Handsome English antique sterling- silver-mounted flask. Bound with crocodile, the flask has a drinking cup with gilded interior which slips off for convenience. Cap is threaded to turn and lock into place. A bayonet hinge keeps the cap from detaching. Hallmarks: James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1912. 3 3/8" W., 5 5/8" H.
Antique sterling silver whistle with a ribbed pattern. The Victorian-era example, with its chatelaine ring, is fully functioning. Hallmarks: Francis Webb, Birmingham 1894. 1 7/8" L.
Lovely tray made by the well-regarded Argentor workshop of Vienna circa 1900. The silvered high Art Nouveau borders are reticulated with rambling florals and vines. The footed, rounded form has a decorated, etched glass surface to complete the design. Signed beneath. Argentor was located in Wimbergerstrasse and was founded by Ernst Russ and Adolf Wilhelm Hetzel.
Oval marquis-form snuff box with enamel top. Green enamel is over a waving, radiating engine-turned pattern. Gilded interior. Hallmarks: Mappin & Webb, Birmingham 1912. 5/8" H., 1 1/4" W., 2 1/9" L.
Lovely Art Nouveau letters or stationery box has its original fitted wooden interior. Extensive Art Nouveau whiplash, foliates and scenic designs are in relief on the silvered, hinged-top form. Made in England circa 1900. 3 1/2" D., 9" L. 5 3/4" H.
Extraordinary Art Nouveau design. A scarce example of a bat-form pendant from the famous Charles Horner workshop in sterling and enamel. A detailed pattern in the silver wings and body is seen beneath the enamel work. Cobalt blue, along with lustrous turquoise and aqua greens, define the design. Further enamel is found upon a rising triangular form above the pendant as well as on a complementing suspension. A similar example is pictured in "Charles Horner of Halifax," page 94. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1909. 2 1/2" L. with suspended enamels.
Elegant sterling silver condiment set consisting of two open salts, two mustard pots and two pepperettes with bristol blue glass liners. The elaborate set is complete with its original spoons. Decorated with a swag-and-bow design in relief. Each is fully hallmarked: Henry Hobson & Sons, Birmingham 1904. The ten pieces are fitted in a beautiful velvet- and silk-lined case. 2 7/8" H. pepperettes; 2 1/8" W. salts; 2 7/8" W. mustards
Antique sterling silver Victorian whistle. In fine condition and mounted with a chatelaine ring. The wonderful, functional whistle is fully hallmarked: Deakin & Francis, Birmingham 1873. 2 1/4" L. with ring
Pair of nutcrackers with a cut design on handles that creates a comfortable grip. Concave, grooved area helps to grip nut. Swing handles reverse to accommodate a smaller nut and rotate back for walnut or other large varieties. Fitted in beautiful original silk- and velvet-lined case. Made in England circa 1910. 5 3/4" L. each
A carved wood Victorian-era wooden handle with silver mounts is upon the magnifier. Silver has floral as well as chased designs. Hallmarks: Maker TR.AR, Birmingham 1891. 4" W., 10 1/2" L.
Extraordinary, lively Austrian bronze dog stands upon its hind legs as it holds a lariat with its paws. The detailed figure has nuanced patination of the detailed fur. Fine example for the collector of unusual Austrian bronze animals. Circa 1910. 3 1/4" H., 2 1/8" W.
Handsome pair of rounded, natural coral cufflinks. Each has a gold button beneath with attached gold chain. Edwardian era circa 1910.
Lovely chased Art Nouveau overlay florals are upon the navy blue glazed porcelain vase. The dramatically contrasting vase is signed beneath with marks for the Lenox porcelain workshop of New Jersey circa 1900. Silver is stamped with marks for La Pierre Silver of New York and Newark, New Jersey. 3 7/8" H.
Fine Art Nouveau chased silver flowers and vines upon a Loetz glass vase. The lustrous green and violet satin glass becomes brilliant royal blue when exposed to light. Silver on the Austrian vase by Alvin workshop in Rhode Island, circa 1900. 4" H.
Fine silver snuff box with engraved whimsical scenes of dogs chasing rabbits in a landscape with fences and trees. The engraved narrative is upon top as well as all sides. Bottom of box depicts a pair of dueling gentlemen dressed in period attire. The box is further enhanced with engraved foliates and a lion's mask. Hallmarks: Maker AA along with date mark Q4 for 1846. 1 5/8" W., 3" L.
Beautifully presented in their original velvet- and silk-lined case. The set-of-six sterling silver Arts & Crafts tots, or shot glasses, were retailed by the famous Mappin & Webb Goldsmiths & Silversmiths at 2 Queen Victoria St., London. Each loop-handle-form tot is hallmarked: Charles Edwards, London 1905. 2 1/8" W., 1 1/2" H. each
Tiffany Studios patinated bronze Grapevine-pattern letter rack in a double sided form. The reticulated filagree work on the Grapevine pattern reveals variegated Tiffany glass panels in green and white tones. Impressed marks upon the base: Tiffany Studios, New York, 1019. Circa 1905. A similar example is illustrated in "Tiffany Desk Sets," by Holland, page 88. 2 1/2" D., 5" H., 6 1/2" W.
Lovely Victorian silver-plated basket with an elaborate, splayed, twig-form handle. Basket interior has cascading flowers in relief with chased detail. English registry mark beneath for April 26, 1881, along with maker mark of Henry Wilkinson of Sheffield. 4 1/2" H., 10" W.