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.
Textured brown leather covers the English silvered whisky flask. A convenient drinking cup is gilded within. Top cap has a bayonet-style mount and turns to lock into place. Made by James Dixon & Sons of Sheffield circa 1910. 3 1/4" W., 5 1/4" H.
Antique niello Russian cigarette case with a central scene of a horse-drawn sled with driver in traditional attire. The silver is further enhanced with scrolling and floral designs. An elaborate cartouche with chased monogram is upon the reverse. Marks include: Date stamp for Moscow 1886 along with 84 Fineness for 875 purity. Maker Vasili Dmtrev. A lovely example created during the Nicholas II period. 1 3/4" W., 3/14" L.
Fine antique crystal box with a minutely detailed, cast bronze eagle upon its hinged cover. The eagle is complemented by bronze Art Nouveau floral elements along with foliate-trim mountings. The marquise-form crystal box is cut with vertical fluting and a starburst upon its base. France circa 1900. 2 3/8" H., 4 3/8" W., 8 5/8" L.
Nice realistic example of a cold-painted Vienna bronze Collie or Sheltie. The detailed casting, with its waves of fur, is painted in golden and deep browns with cream white. Austria, circa 1910. 2 1/4" H., 3 3/4" L.
English Edwardian-era, round oak tray with a pierced gallery. The tray is ideal for decanters or cocktail accoutrements. Supported by detailed, cast feet with a florette, along with a chased, hexagonal, central button upon the top. England circa 1910. 12 1/4" W., 2 3/4" H.
A stunning example of fine Art Nouveau. The pewter-mounted glass vase is from the Moritz Hacker (Budapest 1849-1932) workshop founded in Vienna, Austria in 1882. Three detailed, cast irises climb the sides of the Loetz lilac glass vase decorated with undulating waves in aubergine. The well-regarded Hacker, a jeweler to the royal court, often collaborated with Loetz. Signed with Hacker workshop marks upon mount; Vienna circa 1900-05. 8 1/4" H.
Designed by Dagobert Peche (1877-1923) for Gmunder Keramik in Austria circa 1915-20. The Vienna Secession, large covered jar is glazed in black and cream with two central floral bouquets in Peche's iconic style. The bold form is completed by a cover with a knop finial. Gmunder Keramik executed works for the Wiener Werkstatte. Similar examples are pictured in "Wiener Werkstatte," by Gabriele Fahr-Becker, page 83, as well as in "Dagobert Peche and the Wiener Werkstatte," page 208, published by Yale University Press in association with the Neue Galerie, New York. Peche joined Wiener Werkstatte as Artistic Director in 1915. 4 3/4" W., 5 1/4" H.
Detailed, cast Vienna bronze French bulldog. The naturalistic fur is cold-painted in tan and brown tones with dark highlights on the muzzle and ears. A studded collar is painted maroon. Nice, realistic expression. Stamped Geschutzt beneath; Austria early 1900's. 4 1/2" H., 4 1/2" L.
Lovely Edwardian ebony candlesticks with a baluster-form column. Each are mounted with a hand-chased silver applique. London circa 1900-10. 6 1/8" H. each
Sterling silver Victorian vesta, or match safe, with hand-chased florals upon the surface. A match striker is at bottom and a chatelaine ring completes the design; gilded within. Hallmarks: Joseph Gloster, Birmingham 1894. 1 1/4" W., 2" L. w/ring
Pair of elegant Victorian, English tall wine bottle coaster stands. The high-hat form has pierced design along with garlands and lion masks in relief. The flaring top is cast with flowers and leaves. The pattern is by Barker Ellis of Birmingham circa 1880. 4 1/4" H., 7 3/8" W.
Quite wonderful Victorian design. Three cast, silvered hippocampus figures rest upon each tri-form centerpiece stand. The hippocampi (winged, fishtailed horse figures) have fine detail. A central column supports an elaborately cut crystal bowl. Made by the Horace Woodward workshop of Birmingham. English registry mark February 2, 1861. 9" H., 9" W.
Elaborate silver oval frame. A central mask of a woman with headdress adorns the top. Foliates in relief further adorn the borders. Stamped with French marks, circa 1900. 5 1/4" W., 8 5/8" H.; 4" W., 5 5/8" H. photo
Large antique classic design photo frame. The tall sterling silver, vertical form has raised borders and retains its original oak easel back. Hallmarks: Walker & Hall, Birmingham 1918. 9 3/4" W., 11 3/4" H.; 8" W., 10" H. photo
Large Chippendale-style, oval, silver frame. The elegant English design has an ebonized wooden easel back. Hallmarks: Wilmot Co., Birmingham 1913. 8 1/4" W., 11 1/4" H.; 6 1/2" W., 9 3/8" H. photo
Elegant, tall, oval frame. The borders are raised with a notch design at its top. Hallmarks: Hobson, James & Gilby, Birmingham 1918. 4 3/8" W., 8 1/2" H.; 2 3/8" W., 6" H. photo