Fine WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) silvered pewter figural, monumental Art Nouveau vases in the manner of Alphonse Mucha. One has front relief of a barefoot maiden with flowing, tousled hair among florals and vines. The facing vase has a fluid-haired maiden sniffing a bouquet of undulating florals. Reverse of each has further interlacing foliates and vines. The neck and naturalistic waving tops are flanked by reticulated Art Nouveau whiplash handles. Stunning examples of Art Nouveau at its best. Firm's marks beneath. Germany circa 1907. 19 1/2" H., 10 1/2" w.
Pair sterling silver Danish-influence two-arm candelabra. A central urn form with scrolling berry elements is reminiscent of Georg Jensen design. The stunning form is supported by a hammered silver base. Marks beneath for the prominent Gorham silver workshop along with date mark for year 1941. 7 1/4" H., 9 1/2" W.
Elaborate Italian silver box: Oval form with hand-chased fleur-de-lys and scrolling borders upon the textured, hinged top. An oval malachite cabuchon mounted medallion is at the center of the cover. Cast and applied reticulated feet support the lobed box. Gilded interior. Hallmarked Milan, 800 fine silver, circa 1940. 3" H., 5 1/2" W., 6 3/4" L.
Victorian heavily cut crystal biscuit box. The oval form has a hinged cover flanked by tall elongated handles. Silvered mounts hallmarked for John Grinsdell & Sons; Birmingham circa 1885. 5 1/2" H., 5 1/2" W., 10" L.
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.
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.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1302421 (stock #448)
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.