements highlight the tray's surface. The undulating form is supported by four ball feet. Made by the well-known workshop WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwaren Fabrik)in Germany circa 1910. Dimensions: 8 1/2" W., 13 1/2" L.
Lovely Art Deco wine or champagne cooler. The double-tiered form has a hammered surface upon its lower section. Carved wood Art Deco spiral handles flank the top. Unusual example, made by the Wilhelm Wolff workshop in Pfzorzheim, Germany circa 1930. Dimensions: 8 1/4" H, 10 1/4" W.
An undulating Art Nouveau framework adorns the original complimenting cut crystal bowl. A billowing cover enhanced by relief tendrils and a naturalistic pierced handle complete the form. Made by the Walter Scherf workshop founded in Nuremberg in 1899 and ceased operating in 1914. Prominent designers such as Friedrich Adler, Peter Behrens and Joseph Maria Olbrich were commissioned to create designs. This fine example was likely designed by Peter Behrens. The range was signed Isis or Osiris as is this beneath the foot, circa 1900. Dimensions: 3 5/8" H, 5" W, 9" L.
Traditional English tankard form 2 oz cocktail bar jigger. Made in England circa 1930's.