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.