Footed, globular-form cut decanter with honeycomb-cut neck. A multi-facet cut stopper completes the elegant design. England, circa 1890. 12" H.
Chased Art Nouveau silver adorns the ruby red bud vase. A quatrefoil-form pinched top is covered with silver and completes the lovely design. Signed beneath with marks of the Electrolytic Art Metal Company of New Jersey circa 1900. 4 3/8" H.
A distinct Josef Hoffmann-design influence is seen upon the Vienna Secession wine, or Champagne, cooler. A flat paneled top rises above concentrically banded ribbing. A geometric pattern in relief is reminiscent of Hoffmann's gitterwerk designs. Made in Vienna by the Argentor workshop circa 1905, located in Wimbergerstrasse. The well-regarded firm was founded by Ernst Russ and Adolf Willhelm Hetzel. Illustrated in an early Argentor-Werk catalogue, page 86. 8 3/4" H., 12 1/4" W. to handles
Stunning example! The wide-lobed form vase, with a crimped center, is in a deep cornflower blue. Four sections of Vienna- Secession-design fine silver overlay, with a distinct Dagobert Peche influence, adorn the surface. The flared top is completely covered in silver. Germany circa 1915. 5 3/8" H.
Stunning Art Nouveau photo frame made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. The fluidly designed frame with a central winged maiden or fairy accommodates two photos. Signed beneath with workshop marks. Illustrated on page 305 in the well-known WMF 1906 catalogue published by the Antiques Collectors Club. 7 1/2" W., 7 1/4" H; 2 1/8" W., 3 3/8" H.
Edwardian sterling silver whistle is fashioned as a vesta case to hold wooden matches. The tubular form has a hinged cover to conceal its match compartment. A striker is beneath, along with a chatelaine ring. The wonderful, functional whistle is hallmarked for Birmingham 1904. 2 1/2" L.
Patinated repousse brass Art Nouveau photo frame depicting a pair of facing winged phoenixes. Undulating serpent-like forms complete the extraordinary design of the large, brass-wrapped angular frame. In the style of Alfred Daguet, France circa 1900. Wooden easel back. 9" W., 11 12" H; 3 1/2" W., 5 1/4" H. photo
Extensively detailed, fine silver-overlay work covers the surface of this deep-cranberry glass vase. The bulbous bottom rises to a trumpet form. The chased silver displays abundant leaves, berries and vines. Originally presented at Quantuck Yacht Club, August 4, 1906. 7" H.
Sterling silver magnifier with detailed, scrolling patterns in relief upon the handle. Hallmarks: Walker & Hall, Sheffield 1913. 5 3/8" L.
English bronze door knocker with cold-painted detail in the form of Tom Chrudd, known as Old Boots. This knocker depicts the famous "boot boy" from the 18th-century Unicorn Inn of Ripon in Yorkshire, carrying a boot jack and a pair of slippers. He had a nose and chin so long that he was able to hold a coin between them. He was tipped for his service, upon which he grasped the coin in that fashion. England circa 1890. 4" L.
Victorian wine coaster with a reticulated, spiraling floral pattern and beaded detail along with turned wood bottoms. Sheffield circa 1900. 5 1/2" W., 2" H.
Lovely silver jigger with a repousse design of interlacing florals. The detailed Art Nouveau jigger was made by the well-known Wilhelm Binder workshop of Schwabisch Gmund, Germany, circa 1900. Gilded within. Firm's marks beneath, along with 800 Fine Silver mark. 2 3/8" H.
Sterling silver dessert, or fruit, set with mother-of-pearl handles. The twelve-piece service for six consists of elegant three-tine forks along with six serrated-end knives. Fitted in original case with its key. Case has retailer and silversmith's label for R. Stewart, Buchanan & Argyle Street in Glasgow. Each piece fully hallmarked: Robert Stewart, London 1919. 6 1/8" L. forks, 7 3/8" L. knives.
Beautifully hand-chased sterling silver butter knife with a carved mother-of-pearl handle. Ideal for pâté and soft cheeses. Fitted in original silk- and velvet-lined box. Hallmarks: Joseph Gloster, Birmingham 1905. 6" L.
Elegant late Georgian-era sterling silver and crystal potpourri box. Hallmarks: Thomas Whitehead, London 1833, along with sovereign head mark for William IV. Heavy silver engined pattern top has an elaborately reticulated and chased scrollwork panel. A medallion with an engraved egret crest is at its center. A fine early box. 1 5/8" H., 2 1/4" W., 3 1/2" L.
Colorful Art Nouveau pottery butter box. The undulating form, with a bell flower and vines in relief, has an applied naturalistic frond handle. Glazed in minty greens along with burgundy and yellow. Interior is a rose tone. Impressed Austria beneath, circa 1900. 3 1/4" H., 6" W., 8 3/4" L.
Rambling hand-chased foliates adorn the blade of the antique sterling silver opener. The silver handle is enameled in minty green. Hallmarks: Henry Hall & John Edward Bingham, Sheffield 1870. 8 3/4" L.
Antique sterling silver letter opener has lush turquoise green enamel upon its handle. Front of its silver blade is hand-chased with scrolling foliates. Hallmarks: Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall, Sheffield 1902. 9 1/2" L.